maggie signaigo

I'Ve Seen A Lot Of Rain - Poem by maggie signaigo

Scarred by memories of lies and deception
childhood images of marital indiscretion
confused...was it me or something I did?
I went to my closet...that's where I hid

father yelling and defending his action
mother crying...what's the attraction?
Is this how it works? ..pain and deceit
I thought true love was forever and sweet

Are all females cursed by the male gender?
to their cheating and abuse must we surrender?
is there no such thing as domestic bliss?
does a day ever end with a tender kiss?

Blatant infidelity...sordid affairs
broken dishes and 'falls' down the stairs
neighbors ignoring the fighting and noise
no family time or domestic joys

Mother clinging tightly to her daughter so pure
God how I wish I had been more to her
I have no excuse...I witnessed her pain
I weathered the storm but I’ve seen a lot of rain.

Comments about I'Ve Seen A Lot Of Rain by maggie signaigo

  • K. Jared Hosein (3/14/2006 7:54:00 PM)

    A heart-rending story told through a rhyming prose about how domestic squabbles can affect a child's disposition and a view from one house can help cynicize and extrapolate an opinion on the whole world. A good read.

    - K.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 14, 2006

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