Brianna Trombley

Rookie (march 1990 / Michigan)

The Not So Perfect Family - Poem by Brianna Trombley

The perfect family
Or so it seems
All the children
Shining like beams

They are smart, athletic
Witty and fun
Loved by all
Hated by none

The dads a teacher
The mom runs the store
They volunteer in the community
Always helping the poor

Their accomplishments
Shine in public light
Nothing they do wrong
Everything right

This is the model
Many inspire to be
Although this family isn’t perfect
That they’ll never see

How do I know
You may not have guessed
Im part of that family
And let me tell you
We’re no better than the rest

Dads never home
He only has time for his friends
Time with the family
He has yet to spend

Not the marriage she wanted
She’s always sad
Mom’s always invisible
To my dad

Except for the times
When he comes home late at night
The smallest thing in the world
Can cause the biggest fight

Three younger sibling
Two always cry
Have to be strong for them
In the face of loves lie

Why be together
When distant at heart
For all these years
They should have been apart
But that they wont do
For the youngest three
Who still live at home
Life unimaginable, it would be

So my parents pretend, everythings okay
Although trapped together forever
To give us the lives we live
Feelings of true love, for them felt never

The perfect family
Not quite what it seems
This thought to us children
Nothing more then a dream


Comments about The Not So Perfect Family by Brianna Trombley

  • (5/11/2009 7:32:00 AM)


    This is such an interesting story. My Mother used to say 'scratch under any carpet' meaning nothing is always as it seems. Parents are often under pressure and have time to find enough time for children sometimes. I just enjoyed this piece so much, because it gave me great insight into a life that is not what it seems. 10 Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

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  • (1/18/2009 8:30:00 PM)


    sometimes the family is best on the outside and not so much on the inside (Report) Reply

  • (12/15/2008 11:09:00 PM)


    nothing perfect in this world but we still have to be thankful of it..
    great work..
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  • (12/7/2008 2:13:00 AM)


    I really really liked it. No one never really sees into the heart of a family, whether it be good or bad, they never really know. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 6, 2008



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