Recently emancipated foster youth, Nina, is determined to create a path to a healthy future. Through the most challenging times in her life, she found solace in two things: her CASA volunteer, Leslie (pictured above), and poetry.
In a foster kids heart
You remember the day you were taken away,
the tears that were shed,
when you were screaming the names
the names of your relatives,
I remember the day,
like it was yesterday,
I was not old enough to know
to know I didn't do anything wrong.
I sat up in bed wondering,
IF IT ISN'T MY FAULT WHY DO I SUFFER
I love my mom,
I love my dad,
this poem is to let all people know the pain
the pain in a foster kids heart.
God, I believe
I have been told,
through out my life,
you were there in the light,
waiting, and watching over me,
I wondered if,
you really loved me,
through all the things,
I have had to go through,
I'm so glad that I found you,
for if I didn't there would be another person walking lonely,
in this world,
and very sad one indeed.
That night I lost my mom you were there,
the night I left some more I loved
you were there,
the night I thought of suicide,
"God I had told you I believe!"
"Sometimes it takes one person to change a child’s life forever. For me, that person was my CASA volunteer." Read Nina's story.