Blood Generations Poem by G.R. Gaus

Blood Generations

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How far do you reach, my family tree?
How many, born and died;
Great grandfather sailed from Germany,
His past, was soon set aside.

Brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts,
Some came, some stayed behind;
New fertile land, quick to transplant,
Far reaching, still unconfined.

Farther grandfathers, centuries back,
Did you work, and till the soil?
Raise your young, in a wooden shack?
The day, much filled with toil?

Longer yet, is my blood still there?
Perhaps, a pyramid to build?
Endless days, of pain and despair,
Empty life, left unfulfilled.

One more stop, when man began,
Adapting, to sustain a race;
Gathering together, to form a clan,
Have I anyone there, to trace?

It's possible, my blood took part,
Then evolved, all along the way;
Generations returning, to the start,
Back to me, right now, this day.

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
If we believe in the Bible, then we would all share the same bloodline as Noah and his clan; then again Adam and Eve. If we believe in Darwinism then it's a whole other story; I treat both with mutual respect as the evidence is there to be found. I find it curious to know, how deep the roots in my blood generations…..
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Valerie Dohren 17 April 2012

Excellent, very well written.

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Diane Hine 16 April 2012

Good poem- interesting. One way or another we are all cousins (I favor your second theory) .

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