Family for March16 challenge

My family is what I am,
past, present and future;
my pride, my concern
my comfort and my legacy.

This prompt for some reason I don’t understand, has been well nigh impossible to write. Easy to be flippant, hard to tell it like it is.


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10 Responses to Family for March16 challenge

  1. therummaker says:

    very well done 🙂


  2. Pat Cegan says:

    I love your honesty about this being a challenging prompt. But you did it well. One of my favorite quotes is from Ram Dass who said, “If you want to know how spiritually advanced you are, go spend a week with your family!” 🙂 They are complex relationships for sure. Thanks for your poem! hugs, pat


  3. trisha says:

    your family is lucky to have you in their life.



  4. Tilly Bud says:

    I read this about six times. Love it.


  5. Becca Givens says:

    Family – can be one you are born into … or one you choose! It can be ancestors, or the future … in our household it includes – 2 humans and a total of a dozen 4-legged fur-children! 🙂 ~~ becca


  6. earlybird says:

    Well done, Viv. I’ve given up on this prompt. I feared it might have been as disillusioned as yesterday’s on Childhood. For my wider family, that is. My two children are just the best!


  7. Mike Patrick says:

    A lovely response to a difficult prompt.


  8. cloakedmonk says:

    Theologically, we call it the “cloud of witnesses.” All that have gone before, paving the way. I love my cloud! And I see you love yours.


  9. honeyhaiku says:

    I found that to be true myself of this prompt, funny that this one was a head scratcher. Good work!


  10. A family is what it is, an everchanging example of group dynamics. Have to give that one some extra thought as well.


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