Christina Simmons

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Family - Poem by Christina Simmons

Keep watch on - look after the family
Watch them - see how happy they seem
So blissfully unaware children are wide eyed and innocent
Admiring this scene that's portrayed before me:
only seeing things like happiness and joy:
And that's why I want/wishing to be part of them

A member of this cheerful crew: So together so unified they look
Who knows what goes on behind closed doors: simply don't care
Children! Sisters and brothers! Heavenly honoured to be with
Mummy and daddy

Mummy feeling elated to have daddy BECAUSE SHE idolizes her man regardless! Caring for the gleam in the little boy's eyes surprisingly
To discover daddy is no saint; yet is So dignified and proud to be holding dad's hand

Dainty little girls too are cheerful - with a grinning smile
Eating an ice cream cornet - licking away oblivious of what lurks inside not once stopping to consider daddy's about to turn into a

Whilst walking with mummy and daddy
Not having to choose anything else
Only the inclination to be with kindred spirits
Being together and trusting so well

Topic(s) of this poem: families, trust

Form: Acrostic

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Words to this poem came to me whilst admiring a family during a walk through the park. I couldn't help to reflect on my own childhood which was one of horror. To the outside world it was an ideal picture of happiness - to everyone's envy. Which was far from the truth.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 1, 2017

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