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A Family is a Family

Dear Dana, Yes families can get complicated! Here is a poem I wrote about your family. It could also be about my family.

I have a stepmother
And also a father
And keeping track
Is sometimes a bother
Cause there’s a half brother
Who isn’t my father
And also a mother
Who isn’t my brother
And also a father
Whose step but not quite
So its really quite hard
To keep it all right.
And did I mention
That I have a sister?
In all of the bother
I just may have missed her.
This naming of names
Is really a fright
and it may keep me up
for half of the night.
But this family’s my family
And I don’t have to fake it
Cause a family is a family
No matter how you make it.

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