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.