Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Family Haiku

Anne and Jack
Now I too have walked
down roads that led me astray…
and found my way home



Our family is our home, in the hearts of those we love, and in the bonds we build. Family is not only blood but is forged through the sharing of lives…I have friends I consider to be family as much as I do my brother and sister...
I made a shadowbox to celebrate my mother and father, and the hope with which they started out. If mine was not an ideal childhood, I have to believe they did the best they knew how to with what they were given, as I myself have done. I’ve learned that family travels best with a liberal dose of tolerance and forgiveness on board…with lots and lots of love…and a healthy ability to laugh at oneself. I can only hope my children will continue to celebrate the journey we’re taking together….
I'm linking this post to Poets United Thursday Think Tank prompt. For more poems about family, do click on the link below...


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I think it gets easier to understand our parents and feel compassion for them and their shortcomings as we ourselves get older.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful, Lynette and the shadowbox is stunning. I love what you wrote.

Olive Cooper said...

Both the shadowbox and poem are touching. I was in my thirties before I gave my parents the kindness of forgiving them for my childhood. Have a blessed weekend. ♥O

Kay L. Davies said...

The shadowbox is lovely, Lynette. And as for your words, I could almost have written them myself, but you've said it far better than I ever could.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

gospelwriter said...

Love the idea of the shadow box, and yours is beautiful. Beautiful words to go with it. Thank you.

Netty said...

Beautiful words and a terrific shadow box Lynette. Annette x

Old Ollie said...

Great theme...a theme I've lived.

adrielleroyale said...

This is so true - the less resentment and unforgiveness, the better the chances of healthy life and relationships. Well said :)

Rashmi said...

Beautiful poem and the shadow box.

ninotaziz said...

Lynette, this was a beautiful treat. Can't add to it.

paulandrewrussell said...

Lovely haiku. :-)

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

A shadow box is such an excellent idea.
Lovely words and tribute to your parents.
Nice to know there is that Belfast touch!

Best wishes, Eileen

Jingle said...

have a relaxing weekend with your family.