Family

8 Oct

She gathers the photographs

the new arrivals

and those from long ago

some are black and white

others colored and faded with time

she puts them together

introducing the younger ones

to they who came before

some of these ancestors

they will never meet in life

be it not for this chance encounter

on the pages of a photo album

yet each one is a part of the others history

past   present   and  future

more than just mannerisms

or physical traits passed down

one generation to the other

it is a history of life and love

joy and heartbreak

birth and death

this circle of life we call

family

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One Response to “Family”

  1. Bilbet October 8, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    Beautiful and so well written.

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