Family

The family is where we learn of love,
forgiveness, understanding, and of peace,
as symbolised in every gentle dove
who flies to open hearts that find release.

In times of stress our sharing must increase.
A willingness to put our family first
helps selfishness and self-involvement cease.
Serenity fills hearts, in love, immersed.

Escape from outside pressures when they’re worst,
there’s peace in knowing where we all belong.
If bruised and lonely spirits need be nursed,
true families love even when we’re wrong;

accepting when we don’t do as we should,
forgiving, imperfections, understood.