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Thicker Than Water
Our family has always been a very large one, a dysfunctional group of people, who on one hand hated one another, yet and still, if something, or for that matter, if anything at all happened to any of us, the love of our family has always shone through and we were there.
The word for love, in Cherokee I was told, translated literally to mean passion. Now they also use the words hate and love interchanging them to also mean the same thing, passion. So it is in our family, for I can honestly say that at times I have hated as passionately as I have loved them. We don't always show our love for each other, and sometimes even do some very mean things, to get even or to teach him a lesson. That isn't something that should be done, but God help the person that tried to do the same thing to them, cause they would and will regret it. So goes our lives, a very spread out yet together in heart group of people who love to hate each other. We are there when it counts.
I say this is how all families should be, and even though it is natural to not get along, and we never see eye to eye on anything, we all care when we need to. The dysfunctional part was taught by the very same people, so we try not to judge one another for the things that we cannot seem to help. I love them, but let me just say, we make better neighbors than we do room mates.
When we are born and brought home one day
Only a few pounds yet we push in our way.
Small and bald and unable to speak,
Our family makes room as we get bigger each week.
As we get older and bigger we all learn
To go to school, how to wait our own turn.
Our parents teach us not to steal or cuss,
To eat our food, not to cry or fuss.
The people we live with love and defend one another,
But no one stands up for us like our brother.
We live side by side daily for years,
and he is the only person who has ever seen my tears.
When our friends come over to enjoy all our stash,
then leave when the party's over and your house is full of trash..
No one will care if you need help cleaning the mess,
The fun is all over and your friends couldn't care less.
These are the times when you should be aware
your friends have left, only your brother bothers to care.
Nothing ever changes in this world but the date
this truth certainly doesn't , just like our fate.
when putting you down seems to be the worlds plan,
Brotherly love stands up better than anything else can
Nothing else can compare to the love of your brother,
Keep him near and dear, he is like none other.