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Bo Burnham Mar 2015

My whole family thinks I'm gay.
I guess it's always been that way.
Maybe it's 'cause of the way that I walk,
it makes them think that I like... boys.

The goddamn question just won't go away,
and I get asked every single day.
But the way they ask it is no disguise,
like How was your day? Do you like to kiss guys?
This is the worst, baby, this was my fear
Now their opinions are crystal clear...

My whole family now is shocked.
I'm in the closet and the door is locked.
Now my glory days are gone,
I was John Elway, now I'm Elton John.

My whole family thinks I'm fab.
There's a guy's butt--- Hey, Bo, take a stab!
Why doesn't he get women? There's no other way!
(It's 'cause I'm lanky, not because I'm gay.)

original video here --> www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZoO8LyizLA
Ellie Godfrey Dec 2014

Nan,
I wrote this poem for you to keep
As you lie peacefully asleep
To share the stories you once told
Sat in your chair growing peacefully old

I will always remember those days
When I sat up to the table studying the maze
Of thousands of puzzle pieces in my gaze
However I was never fazed
Because you were always there to guide the way.

I will always remember your trips out and about
Although never adventurous I felt,
McDonald's and M&s; without doubt,
Were you favourite places to walkabout

I will always remember your creative flare,
Your knitting needles and you cross-stitch squares,
how you could sit and chat, yet knit with care
Always seemed so unfair  

But most of all, I wrote this poem to say thankyou
Not just from me but from all the family too
For the wisdom and knowledge you once shared
For showing you loved us and that you cared

I wrote this poem to say goodbye
As you watch us from up high
I remember all the fun times we had
As my friend and as my Nan
And I miss you more than words can say

I hope we can meet again someday

Poetry by MAN Jun 2013

One Family united as one
The Father, Mother Daughter and Son
In unity we can set things right
In the darkness be the guiding light
Keep your heart open
Keep hoping
The Family be the truth to all lies spoken
We have the tools set it straight
I can't wait to see the date
We all can relate
Not to hate
A Families love
Black,White our blood is both red
ONE PEOPLE ONE WORLD we must move ahead
We can do it
Take a moment show someone you care
To get it together for..
ONE PEOPLE..ONE WORLD..ONE BIG FAMILY AFFAIR!

Written in the 90's M.A.N.

biologically yes you are..
physically, very clear
you are my
  brother  according to science

but to me you're  dead.

you treat me like shit.
to put it bluntly


emotionaly, you're not my  brother,
you're a stranger living in my house.

i used to have a  brother,
now he is nothing but a  monster.

Arianna Stewart  Oct 2014
Family
Arianna Stewart Oct 2014

Family needs to stick together
Through the tough, hard times
When it rains at night
Family needs to stick together
Like birds of a feather
Peas in a pod
Family needs to stick together

GC  Jul 2014
Sisterhood
GC Jul 2014

there was a slice of chocolate cake in the fridge
and my sister asked me if i wanted it.
i didn't respond, stared off into space
and continued to smoke my cigarette
in the kitchen because mom was
asleep already and it was 1 am
on a saturday in july
and it was hot and we were both braless and hoping
the single fan on the counter would circulate the air enough
to make us comfortable in the cottage that we called home
that didn't have air conditioning in the middle of the woods.

the three of us hadn't moved for three more hours,
instead spent all of that time talking about nothing
and everything the way sisters do
because sisters eventually end up saying all the words that have
to be said
but each time it sounds new even though it never is.

we're all different but the thing about sisters is
that other people always see you as the same.

we all eventually grew into having brown hair
even though i had been born a redhead
and she had been born blond
and she had been born the same shade of brunette
that still graced her scalp but was thinner than the rest of ours
and fit in an elastic pony tail comfortably
unlike mine, which broke those things immediately
and she, who cut hers all off in hopes
to cleanse herself and
keep herself from being weighed down.

Madison Oct 2014

The greatest breakthrough you can experience
Being a kid with divorced parents,
Is the time when you're finally able
To look at other families
Who are beyond blessed,
Beyond lucky;

And feel happiness inside
Instead of jealousy.

I'm so glad I'm able to smile instead of boil over with jealousy..
Folarin Seun  May 2015
Family
Folarin Seun May 2015

Nuclear family
Extended family
Your close friends
Anyone who cares should be part of your family
Family is everything

Mark Ball  Mar 2015
House Smell
Mark Ball Mar 2015

Misery sticks
to your skin
like the solitary smell
of your family home.

Silver Lining  Jul 2014
Daisy
Silver Lining Jul 2014

I come visit you..
And I'll leave a daisy on your stone
So you know how you left a print on my heart.
A wilted flower of hope that had been given up
Six
Years
Ago..

I miss him. So. Damn. Much.
Roar May 2014

Having a sibling,
                             means you are never truly
                                                                ­           Alone here.

I am glad I have someone to face this world with.
Juliesen Night Apr 2014

He stands beside me,
In awe of the sight before thee.
His hand has mine.

We both look at each other.
Nothing can be told from his eyes.
The eyes of Ashure haze.

"Do not be afraid..
We are home."

The sound of rushing water,
Crashing into its ever blue.
The beauty of the growth around it.
I call it home.

This was the place,
Where the wolves shall be born.
Creation of a pack.
Has just begun.

Werewolves alive.
Waterfalls of Beauty.
A family.
For eternity.

Anshul  Jul 2014
FAMILY
Anshul Jul 2014

and suddenly on a random frequency
my whole family moved
we were in the car
Pa started humming
then mom joined, and then us
in that moment i realized
how safe
how happy
how loved
how satisfied
I am.

Family over everything
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