The Breakdown of A Marriage
Marriages are made in heaven, they said.
Then why are some of them hellish?
The crushing of one's soul, one year after another,
Till nothing is left but ashes.
How heartbreakingly excruciating it is,
To watch my mother give up her dignity,
For the sake of a happy, perfect pretence,
For the sake of my family's sanctity.
Don't get me wrong, I love my father,
I just hate my mother's husband.
It's amazing how people can destroy others,
And go on pretending like nothing happened.
Sometimes I wish I could do something about it,
Shake them till they see sense!
Most times I try to ignore the problem,
Worried it'll leave us hanging in the balance.
I want to give them back the years they lost,
With the wrong person.
But I wonder whether it's too late now,
And can absolutely nothing make amends?
If that's the case, then so be it,
I'll learn to make my peace with it.
But I vow to do everything in my power,
To make their lives better, with or without each other in it.
After all, they're my parents,
I owe everything to their nurturing.
But that doesn't mean they know everything,
Else they wouldn't have hurt and done so much hurting..