Dysfunctional- By: Saloni Sethi
A careless affair,
Neither party cared.
They refuse therapy,
And so they just go back
Like they always do, wearily.
I pity the child that remains
Only child, only hope,
No one asks about his pain.
Please give a detailed explanation about the meaning and main idea of this poem.:
This poem is about a dysfunctional family and how the stigma of divorce can often end up hurting the family even more.
Please explain your writing and thought process regarding this poem.:
I focused on writing concise statements because I normally write stories as opposed to shorter poems, so I really tried to make each sentence as impactful as possible.
Why did you choose to write this poem?:
I was inspired to write this poem after travelling across the country this summer. Instead of writing about that particular experience, I wanted to write about something universal that I observed during my trip.