You are angry about your job. You always strive to make ends meet. Another bill to pay awaits you. Yesterday I found five cents on the street and hid them under ground. If I water them every day, will they grow? And, in that case, you will be happy?
I've filled my watering can, I'm ready, but Catherine stumps onto me and it falls. I hadn't noticed that dad had walked in the room and I'm left helplessly to watch the umpteenth argument. Caroline doesn't like dad; he hates her because she has another father. This, it seems, is really wrong. Dad screams that she is the shame of the house, which is all her fault.
Obviously it's not true, dad only says that because he's angry again. Caroline isn't mean.
Jesus, please, do something. Keep dad calm and help Caroline.
The floor is wet and Caroline has slipped in an attempt to dodge a kick. This have to be stopped. I have to do something, but what? Dad won't stop until he will have unleashed all his rage, I know him by now.
I can only powerlessly stare and pray God. Where is the button to turn it off? This is all so wrong! My friend Sissi's dad doesn't behave like this. Why are we so different?
The screams have caught neighbors attention, all eyes are on us. Two paramedics raise Caroline up and my mum and I follow them at the hospital. Two cops are talking to mum, who, once again, is crying desperately.
I wish it was all different.
I hear mom let off steam with Tatiana, the friend we've been staying since we left home. She is nervous, sobs and I see her as fragile and small. Everything seems so hard. This situation will never change.
Even a convocation from a social worker has arrived. I feel a tightening sensation in my chest, because they are saying that they could take me away from my mother. What will I do in that case? Where will I go? Why does everything have to be so unfair?
But Tatiana says there is hope. That, if mum shows the medical report, all will be ok. I take it from Mom's bag and show it to her. You, who in this world are the adult, do justice.
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