Thursday, June 25, 2015

F is for ... Family

For all that I am,
For all that I can be,
And
For all that I will be,
There is no force
More propelling,
More steering,
More balancing
Than
The love of my folks.
A part of their blood,
Their flesh
And
Their genes;
A part of their dreams
And aspirations and hopes;
A part of their hearts and souls;
I am nothing,
Nothing but dust,
Nothing but zilch,
Nothing but bones and flesh
Without their tiny resemblances
Coursing through my being.
They define me
And
They refine me, too.
My each step, every single breath
Is because of them.
Thank you Lord!
For I can find you distributed
In
Bits and pieces
In this human tapestry
Closest to me.
I choose to call it my family.


Jenny Matlock

16 comments:

  1. Very creative and lovely poetry for F ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    1. Thank you so much Carol. It is good to hear from you

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  2. Family is the foundation of everything. Lovely post.

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    1. Yeah the foundation to everything. I like the way you say it. Thank you Kathy.

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  3. lovely poem, family is what everyone should have,

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    1. Thank you Ann. I definitely support big large families

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  4. That was so well written and so true!

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    1. Thank you Betty for such encouragement

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  5. Family is so important. They keep us glued together.

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    1. I second that thought Pam. Thank you so much.

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  6. What a lovely piece of writing.

    I am always in envy of people with close families.

    Your words were so powerful and evocative.

    Thanks for sharing them with us for the letter F.

    A+

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    1. Thank you Jenny for encouraging and inspiring

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