Monday’s Child #7-Did You Know?

This poem is 4 Monday’s Child
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& 4ย  Poetry Pantry at Poets United


Did you know?

Did you know

kids in your neighborhood’s lives?

Did your friends show

their fears, struggles, or how horrified to see men ignore their wives?

It is hard to tell

In general.

But hearing a scream from next door,

My brother and I jump out of our chairs and hold our breath on the cold floor,

Is their house on fire?

Or they have a fight for unfulfilled desire?

As kids,

We don’t understand many things,

A family life could be romantic,

It could also be problematic!

We wonder why some parents love to complain

While their marriages are entitled to remain?

We hope that nothing bad happens,

Patiently, We will wait for our parents.

40 thoughts on “Monday’s Child #7-Did You Know?

  1. Really deep, Jingle. Parental fighting tugs at children so much. I try to not fight with my hubby, even when he gets on my nerves, try not get too excited when his plans go against mine.

    You are an awesome writer, Jingle!


  2. Thanks for visiting me & commenting ๐Ÿ™‚ sorry I have times when life takes me away from here ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Your poem shows lovely clear impressions of childhood memories, I could feel the cold floor, the uncertainty myself ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jingle this post is SOOOOOOOO true – to many little ones hearing their parents fight and scream….it is awful….bkm

  4. It is such an important matter you have addressed here Jingle….we have to give voice to those who can’t!! They did not ask to be here and being born into an unhappy home, breaks my heart! This poem is powerful and heartfelt. Thanks for sharing xxx

  5. Where will we be without children’s hopes and prayers? Would we stop if not for a child’s true fear?

    Thank you Jingle for reminding us of that innocent childhood dilemmas…

  6. awww ji ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    every family goes thro’ a WAR ๐Ÿ˜›

    this is so nice ๐Ÿ™‚ every parent must read it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ and cool it plz ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ur a happy person not one to be drowned in probs!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I am not drowned at all,

      a smart person will not choose to fight…

      the poem is a fiction upon the prompt, because the prompt shows that two kids seem scared, thus I took it and made an issue on it…
      it is a work of fiction,
      I grew up in happy homes, parents are married for 43 years…

  7. Oh Jingle… this one was really beautiful!
    Kids have to always remain hopeful…don’t they?! Wishing that their parents remain happy with each other, with them…so that they can be a normal happy family

    So nicely you’ve brought out the feelings of these scared children, whose parents are always fighting! When will these parents realize that they are tearing the kids’ lives apart?!

    It was a very fine read, Ji… I bow to you for this one!!

  8. It used to be that a village raised a child. Now more times than not children raise themselves. It’s hard to be a parent and make decisions as a parent, when you are you first and are in a relationship that is woven with complexities threads because you are responsible for the up brining of children. My parents divorced when I was 5 and I as much as I want a successful marriage with kids one day, that was the best decision my parents made. But it was only me they had. You’re right kids don’t understand but like many others, where would we be without the wishes of children? Hopeless and lost… Great Work Jingle

  9. A very important issue you touched upon Jingle, great poem! I know of so many times when my parents fighting has left us scared. I just wish they would understand sometimes what their kids go through when they fight so much.

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