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The Storm (tanka)

Updated on August 18, 2013

It arrived in waves

Of an unexpected storm

Leaving in its wake

Bitter destruction of tears

Ashes of the argument


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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

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

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

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

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 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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      DJ Anderson 4 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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      Shauna L Bowling 4 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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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Sometimes certain things said in anger can hurt others.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      So sad but direct to the point.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      That is a sad reality, especially for children.

      God bless, Faith Reaper