Fast Asleep

A baby lies
Fast asleep

A harsh reality ensues
A maelstrom of anger and hate
A pandemonium of noise
Loud, yet whispered

Sharp, cutting, malicious
That cannot be taken back
Despite influence
Despite all else

But still
The baby sleeps


Is Divorce Always Negative?

Most people view divorce as a bad thing but divorce helped improve things for my family. My parents got divorced when I was in the 6th grade. Before that, they had never seemed “happily married” and I remember there being a lot of yelling and arguing. Being a little kid, I did not really understand why they were always arguing. For example, I remember the time my dad had bought a motorcycle without consulting my mom. I was about 10 when my dad had came home with the new vehicle. My mom’s face was a mix of anger and shock. She and my dad had argued for what seemed like hours. I could tell that they were trying to be quiet by arguing in harsh whispers but at times their voices rose from anger. I had stayed in my room the entire time, trying to distract myself from the dispute by watching TV.

It was not long after that argument that my parents divorced and my dad moved out. At first it was difficult to adjust to my parents being apart but once I got used to it I saw how much happier they were. There was a lot less yelling and arguing, too. Things have continued to improve over the last few years. For example, last April my dad came over to take pictures before I went to prom. I could tell it was a little uncomfortable for them to be in the same room but they got along well. They were even able to have a conversation with one another. Although it might not sound perfect, it was a lot better than them bickering with each other.

Divorce ameliorated my family. It made my parents happier and less angry with one another. They have been able to be friendly towards each other since they are no longer married. Although my dad no longer lives with us, I am still able to spend time with him. There have not really been any negatives effects from my parents getting divorced. It has only made things better.  

Photo Attribution: “divorce” by Tony Guyton is shared under CC2.0