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Your Family

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Family in my opinion is what we make it Blood relatives, friends, work, colleagues, etc

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Blood, they say is thicker than water

The only thing thick is the veil over your eyes

You watched me grow

Why don’t you know me?

Why don’t you see me suffocating?

Tears behind the pretty smiles

Screaming for help at the top of my voice

A stranger in “my own house”

Yet we sit down together at family dinners

Exchanging fake laughs and pleasantries

Tip-toeing on shattered glass

Constantly suppressing my thoughts and emotions

Afraid of your judging eyes if the veil is lifted

My family

The first people I am supposed to run to

My “safe haven”

Yet you won’t accept me for what I am

Your Family

© 2022 Timi

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