Family, not always blood.
The world has gone mad again,
nothing makes any sense.
Poked and prodded for answers
about where I stand
though I can't even find the fence.
We are all so complex,
no two alike
and yet we are constantly bombarded
to conform to someone else's image
like disembodied heads on a pike.
When did we forget it is OK
to disagree and have opinions?
Instead we shout and scream,
adhere to party lines
like some mastermind's minions.
I want to love you and you love me
without any reservation.
But because we can't see
eye to eye and toe to toe
what is left amounts to hesitation.
I will not give up this dream
and keep you near my heart.
With all our flaws, individuality,
disagreements, views, likes and dislikes,
I will cherish even painful parts.