Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Antwone Fisher

I heard Antwone Fisher speak today. It was moving. He was born in jail and placed into foster care. As a foster child he was abused in about every way possible. He over came great adversity and is now a successful Hollywood screenwriter. His first work was called Antwone Fisher and was his life story. I was expecting a flashy RAD like man who had developed a Hollywood attitude. What I saw was a humble soft spoken man who just wants to share his story and help others. You can check out some of his work at http://www.antwonefisher.net/ He is also the author of two books both available at that site: Finding Fish and Poetry Man. Below is a poem he shared with us that really touched my heart.


Who will cry for the little boy
by Antwone Fischer
"Who will cry for the little boy,
lost and all alone?
Who will cry for the little boy,
abandoned without his own?
Who will cry for the little boy?
He cried himself to sleep.
Who will cry for the little boy?
He never had for keeps.
Who will cry for the little boy?
He walked the burning sand.
Who will cry for the little boy?
The boy inside the man.
Who will cry for the little boy?
Who knows well hurt and pain.
Who will cry for the little boy?
He died and died again.
Who will cry for the little boy?
A good boy he tried to be.
Who will cry for the little boy,
who cries inside of me?"

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did he end up with RAD or dodged it because of the first two years being in a loving family? I would think that in the end, those first two years helped him tremendously.
Linda N

Brenda said...

He made comment about his first foster family possibly being what saved him. He also had the same teacher 3 years and the military. All 3 had a huge impact. He was removed from that first family and put with the abusive family because social services was concerned he was too attached?!?!?!?!

Rose Adoption Journey said...

Good ole' Social services!!! Too attached. I was very impressed by the movie. Will check out his site.