Picture Perfect
16 November, 2010
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)


they were a picture perfect family
with their kodak smiles
but if you look beneath the surface
you see the hurt and denial

nothing is so perfect
or is as exact as it appears
just take a look behind the eyes
and you can see the fears

a four year old with haunted eyes
sitting so perfectly upon a chair
if one looked underneath a bit
to see what causes her despair

how could one that is so young
have a look of one so deep
what is it that she thinks of
what nightmares haunt her sleep

they seem the picture perfect family
but they are not what they may seem
for in that kodak moment
you can't hear the screams


Comments on this poem/writing:

anonymous ( -- Wednesday, November 17 2010, 06:54 am


This is deep! Reminds me of my brothers family. Now no more. Great poem!
mallisa ( -- Wednesday, January 5 2011, 01:55 am


this poem reminds me of my childhood. everyone thought that it was the picture perfect family when my brother was getting beaten my mother was having miscarriages cause of my father and i was attempting suicide.. its sad truely.. i wondering if true bliss occurs? honestly if it is there or just a meak reflection of misery with a smile
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