Jim Yerman

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…
Actually depends…
on us.

Topic(s) of this poem: family

Form: Verse

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2018

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