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This poem was written by Jen Abbas, then an 18-year-old child of divorce. I’ve arranged it a little differently on this page than it appears in her book, Generation EX, to make it fit. Its message is too important to allow form to quiet its voice. Listen to “The Eruption.” Divorce is like a trembling earthquake, The world shakes, rumbling with rage, And all the anger, guilt, and frustrations That have been festering for so long below the surface Suddenly spew upward in an inferno of hate or apathy. At times the earth calms and you think the turmoil is over, Settled, stable, but then the cycle begins again, Repeating, repeating, repeating.