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Family Portrait #poetry #napowrimo

April 2, 2016


Prompt: write a poem that takes the form of a family portrait

Family Portrait

loving, selfless and true
O father how we love you

trapped forever in her past
a mother’s love didn’t last

a hypocrite, I recall
sister dearest wanted all

gave up on life early on
finally, the treasured son

and I, the family’s rattling bone
have lived a life I must atone

©2016 Lori Carlson. All rights reserved.


  1. oh yes, forgot to add, #a-zchallange, dah dee dah… Caz

  2. Amazing how so few words can say so much. Lovely.

  3. So deep. Love it!

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