You by Sykyla
You said you would never leave, but you did.
You said you’ll always be there, but where are you now?
You give yourself so much credit, like you’re always here.
You left me feeling alone and empty.
You don’t understand the pain I’m in …and you never will.
Sykyla was exposed to Writing for the Soul Workshop™ when we donated a copy of The Bully Diaries to her sister at New Life Ministries in Moro, Arkansas. Like Sykya’s poem, most of the stories submitted to our program are biographical in nature, and usually about the impact of traumatic events in childhood, and the impact of dealing with those experiences.
During the workshop, students learn that they experience the same struggles as their peers participating in our program around the world. Like the lack of employment opportunities for instance. So when we told Sykyla that she could earn money promoting our latest release entitled, ‘This Thing Called Life: Life Inside the Ring’ if she shared her story, Sykya agreed.
When you purchase Life Inside The Ring which includes her poem, Sykyla earns $3. This will help her to save for college and so much more. During checkout, simply enter Coupon Code: supportsykyla to save $1 on your purchase. This code also allows us to track her sales so she gets paid.
THIS THING CALLED LIFE: LIFE INSIDE THE RING
Life doesn’t pull any punches. From your first breath to your last, there are no “time outs” or “practice runs”; life just goes, hit after hit. Although our children live in the best country in the world, generational poverty, single parent homes, addiction and violence impact one in every four children. One out of every 6 children will be impacted by at least three traumatic events in childhood, which we now know will have long-term mental and physical health impacts.
In the short-term, these tough environments mean shorter attention spans, behavioral issues, and “acting out” in an educational environment driven by “zero tolerance policies” that push our kids onto the ropes, and into a life on the streets or worse. We have to do better for our future. This Thing Called Life is the first release in the Life Inside The Ring series.
A portion of the proceeds from book sales goes to support Kingdom Boxing & Youth Outreach.
Give a book. Impact a teen.
Life Inside The Ring by Writing for the Soul Workshop™ retails in stores at $12.99, but you save when you partner with Sykyla to give this life-saving book away to students around the country beginning in her community.
We will add customized labels to the book cover in honor of you, your church, business or loved one if you like. Simply complete the Contact Form below to begin your order. We’ll give you a call to help you complete your contribution.