One of those people in New Zealand who has faced a lot of public scrutiny is Jesse Ryder. Jesse is a young talented cricketer who plays for the Black Caps, the National Cricket Team.
Jesse Ryder is an incredible batsman who has had great success in a short time. Sadly alcohol has been his nemesis in his private life. The media have scrutinised his every move in his battle with what for him is a crippling addiction.
Two nights ago Jesse was involved in an unprovoked attack outside a Christchurch Bar and is in an induced coma with a fractured skull.
I really feel for Jesse as he has battled for years with this addiction and his every fall from grace has been documented.
Here is a link to latest developments
Would be great if you could have a listen to a song I wrote called Little Our Care. This song has it's own story which I can retell at a later date.
Here is the link for Little Our Care
Here are the lyrics
Little Our Care
Little our care of others close...near
Thoughtlessly add to burdens they bear
When criticisms...put downs are all they hear
Living with ridicule...constant glares
Compassion and love seem to have gone
What is our problem? Why all this hate?
Continual need to back stab...bait?
Are we so insecure? Don't leave it too late!
Maybe in your hands your neighbour's fate!
It's a mad...sick world my darling girl
Will twist you around...spin your head in a whirl
You're innocent...young...all's ahead to come
I'll guide you along...help you out some