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Cousins
by Ed Matlack

Sunday, November 23, 2003

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Don't have much family life as it is my fault, but wish I did, sometimes...

                              “COUSINS”


 


                          I have a bunch,


                    Just wish I knew them better,


                    Remember when as kids,


                    We got together regular,


But as we got older, our paths went in varying directions.


 


Guess, to be honest, I labeled myself the “black sheep”,


                           Of our little family,


                  And that label, it kinda stuck,


 So that now, I don’t get to have a family like most.


 


As one gets older, they seem to find that family is precious, even the lack of family,


We only seem to see each other now when someone dies,


Not the way it should be nor the way I would want it to be.


 


Have a memory of attending one cousins birthday party during the


                           summer months,


All his family attends, oh, that is hard for me, as I feel I don’t really belong, unfortunately,


I know that I have done this to myself,


But what does one do to clean up past mistakes?


 


Not sure I can grovel but that may be the only way,


To be able to visit my family & for dinner or whatever, stay!


If you’re reading this and feeling sad, don’t, as it is really my own fault,


But it’s been so long now and taking the first step by default.


Will be rather hard, in fact so hard that I feel I cannot do it,


Maybe one day, one of them will find it in their hearts to cue it.


 


 Ah, to be a part of a my families holiday,


 What a wonderful present that would be,


To feel comfortable & welcome, as it “should” be.


                                                                                                       ALL AT AUTHORSDEN, HAVE A HAPPY AND WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING


                    & FIND PEACE THRU TOGETHERNESS,


                             Ed, Rene & Rufuz


 

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/24/2003
(((ed and rufuz *woof*)))

outstanding write--i'm keeping this, i've two sisters i don't get along with--they think they're better than me. i ain't perfect, and neither are they--i've forgiven them, but the hurts remain

maybe i'll send this to 'em...thanks

(((HUGS))) and hope you and *wOOf* rufuz *WooF* have a blessed, peaceful thanksgiving

love,

karla. :(
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/24/2003
wonderful to read this write; just what i needed today! thanks for the pick me up! you and rufuz have a happy and joy-filled thanksgiving, too, and be safe, you hear? love you guys! (((HUGS))) to you, and ((((DOGGY HUGS)))) to rufuz~your texas friend, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Libby Stone (Reader) 11/24/2003
Good Morning, Ed. I agree with Kate. Words on paper have POWER!
Happy Thanks-giving.
Blessings,
Libby
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/23/2003
Print this out and send it to your cousins...........everything else will fall into place.
Reviewed by P. Michaels 11/23/2003
Thank you, Ed. My husband and I plus my two pets Sam and Laurel will be spending our Thanksgiving alone, too. Maybe it's best that way. Families aren't that close anymore. There's not enough time, they say. You, Rene & Rufuz have a wonderful and peaceful Thanksgiving, too.
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