One Family - Poem by Jim Yerman
When we think about our family…
something we hold in high regard
we must admit it's not always easy…
in truth…sometimes it's hard.
In fact a family has a unique way of loving…
Every aunt and uncle…every sister every brother
are loved wholeheartedly…unconditionally
even on days they don't like each other…
Every family is unique…no one description fits it like a glove
But most families have just the right amount chaos…
mixed with a plenitude of love.
I wonder if that's why it's called a ‘family tree'?
Because each branch has it's own identity…it's own aim
growing off in so many different directions…
but the roots remain the same.
Family extends back for generations…
remembering this is paramount
because…when we look back at our family
there are more people than we can count.
Which means family should also extends outward..
and perhaps our family will never be complete
until it encompasses every person in the world…
yes, everyone we meet.
A world where everyone is part of one extended family…
now wouldn't that be a plus…
Of course how far our family actually extends…
Comments about One Family by Jim Yerman
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
- Still I RiseMaya Angelou
- The Road Not TakenRobert Frost
- If You Forget MePablo Neruda
- DreamsLangston Hughes
- Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe
- Stopping By Woods On A Snowy EveningRobert Frost
- IfRudyard Kipling
- Do Not Stand At My Grave And WeepMary Elizabeth Frye
- I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love YouPablo Neruda
- TelevisionRoald Dahl