Blood of my Blood

Family from Tony DeLorger
Family from Tony DeLorger

Blood of my Blood

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Blood of my blood, bone of my bone,

a reflection of me, in my beloved I've sewn,

and with each movement and gesture, each smile and mistake,

recognition I behold in the will of life's grace.


How exquisite this truth and with love I embrace,

each breath I've passed on to my children to take,

and in that sweet connection how deep can love be,

and on to my grandchildren in their smiles I see.


If for no other reason my life is complete,

to see these souls experience the nectar of life complete,

and with guidance from parents who have accepted my heart,

those children are loving and kind from the start.


It is no just their form or the words that they speak,

but their souls and their hearts that in love touches me,

beyond recognition and the connections we have,

I know that they shine so much more than I gave.


It is the purpose in life to nurture and love,

and with our children and loved ones a calling above,

and for me, as imperfect a man can possibly be,

family is all that really matters to me.


My heart will always be filled with a warmth,

with pride shall I die knowing, what my children have sought,

for if nothing I did as a parent was right,

at least I know how I love them, their hearts my delight.



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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Much appreciated Rehana, glad you enjoyed my thoughts.


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Rehana Ferdinando 3 years ago from Colombo

Lovely poem that shows the importance of family. It is love and marriage that creates another generation and makes the world go round.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks whonu; glad you liked it. Nice to hear from you.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

A nice work about devotion and the true meaning of family. Thank you for sharing this. whonu


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you related Erika; thanks for commenting. Have a great day.


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embarrett91 3 years ago

That is so beautiful, and an adorable picture to go along! As a parent I really felt the meaning you were putting out there about the strong love and importance of family. Voted up and sharing :)

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