Family Poetry posted February 24, 2012


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An Endless Opera in the key of disaster

Feuds in Sharp Minor

by EverInParadise

Upstairs.
They're fighting.
...Again
Endless tirades electorcute hope.
Unresolved frustrations,
make demands,
quarrel against loathful compliance.

A duet of years, unchanged,
begun in neutral, rising to
haughty crescendos
Bawling librettos discord
resound against imprisoning walls.

Siblings.
Eyes wide shut,
clothed in the silence of terror.
Small sentries holding watch
against an enemy that penetrates
the peace that never was.
Breathless.
Listen for finale tympanic.

Somewhere a s.lammed door
announces a lull, a tenative reprieve.

Nascent lungs inhale.
for now.


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So many children endure. Mine had to.
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