Family Ties

Family Ties

Growing a family takes patience and time

making

fortuitous

decisions is relative to what does rhyme

older

brothers

seem to know more as they are past their prime

talent

teaches

others to stand-by, love is not a crime

battling

brothers

and sisters is common as they learn to climb

practice

making

perfect is a lesson learned for a dime

relations

develop

over time as we grow in a peacetime

finishing

homework

before being able to play, not sublime

running

over

to a playmates house is giving you go

playing

blind-man’s

bluff may enhance your skill, and your true flow

fistfights

breaking

out with brothers is what turns, come to blow

hunting

fishing

are what men do, brotherly love to sow

dating

opens

to new horizons, to learn where you grow

schoolyards

beckon

children to role play, and begin to know

playgrounds

offer

merry-go-rounds, spin the mind to and fro

playing

sporting

events teaches men venture, have a foe

relations

helping

each other, part of growing up tall

connections

open

liaisons to new paths, for a place to fall

feasting

holidays

bring families together, festive call

attaching

cosmic

love is what we all want in our own hall

napping

afternoons

are common after a feast, nap and crawl

kinship

avoids

festering arguments to find a live shortfall

fellowship

evades

the time that love has a new protocol

children

happen

to bring up new ideas to a wild squall

households

differ

in what they can do to bring in delight

illness

impedes

family happiness, and brings a twilight

contacts

intent

is sometimes counter to a family’s light

affairs

interfere

with a family’s relations and create a plight

standoffs

causing

arguments are part of breakups, and flight

loving

caring

options keep family’s together, foresight

future

depends

on how we get along, find our insight

marriage

finalizes

a commitment to follow our birthright.

(c) February 18, 2019 by PBM

(A tribute to Michael J. Fox)

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