THE LOUDEST SCREAM
By Uriah J. Fields
There may come a time in a person's life
when he has to scream loudly, "fire! fire! fire!
Sometimes this happens when a person
recalls and reacts to a particular disturbing
past experience, guilt, repressed anger,
frustration, hysteria, or violence.
The screams of desperation are numerous and they can be heard nearly everywhere. They are the voices and fears of pain and the screamer's plea for help. Even when from a single person the
scream may seem to be overwhelming to the person who cares.
For it may be the scream of an abandoned child, a soldier being tortured by the enemies, a woman fleeing from a serial killer who is determined to destroy her, a lonely person in a crowd who
feels alone, a fear-stricken person sensing imminent danger that may be real or imaginary, These screameres have one thing in common: they are crying out for help -- for someone to rescue them.
Sometimes other people hear their screams and respond humanely,sometimes others ignore them, sometimes their screams are out of quiet desperation and are too quiet for others to hear. But most
of the times their screams are loud and sound as if they are from hysterical people. Yet, "the loudest scream" comes from those who cry out for love, those who can scream in rhythmic cadence,
often reaching a crescendo pitch that is so high that it goes off the barometer sound chart. What are their lyrics? Two words,"They scream, "Love me! Love me! Love me! That's all they ask,just love me. The loudest scream is from the soul-broken person who experiences the most excruciating and severest pain of all screamers. Even sometimes when his screams seem faint to others, they are not; they are always very loud to the screamer whose soul is broken. It is somewhat like unto Jesus crying out in a loud voice while on the cross, "Eloi! Eloi, lama sabachthani?"- which means, "My God, why have you forsaken me?"
Out of desperation the loudest screamer asks seemingly demanding, "Love me! He may say, "Love me or I am out of here! " And even add, 'before I am destructive to others and myself." This may mean that he will commit suicide suddenly or by a somewhat prolonged process that involves the use of drugs, overeating or some other life-abusive substances to affect his premature demise.
How tragic it is that "the loudest scream" very often falls on deaf ears, or, if heard, be ignored, perhaps by someone who does not have empathy for hurting people, or who is just too proud
to help a broken human being. Yet, those who refuse to help people in desperation may themselves become screamers and it is because they too never learned to love. There comes a time in the live of a person when he needs help and out of desperation he may scream loudly for someone to help him. The ultimate cure for screamer is to find someone to love; the ultimate prevention for the person who turns a dead ear to a screamer and is himself in danger of becoming a screamer is to love himself.Then he will love others even as he loves himself. Love, although mysterious, it is efficacious and reality-based; it connects the temporal and eternity.
Copyright 2003-2015 by Uriah J. Fields
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