Family

There is no greater
Purpose, and burden,
Than family.

Some abandon
This cause, because
It may bring pain.

Others devote all
To their family,
Only to miss the point.

How can one express
A devoted love
That makes the soul weep?

The fear of losing
Such an important gift
Is unbearable.

The weak turn away
To avoid uncomfortable
Vulnerability.

The strong, though,
Live each day
To the fullest.

The future is not
Certain, but the present
Is too precious to abandon.

by Cody McCullough

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13 Comments

  1. Beautiful. Hard but true. With great reward for the brave. Well done.

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  March 14, 2013

      Thank you for your comment. The brave are rewarded greatly….

      Reply
  2. This is “precious”. And so true.

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  March 14, 2013

      This one did end up with some good truth to it. I’m glad I was able to bring it all together.

      Reply
  3. Andrew Ocean

     /  March 14, 2013

    family is a blessing! 0 :^{)}

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  4. “the present is too precious to abandon” a much needed reminder to always realize what is truly important. Great poem Cody.

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  March 14, 2013

      Thank you again Purple. I appreciate your thoughtful comments.

      Reply
  5. this speaks of our deep-rooted culture as Pilipino. our strong family ties. this is so relevant. 🙂

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  6. words so true cuts the heart !

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  March 14, 2013

      Thank you for your comment. Once again, I struggled putting this poem “out there.” Your comment makes me feel better about continuing to post my work.

      Reply

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