Author Sammy Lee Gott was one of four boys in a dysfunctional family, raised by alcoholics. Despite this difficult beginning, he survived and prospered. In Poetry of a Dysfunctional Family, Gott-with his brother Gerald-shares through his recollections and poetry an understanding of some of the factors that make a family dysfunctional and explores ways to break the generational cycle of abuse. He believes understanding is the key-knowing that the pain and stress from the abuse of childhood lasts far into adulthood and that God is the key ingredient needed to recovery. In these verses, Gott puts into words what needed to be said when he could not find the courage to speak. He also tells the love story that arose between an abused man and the woman who worked to understand and help heal him. In this collection, one man recalls his dysfunctional family and abusive childhood in prose and poetry, knowing that the healing process begins with love and ends with forgiveness.
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“Truly inspirational! Most people will experience some degree of …”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Karen O.
Truly inspirational! Most people will experience some degree of despair and adversity in their life, and if, and how they overcome it will determine who they are and how far they will go in life. The inspiration of this story is that the writer was broken, as the result of broken parents and he chose not to be a victim. He broke the cycle by being honest enough to admit that he needed help in fulfilling his role as a man, a husband and a father. He sought help and accepted it. He is an accomplished and successful man, a loving husband and his daughter’s “hero.” The pied piper of hope! This is not a self-help book full of advise on how to overcome the results of being raised in a dysfunctional family, but the narration and poetry of a man that did it. Definitely a worthy read.
About the Author
Sammy Lee Gott joined the military during the Vietnam War and served for eight years, an experience that was instrumental in forming his character, work ethic, and appreciation for education. He currently lives in Georgetown, Texas with his second wife Janet and their four children.
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