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Family Costumes - Poem by DAVID GERARDINO

WE put on our costumes,
then fix up our hair, learn
to smile in our family pictures,
then sit back, and watch this
well made movie, stop and go,

then we whisper our woes,
then slow down to a halt,
and see the truth, this is not
love, just a broken down family,

WE take off our costumes, put
our smiles away, then close our
eyes, for some much needed sleep,

and i dream of beatifull love, mom
and dad, and my brothers and sisters
caring for each other, and money,
nothing more then a footnote.

Comments about Family Costumes by DAVID GERARDINO

  • (10/14/2006 12:18:00 AM)

    Oh how true this can be.... great insight. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 13, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010

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