I cover my ears as my mother's screams interupt the peace surronding me.
My father's shouts and threats rip through the silence like lightning through the still sky.
As the walls shake and the tears dance on my tongue,
I get on my knees and talk to God.
" When will peace surface again?" I ask Him
"Why does chaos expose its ugly head?"
As tears roll down my face , I continue to speak to Him.
As if He were right beside me.
When my mother's screams come to a hault
And my father's threats cease,
I seal my prayer with and Amen.
For peace has finally returned.