Bonds We Make Through Life

Are Always Present

To live and appreciate the people around us is easy

Listening to them tell their life story

Realizing it is much your story as theirs

You have known each other for years

Following the same footsteps is not uncommon

Respecting each others feelings

Helping and understanding when times are rough

Seeing both pull through at our darkest hour

No one has to know

A secret we may keep hidden for years

When someone is sick or hurt we feel it so deep

We can no longer hold back the tears

Wondering why life turns out this way ?

Are we all chess pieces ready to be played ?

Each piece has certain places it can go

With a whole board to cover

Moving slowly thinking and planning our best strategy

Trying to be as smart and sensible

Constantly tapping into our unique talents

Practicing what we have learned in our lives

Passing on our own traditions

Family values that we can count on

Seeing so many children being born

Changing our lives is so many ways

We are blessed

When our life comes to an end

We do not have the last say

Unpredictable even though we try to control the outcome

Realizing one of the greatest gifts we have ever been given

Is being part of something so great

Part of a family that makes life so full

Keeping us on our toes

Not all the years of work compare

Even the wonderful things you have enjoyed with endless memories have no place

When it comes right down to it

Loving you one more time

With a great big hug followed with endless smiles

You could of never of known your infuence and all the happiness you have brought

Scared so much to see you go

Holding on you have made so many people happy

Hearing you are sitting up and talking

Is such great news

A very close call between life and death

Makes us all wonder about our own mortality

Carefully hidden in our thoughts and actions

As the sun shines after a heavy rain

I take this time to thank my Aunt Ann

For sharing with me

Each time we have talked in the past

Waiting patiently till you come home from the hospital

So we can continue where we left off

A day that might be filled with chores,cooking and folding laundry and some t.v.

Another day like normal

Still finding ways to recap the funniest moments

Living another day

Knowing how special that is

When we were so close but not ready

To leave this world and now have time to do more things

That make you happier than ever

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Sigh... Thank you for sharing your treasure. Sadly, I have changed too much.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Lovely, caring thoughts about those who share our journey.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

This seems to be a very warm poem about family. If your Aunt is indeed in the hospital, I wish her well. It can be hard when there's a set-back, and for a while you wonder if you're going to have to say goodbye. My Uncle was in the hospital a few years ago, and nearly moved on. But he made it out, improved his health, and he lives on to enrich our lives for many more years.

I like the line, "realizing it is as much your story as theirs". With family, history and life is entwined, and overlaps a bit.

Great poem.


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Very nice poem! My husband has a special aunt, she is turning 91 years old this year. She welcomed me with open arms in the family almost 40 years ago. I have a special bound with her; she is almost like a mother to me. Unfortunately, she lives in Europe. When we go there, we always visit her several time because we know how that time is so precious.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful poetry. Those moments with loved ones are so precious!


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ladydeonne 3 years ago from Florence, SC

A beautiful poem about relationships, the oneness of us all, living in the moment and cherishing each moment we spend with our loved ones. Voted up and shared.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

ladydeonne We have no say in who are aunts and uncles are but we can find time to enjoy their love whenever possible.kidscrafts My aunt has watched me over the years in good times and bad.You think aunts and uncles will always be there.Then you realize each moment is so special when you think of life without them.I am so happy to hear about your husbands aunt 91 that is wonderful.God bless.Kathryn Stratford My aunt is recovering nicely.It is a slow road back to good health.It was a very close call.Each day is one more day in the right direction.Thanx for sharing about your uncle I am glad he is well.FlourishAnyway In each family we have our ties that we can severe completely or connect like legos that fit so nicely.It is always our choice to decide.Mhatter99 The beauty in life is that we all keep changing and accepting that makes us more wonderful.I am sure you make a wonderful uncle and have many stories to tell.There are also special friends of the family that have been so close over the years we consider them aunt and uncle.Thanx everyone for your concern and reading another day of my life.May we all take time to enjoy our families because that is the only one we have.Have a great night.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

A wonderful and poignant sentimental journey. We all must live to the fullest as tomorrow is promised to no one. Wishing your aunt the very best and God bless you and your family.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Our lives sometimes seem so filled with our busy schedule we seem to forget the ones we love, relationships are based on what we give and know of. Appreciate those who we love and the best way to do that is to be with each other.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose Lee Each path we take brings us closer to our loved ones and all the people around us.Searching for new joys and sharing our time together.DDE You said it so beautifully.Thanx so much for all your concern .My aunt is doing better.Seeing all your comments makes me realize what's important and what's not.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Very heartfelt write here. Yes, no one is guaranteed a tomorrow, so this present day may be all we have.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Faith Reaper To share all we have with the people we know is the only way to go.Family and friends make life so wonderful.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A truly precious gem of your creation.

Voted up and shared Lesley.

Have a great day .

Eddy.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Eiddwen All my writings would be a waste of time and energy if it wasn't for you and other hubbers who stop to read.I think thoughts that come and go so often.For years no one cared.I have always said since I published my first hub if I find one person to read something I wrote and they feel the same way it was worth writing.I still am not sure where my ideas come from or what sense they make.I signed up for one learning lesson that last my whole life. For you to call my writing a precious gem I am so proud.To think you vote it up and share I am even happier.Have a wonderful day and may you make new possiblities happen.


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Joy56 3 years ago

I am reading between the lines ................ I think. Hugs to Auntie.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Joy56 So wonderfully put.I will let her know she is loved and we are all praying for her.Thanx so much.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Very nice piece here. A tribute to someone you love, yet relatable to so many others as well.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

shanmarie Thinking of a love that makes my world so much nicer.Enjoying someones company so many times over the years.My aunt Ann has been in and out of the hospital for the past two weeks.Getting better and having a few very close calls.Good news she is recovering slowly.I couldn't be any happier.Thanx for reading and sharing.Life is too precious to waste.Enjoyingt all we have every chance we get.

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