Friends are family (a poem)

Published by Lydia Richmond on

I enjoy writing poetry. Sometimes, I am serious. Sometimes, I’m silly. This month’s theme with my poetry writing buddies is Friends and Family. Let’s see what I can create.

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These months of confusion leading to
understandings and revelations of
things that I thought I knew
and people I thought I understood.

In pain and in anguish with questions I
can’t answer
don’t want to answer
refuse to accept

So I look within and see the things that
are embarrassing
can’t be true
but are staring me straight in the face.

And my friends who love me with
unconditional and understanding love
the Love that is given to us
that teaches us to never stop

Have become my family — an
extension of my life that I am finding
I cannot wait to see again
on those mornings when we’re all so tired.

Shuffling the kids in to sit still and

Finding peace in the Word that only He can
provide when we need it
right times
after a long string of conversation no one else
has seen.

In my heart, a family that will grow and
– inevitably –
but perfect in every way.

Ahh poetry. That was fun!

Show some love to my bloggy poet friends!

“Hugs and Kisses” from Karen at Baking in a Tornado

“Toast” from Diane at Home on Deranged

“How I Love Ya” from Dawn at Spatulas on Parade

“Influenced Insanity” from Kristina at The Angrivated Mom


Karen @BakingInATornado · February 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm

I like where this theme took you, Lydia. The more difficult life becomes, the more we need to surround ourselves by our family, both blood and chosen.

Diane · February 8, 2017 at 6:12 pm

Years ago, we moved far from family. Our friends are our family now.
And I wouldn’t change it for anything!

Influenced Insanity | The Angrivated Mom · February 8, 2017 at 10:01 am

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