Family Ties


Is it best
when leaving the nest
to no longer be
from the family tree?

When you marry
do you no longer carry
those in your heart
from whom you were a part?

It can be lonely
when it’s just me only.
So, Brother, remember
I’m still a family member.

Please, give it some thought,
as you tie the knot.

P. Wanken


Written for Poetic Asides April 2014 Poem-A-Day Challenge DAY 20: Family

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