The Life of A Family By DARRYL Thomas III

The unopened boxes

stacked high along the empty wall

Say they're new to town,

A family in the making,

says the old picture in the corner,

A collage of photos

Say the adventures once had.

Both mother and father

work hard for the family,

Say the fine sculpted hands upon the shelf

An aged photo

of a father in camouflage

with rifle slung across his back

Says he protects his own

But his arm across his son's chest

says it's all in love

The girls in the family live free and wild,

Say the ruffled pink sheets

with an out of placed zebra pillow

An intimidating man with a lion tattoo,

bred from pencil and imagination

Say she has talent for art.

The boys live more controlled,

Say the clean kept cyan covers on their bed,

Boys who live for competition

say the untouched trophies

standing tall with pride

But the beaming smile

Spread wide across the dogs scruffy face

Says he loves them all
no matter the difference.

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