Treasure Island

Marco Jimenez

(6/3/92 / somewhere in LA)

Why Can't Family Be Family Again


why can't family be family again
we used to always be friends
we used to huddle together
whenever we got scared
we felt the warmth in one anothers arms
because we knew the love was there

we used to build forts out of whatever we had in our rooms
and wage sars
throwing pillows, books, and brooms

we used to have mini mosh pits
with just the four of us
we headbanged and pushed
we screamed and pretended to cuss

we used to protect eachother
we used to defend one another
we used to stand together like brothers and sister
when mom punished us we would all resist her

we used to be a family
a family that would always care
we used to be a family with more happiness than despair
we used to be a family that never hogged food or air
we used to be a family that told eachother we were there

we used to be a family
a family that sat down toghether and ate
we used to be a family full of our own ideas that we create
we used to be a family that got along without debate
we used to be a family with more love than hate

so why can't family be family again
and remember why those times were so good
why can't family be family again
and treat eachother the way we should

why can't family be family again
and throw the hate away
why can't family be family again
and invite the love to stay

Submitted: Monday, July 06, 2009
Edited: Sunday, May 29, 2011

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  • Ice Rose (8/14/2009 1:28:00 PM)

    pity it might be but its true. a family cant be a family again. so ironic isnt it? i love this poem and I enjoyed every line reading it. thanks to the poet for justifying his soul out of this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Megan Morquecho (8/13/2009 2:04:00 PM)

    aw my family is the same we use to love each other now we canbarely stand each other... it sad.. great poem (Report) Reply

  • Brittney Abrams (8/6/2009 11:55:00 PM)

    wow i cant believe this poem has no comments, its wonderful. its so true and thats exactly how i wish my family could be again. absolutely amazing, i can tell you put your soul into writing this poem.10+ (Report) Reply

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