Book: A Walk of Many Paths by David Ferguson
categories: Book, Non-Fiction, Mental Health, Foster Care, Abuse, Hardship, Family, Trust, Poems, Poetry
David Ferguson about this book: It is time to bring into light of the topic that is rarely talked about and even less action is taken for. This book of poetry delves into the horrific realities of an unmonitored Foster Care systems that have left thousands of children scarred or in the worst cases dead. I am a survivor of such a flawed system that left me forgotten in the cesspool that is my biological family home. My parents are mentally challenged and/or mentally ill: my father is schizophrenic and mother has clinical depression all mixed with a slight mental retardation. The Ministry of Family and Children Development ignored the clear signs and even when my father was taken to a mental institution, and my mother who also has to take care of a mentally handicapped son, my brother, saw it fit to let her take care of her children, despite knowing full well that she could not. This book is for those who show the same concern for vulnerable children in abusive situation, and want to see change in the system that desperately needs to be held accountable for their ignorance. Not everybody can be as lucky as I was and I want to make a difference to those who share such a past.
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