Nightmare Reality

Awful things happen

When your eyes are closed.

People get hurt

Mishaps happen.

Upon waking

Fear courses through you.

Did you actually hear that thump

Or was it just your brain playing tricks on you?

Only one way to find out

As you stumble out of bed

And run down the stairs

To make sure everyone is okay.

Argument Time

How can I help someone

when they refuse to be accountable

for all the troubles they cause?

Swearing only makes things worse.

Yet yelling makes the tears flow

and bad feeling come out.

Can the argument have been avoided?

Probably.

But right now, frustration

has let all these emotions loose.

Patience and tolerance

can only take you so far.