Always Have Family

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:26 -- hhlavka

When you have nothing

You should always have family

That’s what they say.


Your family should have your back

And love you 

No matter what.


Nothing can take you 

Away from them

Except. It can


Family can leave you.

Fathers flee

Mothers move aside


All of a sudden

You are so

So alone


There is no


That anyone will stay


Blood is nothing

Not a promise

Not a bond


You can choose

Who becomes your



You don’t owe 

Your blood



This poem is about: 
My family



It was recently my 18th Birthday and I had to come to terms with the fact that I don't owe my family anything. I don't need to feel guilty for taking care of myself. 

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