Portraits Poetry Series #29: The Divorce

In case you haven’t been here before, I love writing prompts – whether a list of words, one word, or even an image.  With these posts, I have written poems specifically about paintings and I hope, with my words, you see the scene just as visibly as if you had seen the image.

 

Portraits Series
Father came by to visit
Mother never said
She slipped outside
Without a noise,
But I noticed.
Carefully, I peel
back the blinds
Sneak a peek
I wish I could hear
They are arguing again.
You can see it
In the way mom
Waves her hands
Father’s face
Looks flushed
They look unhappy
Angry
Filled with hate
And I don’t understand it –
They loved each other once
You could see it
They way Daddy stared
Into her eyes
His eyes smiled
Whenever she was near
And Momma?
She would dance
In the kitchen
Humming a tune
Hoping he would
Steal a glance
She was playful then
But now?
Now, there are only
Hateful words spit
Accusations
And I just don’t understand –
Where did we go wrong?
Mama is coming in now
I better hurry
Pretend that I don’t know
Daddy backs away his car
Glances at the window
A sad look on his face
He looks worn and torn
As does Mama
They loved each other once
But somewhere along the way,
They forgot the good times
And I just don’t understand.

© Sumyanna 2016

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