Voices of the Fatherless
Homes where fathers are absent have a direct correlation to negative outcomes affecting youth in our country. According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, 63 percent of teen suicides, 70 percent of juveniles in state institutions, 71 percent of high school dropouts, and 75 percent of children in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless families. But behind these staggering nameless, faceless statistics are real people.
Shadowlands Poetry is a collection of poems reflecting our polarized lives with equal parts Light and Dark, and the Eigengrau that blurs the shadowy spaces between. Shadowlands Poetry is for those who embrace the cycles of life and find a balance between dreams and fears.