Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Neighbors No More

S.O.L. #  25  out of 31

News about the neighbors

knock, knock
                                    on my back door
                                                                         Hello, girls.

you tell her.
No, you tell her.

Our parents are getting a 
divorce. 

I'm sad
                                        hugs
                                                                         I'm sad too. 
                                                                         Wanna stay?


My daddy held me 
when I tried to run away.
                                                                         It's gonna be okay.

                                Talked all day
                              Paint, Polish, Play



                                .....and pray. 

Not the same. 

                                                                           I know.

                          My boy comes home
                                                                        divorced?


hush, please don't tell.

                          My little girl asked

                                                              What's a de-forced?

                         husband & wife
                     & neighbors no more



9 comments:

  1. With few words you capture the thoughts of children in this tough situation.

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  2. You've captured the subtle drama AND the powerful emotion. Wow, from the heart! Good job!

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  3. This makes me sad. I am glad they felt comfortable to come and tell you. Quite a powerful post.

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  4. So sad. You captured so much emotion and different perspectives in just a few words. Your post reminds us of the far-reaching effects of divorce. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. So sad. You captured so much emotion and different perspectives in just a few words. Your post reminds us of the far-reaching effects of divorce. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. It is sad... but also a sign that a family is moving forward, getting through things in their own way. I love the way you've captured the essence of kids' reactions. De-forced... so bittersweet.

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  7. It's never an easy thing for kids when families are torn apart. Hopefully the adults will put the children first.

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