Educational ~ Books

Educational ~ Books

CLICK The BOOK.  Books are essential EDUCATIONAL tools to help identify specific habits and details required to accomplish particular goals.  As a result, Plans of Action Houston has shared information about several books in the “SPOT LIGHT” written by credible COMMUNITY  LEADERS, that prove to be resourceful, along with excerpts from the authors.

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Fatherlessness is a plague overrunning our nation.  The outcome has left unprecedented damage reeling within the lives of fatherless children and the communities left to sustain them. In fact, according to www.rochesterareafatherhoodnetwork.org

63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes, 90% of all homeless and runaways are fatherless, 85% of all children with behavioral disorders are fatherless, 80% of all rapist with anger problems are fatherless, 71% of pregnant teenagers lack a father, 75% of the adolescents who participate in substance abuse are fatherless,  70% of the Juveniles in state institutions have no father. and the list goes on.

Yet, some single mothers rise above and beyond the challenge. Somehow, they mange to raise children destined to be whole, unique and productive citizens in society.   This book “Fatherless” by Sy Bryant is a collection of poems detailing his emotions and outlining his experience of being Fatherless. Whether you are a parent, a fatherless child, or a member of the community impacted by the negative behaviors of fatherless children, this book is for you.  To engage with Sy directly, you can visit his website at https://sy1bryant.com/  or join the conversation at the Inspiration Incubator VIP (Visionaries In Purpose ) Private Facebook Group, patreon/leonabaker   Enjoy! “Reading is achieving” ~ Leona Baker

Excerpt

Rejected Being

Woke up crying

Mom asked why

I cannot remember the dream

Not wanting to be alive

Why did he leave

I just never knew

Mom said

This is what I will do for you

I will reach out to him

Because he owes you this

She ended with a kiss

 

The time was arranged

The phone did ring “hello”…

Tears was all I could bear

He waited for a while

With a lisp he asked “Are you there?”

From his point of view

I didn’t need anything

My mom would provide it all

Thus the burden was past me

Would I leave my children,

like he left me

 

Children arrived one at a time

After a while I started to understand

It isn’t easy to be a father, to be a man

I reached out again

Just one more time

Arranged a visit sporadically

Ended up in his home for the night

Not necessarily comfortable

But just something I needed to do

Even saw pictures of my “nephews”

With the same dimples that my two have

Regardless of individual feelings

Genetics are still passed

 

That was the end of that chapter

We connected a few more times

Nothing significant

Just no longer had any interest

But somehow that one scene

On the Fresh Prince of Bel Aire

It still gets to me

Will asks Uncle Phil ” Why doesn’t he want me?

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