In Search Of Innocence

John Revisted (part 1)

I first heard the news on TV, that a  3-year-old boy had disappeared at Edinburg overnight, (this was a few days ago) my heart was in my mouth and when the police revealed that they weren’t looking for little Mikaeel Kular anymore, my heart sank. (To some, this is stale news but I couldn’t get the face of the boy from my mind) I’m the kind of woman who believes in the impossible, miraculous acts that usually astound and even confound the most obstinate heart. However, the story of this little, innocent boy hit me hard.

You may wonder why, I am not in any way related to the Kulars, but I am a mother, who had experienced the loss of a child, although not in that way. You may read of my true story here: https://seyisandradavid.org/2012/11/14/death-and-the-angels-of-mercy/

The most disturbing aspect of the story, is this,  the mother seems to be the major suspect, I don’t want to delve too much into the story of the mother or what propelled her into such an atrocious act but of that innocent boy. Someone once commented that people shouldn’t be taken on facial values (whatever that means!) and that no one should be trusted, in a way, the commenter could be right. We live in a very dangerous world but I am forever an optimist, and would remain so, even in the face of outright evil. Mikaeel must have loved his family, but something went wrong and now he is no more. Whatever the circumstances of his passing, I believe he’s at peace now, safe from harm.

I only hope we live in a world where the innocent would not pay for the sins of the wicked and like Louis Armstrong’s song, we do live in a wonderful world minus the murderers, perverts and the indescribable.  Although our world is often tainted by evil, we can do our bit to make it a better place, by being our brother’s keeper – watching out for others in our own little way… endlessly searching for the innocent… helping the homeless, like the man in the picture… That way, the innocents would be safe from the onslaught of wicked people!

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Now,  on to more uplifting news. An online magazine, upcoming4me.com, recently published an article I wrote chronicling the story behind my new book ‘Cydonia,’ you would find the article here: http://upcoming4.me/news/book-news/story-behind-cydonia-by-seyi-david and my publisher, arrowgatepublishing.com also carried the same story here:

http://arrowgatepublishing.com/2014/01/10/story-behind-cydonia-by-seyi-david/

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My book trailer would be out soon, and the eBook, the iBook, Kobo and other ereading devices would release ‘Cydonia’ in the coming weeks. However, if you prefer to read ‘real’ physical book, you can click on my sidebar and it would take you to the right place to buy it or better still, click on these links:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cydonia-Rise-fallen-Seyi-David/dp/0957593031/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1390301384&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=cydonia%3A+rise+of+the+fallen

Amazon US : http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_17?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=cydonia+rise+of+the+fallen&sprefix=Cydonia%3A+Rise+of+%2Caps%2C241&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acydonia+rise+of+the+fallen

Waterstones:

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/seyi+david/cydonia/10190216/

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Cydonia–rise-of-the-fallen–seyi-david?keyword=Cydonia%3A+rise+of+the+fallen%2C+seyi+david&store=book

Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Cydonia-Seyi-David/9780957593039

Abe Books: http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?kn=Cydonia%3A+Rise+of+the+fallen%2C+seyi+david&sts=t&x=50&y=8

Hive.co.uk: http://www.hive.co.uk/search/cydonia%3A+rise+of+the+fallen/mediatype/all/

I reckon this should do for now, you can buy ‘Cydonia’ from all fine bookshops world-wide. I don’t like long posts but I believe a bit of self promotion wouldn’t do any harm.🙂 I hope you’ll all enjoy the rest of this week, wherever you are in the world!

Much love, always!🙂

47 comments on “In Search Of Innocence

  1. You have a good heart, Mikaeel’s case was very sad, and horrible as it seems, that would not be the end of such stories. Sick people with deep seated issues abound in our society today! I hope kids would be safe from such wicked people.
    On your book, we were excited to publish your article, it was a great read. Looking forward to making a book trailer that would sell more copies of Cydonia!🙂
    Christy Nelson
    Arrow Gate Publishing

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I agree with you Christy! I hope so too. Thanks for believing in my dreams. Thanks for your support too, for liking my posts and leaving a comment often amidst your tight schedules.
      Cheers.🙂

  2. robakers says:

    I totally agree with you. I must admit that from time to time I am angry with my children, they know what buttons to push. But to actually harm a child is the lowest form of a crime. Inexcusable, parents are in a position to be the leaders of the family, we are to guide, assist, teach, and even admonish. But never to harm or kill.

