Am I an overwhelming mama mantis?



I saw at least 6 children in a car Left alone for at least a half hour. I observed that they seemed despondent. I talked to the irresponsibly defensive adult who left them there when she came back to her car. I told her what I thought,

“Those kids should not be left along in the car!!”

It was warm and the kids, I feel, should not be left alone that way. We were at a large parking lot. The adult was very defensive and called me names and my son a little fucker.

I got the license plate number and the make of the car. It was a brown grey Mercedes.

I called the local police and the Los Angeles Child Abuse hotline.

Both were not interested in helping. The only bright idea that I was told is that I should have found the supermarket security and reported it to them.

My guts are bright red. I hope that somewhere those kids are a lot safer now then I found them.

I did all I could do. I feel pissed… I wish more could be done… now.



Author: Hudley Flipside

Welcome to Hudley Flipside’s “The Seminary Of Praying Mantis Publishing.” Praying mantis shows me her story of life, death, and rebirth. For me she is an image or symbol of the divine in all things. I watch the praying mantis in my garden and have taken her image as my logo. She is an amazing little creature, and I relate to her connection to nature. We are both wild and part of this strange world. She is a part of my mythology as I am part of hers.

2 thoughts on “Am I an overwhelming mama mantis?”

  1. It’s hard when you see things like that – how long have they been there? How much longer will they be there? Who do you call etc I think you did the right thing.

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