Hard Times Poem

Poem Asking Dad And Mom To Stop Fighting

A girl comes home every night to her parents innocent arguing. It is enough to turn her thoughts to suicide.

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This poem is so deep. We don't realize how much a child has to listen to and the weight it puts on them. It is sad that this has happened in so many families when two adults suffer from a...

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Published: February 2006

I come home every night
and in my eyes
you can see fear and fright
my parents argue and raise their fists
it's times like this I want to
slit my wrists
they don't care what I see or hear
they don't even care if I am near
I want to leave here so bad
but if I do I know I'll be sad
I love them both to death
but all of this fighting
seems to take my breath
I ask God what I should do
but it seems as if he's even through
I go to my room and shut the door
and when they found me
I was dead lying on the floor.

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  • by Jennifer L Taylor, Obion TN
  • 11 months ago

This poem is so deep. We don't realize how much a child has to listen to and the weight it puts on them. It is sad that this has happened in so many families when two adults suffer from a strain among themselves. They should never fight verbally or physically in any sort of fashion. It is known sometimes the child blames themselves. I did. I didn't think I could ever be loved. I endured a lot as a child of a broken home. I was 2 1/2 years old when my mom passed away, and my brother was 18 months old. My dad was trying to make a living and take care of us. He didn't have the best relationships or marriages. It was a strain on him and us. He needed help. I can relate to this because one of his wives he chose to be a stepmom for us was cruel and abusive. We, as kids, endured a lot that we shouldn't have had to. But my dad is and has always been my rock. He tried so hard.

  • by Handler, California
  • 4 years ago

I know how it feels to have parents always fighting. I'm 15 and my parents got divorced when I was 3. They used to always fight. It never got violent or anything, but there was a lot of shouting and since I already have several anxiety disorders (GAD, Separation Anxiety, and Panic Disorder), the shouting was hard on me. And nothing helped them stop. When I was 10, I found the courage to speak up about it but that didn't help much. My dad actually sort of enjoys arguments and debates so he would just criticize me if I said I didn't like the fighting. My mom was a little nicer about it but not much. Now, I feel a little guilty saying this but I was actually kind of glad when my dad got sick and was put into the hospital for a month around Thanksgiving. That, for whatever reason, helped him and my mom get along a lot better.

  • by William E
  • 4 years ago

My parents split up,
I come home with a sigh and a gulp
and at night you see my fear
and you will see it with too many tears.
But sometimes you can help them out
without using a scream or a shout.
Don't be scared to make things right
and you can still remove your fright.

  • by Kalen
  • 1 year ago

I don't know how you feel, but my parents may split, and I have been having a hard time in life.

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