(Philosophy/Poem) Patriarch Of The Family

Patriarch Of The Family


I am now the Patriarch of our family

Small but close, we lived and loved

All those older have fallen a sleep

One dear sister in the frozen north still with me

All my elders have gone on a head of me


44, I am now the old man of the family tree

Grandparents, Parents, Brothers, Aunts, and Uncles

Not by choice, yet they have all left me to be

This is a position that I ever hoped or wanted to see


Have my life’s skills ever prepared thus to be

Am I now a symbol of light, right, and good

How will my actions or lack there of be seen

Are my ways arrogant, ignorant or love filled

Lord, I pray for your guidance for wisdom

As I now take this unwanted lineage crown

As the Patriarch of our loving little family


5 thoughts on “(Philosophy/Poem) Patriarch Of The Family

  1. Wonderfully penned.
    Well this crown of lineage comes to everyone at a stage and it is thoughtful that how are we prepared to be that symbol of good and right.


      1. You have a very good website, I enjoyed reading some of your work so I figured that some of my readers would enjoy reading your work too. Keep up your great work, I hope that you are able to have a great weekend. O, and by the way, you are appreciated.


      2. Thank you very much wonderful old poet for all your love, support and appreciation.
        I will try my best to reciprocate your confidence through my writing and I still have to work for two more days as we have just one Sunday as holiday.
        Weekend means Saturday night and we love Saturdays.. really ☺☺☺


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