The Family Glue – a poem for families sheltered at home

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

My family isn’t perfect.
We don’t always agree.
We have our own opinions
and that’s okay with me

We’ve learned to stick together
and not be torn apart.
We treat each other gently
by speaking from the heart.

Each person is respected.
It’s okay to be sad.
And even when we disagree,
it’s okay to get mad.

We manage all our problems
by talking issues through.
We’re honest with each other.
That’s our family glue.

by Gaye Ellen Kick

Permission granted to print this poem and hang it in your home.

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    Karen KellyApril 6th, 2020
  1. Thanks so much. You made me cry. As I read I thought, “Now if I could review this daily….” And there it was. “Permission granted to print and hang…” This is a wonderful reminder, almost a prayer, for where we are living. You add to my life, Lady!

  2. penny perrinApril 6th, 2020
  3. Lovely poem…for a very difficult time. ❤

  4. Jeanne SolingApril 6th, 2020
  5. Thank you Gaye for this lovely poem. As we stay in our homes, we need little inspirations each day to keep us calm and focused on the big picture. I hope all of your family is well and safe. Take care and keep
    writing. I am so looking forward to your next story.

  6. ElisaApril 6th, 2020
  7. Lovely!!

    Thank you!

  8. Deborah PetersonApril 6th, 2020
  9. Love it.

  10. Ruth BiggersApril 7th, 2020
  11. Love this poem. Thank you for sharing it.

  12. Paul DeBruyneApril 7th, 2020
  13. Another Keeper! Thanks for sharing!

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