    I believe in the afterlife and I believe that all children automatically pass go and enter straight into a wonderful place. This child is in a wonderful place now. The lady who gave birth to this child and who killed him will have something to explain when she meets her maker.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      She will, it’s the worst crime in my eyes. For a mother to hurt and harm her own child! Where else do you expect safety from the world if not in your own home?

      Thanks for your visit and wise comment, I’m very grateful!
      Blessings.🙂

  3. robakers says:

    It felt more appropriate to separate the comments, I apologize for taking up your comments section. I am so happy for you and the success that you are finding in the world. You are a one of a kind writer and you have earned everything that you are receiving. Good for you, Best wishes with the newest novel and everything else in your life. I always love your writing, attitude, your viewpoints on life, but most importantly your heart!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks again for your kindness and no, you’re not taking up my comment section. I always love to read what people think of my write ups! It always gladden my heart when I touch lives in any way I can, and what better way than through the written word, reaching thousands at once! I’m very grateful indeed to have a worthy friend/reader like you visiting my site!
      Blessings.🙂

  4. The violence and lost of children is painful. I fear for my grandchildren everyday. Every time I hear something happen in their neighborhood I hold my breath.

  5. Ben Naga says:

    I agree with your conclusions.

  6. People who continue to “believe all things” and “hope all things” like you do, help bring light into the dark, and definitely make the world a better place.

    Very exciting news about your book trailer. Congratulations!

  7. Al says:

    I was hoping that he would be found alive, but knew from the outset that he would not, and that there was something to do with the family. I had hoped (because he would have still been alive) that he had been kidnapped by his father and taken to Turkey or somewhere. Only because it would have meant that he was still alive and could grow up and live. There were too many inconsistencies though. He was sent to bed at 7:30pm and his mother didn’t check on him. He was wearing a sweater and trousers instead of pyjamas and that his coat was gone. How could he have got out the door? As I said, I hoped it was a father.

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    I will read the Story Behind Cydonia once I have read it, and I will also do what I said I was going to once I have finished it as I just can’t put it down. It is some of the best work I have ever read. It is totally gripping.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      You were right Al, the inconsistencies were too glaring, I knew something was fishy from the word go – a boy of three disappeared from home just like that? It was a disturbing case. Life is complex and people are not as they seem.

      Thanks for your kind words on Cydonia, I hope everyone would enjoy it as much as you do.
      Blessings.🙂

  8. RoSy says:

    I may sound harsh – but – some people just should not have the ability to conceive.

    Congrats on your book! And – all the best to you in its success.

    {Hugs}

  9. Nice piece as usual…

  10. Yay Sandra.:-) But so sad the little boy’s death.

  11. Heart breaking ,but you said it truthfully .Best regards.jalal

  12. SingleFocus says:

    “No mediocre job left to run to, I just have to make a success of it.” That’s a great motivating quote for the day!

  13. Ste J says:

    Treat others as you would wish top be treated, simple phrase with the power to potentially change a life. Love it and great news with all the movement of your book!

  14. ledrakenoir says:

    Indeed you are a girl with your heart at the right place…🙂

  15. cyberbonn says:

    glad I GOT YOU BABE in my blogosphere😉

  16. reocochran says:

    This subject is both sensitive and powerful. Your heart is put into this post and I appreciate the fears and concerns. Loss of innocence and children being hurt, taken or killed are all very sad subjects to me! Hope you will be having a great week! Smiles, Robin

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Robin. Abuse, be it physical, psychological or sexual is common place, but it seemed the media, people, and society deliberately swept it under the carpet. I wished more could be done to prevent such sad occurrences though!

      I’m grateful for your visit!
      Blessings.🙂

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