The Storm (tanka)

It arrived in waves

Of an unexpected storm

Leaving in its wake

Bitter destruction of tears

Ashes of the argument

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

That is a sad reality, especially for children.

God bless, Faith Reaper

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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

So sad but direct to the point.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Sometimes certain things said in anger can hurt others.

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

It's always the children who suffer. So sad that adults don't keep their arguments private.

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Good write, Martin.

The picture says it all. Such outbursts of anger changes the emotional make-up of a child.

I am glad that you addressed this, and did so through the grace of a tanka. Brilliantly done.

Thank you,


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

You chose a topic that seems to trouble most relationships at some time, but it's the children who suffer most. A good reminder.

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

There is almost nothing more sad about our reality than that.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Arguments between parents are always taken the hardest by the kids.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I sure remember those days. It made me think that it was my fault.

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teaches12345 3 years ago

You have captured the after effects of this type of storm well. It is sad.

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