Written for: November 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge - Day 23
"For today's prompt, write a family poem. Everyone has a family, even if they don't know who their flesh and blood family is. In a sense, I've had a poetic family during these challenges for more than a decade. So feel free to explore the idea of family in any way you wish with this one."
In later years we sometimes find
our immediate family has dwindled with time.
In extended families we may include
old fiends, new friends, and pets–sublime.
Family can consist of whomever you choose
like people and animals that always amuse.
Tales to laugh at, tails that swing to and fro.
Eliminate the ones who carry the blues.
Look towards those who leave woes at home.
A smile, a hug, a quaint chapeau
are all welcome. They brighten the atmosphere.
And, it would not hurt to bring a Bordeaux.
I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York.
My goal is to create and share poetry with others
who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve
in you, and feel your sparks as well.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!💖
And to you, Eugi!💜💜
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