Treasure Island

Loren Page


Patriarch


For generations of families by marriage
There are names that are given to children
It’s the names that are coupled to lineage
That builds a tree as the branches begin

Those who carry a family banner
And shoulder the name and the trust
Of courage and knowledge the giver
For all those who follow, a must

As long life will see many seasons
It’s those who are open to more
Pondering whereas, therefore and reasons
To hold a family’s treasured folklore

You, the patriarch of the family
To honor your place in the line
We move with grace and step quickly
As we thrust upward on history’s incline


(2011)

Submitted: Saturday, August 06, 2011
Edited: Sunday, August 07, 2011

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