Families are more than relatives

Held together

By blood and shared genes

Memories entwine them

Sharing more than lives

Bind them

With means

Beyond the skill

Of surgical knowledge

Shared visions

And dreams

Hopes and fears

And always standing together

Us against them

No matter who

The them might be

And families ripped asunder

Tear with more than the flesh

Can feel

Making pain

Beyond all reason

Leaving behind

An emptiness

Never to be filled



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