Blood Is Not Thicker Than Water

Blood Is Not Thicker Than Water

A Poem by Kristin Lee
"

We are born with one family...but we can choose those who love us. we are not bound to those who do not.

"

With the power of the cosmos from which we came

We are forever braided together

Tiny gossamer strands, so bright

Each, vibrant shades of the same color

Born from the same tree of life

The blood that beats within these veins

Proves we are family.

 

And yet, the tides have worn these delicate threads

Frayed my grand illusions like a hard hit to the head

The knot, that holds us all together

Has come undone

Loves been absent

For far too long

And in my weary state

I wonder...

Did we ever love at all?

 

Caught in the melee

Of this cataclysmic collision

The Gig is up

The truth has rung out

The safe harbor known as Family has all been a lie

Another fairy tale I only dreamed about.

 

Depressed by reality

But relieved by the truth

Take comfort in the fact

That I could not extinguish my own flame

Any more than I could rid you of the heartache

That beats relentlessly in your wake.

 

No longer bound by the promises of the dead

Please forgive me as I walk away

For faced with your darkness

I have come to understand

Something, I fear, you never will…

 

Blood is not thicker than water,

Love is.

© 2013 Kristin Lee


Author's Note

Kristin Lee
Thanks for reading. Reviews always welcome.

Photo by Kristin Lee

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Absolutely love the message of this one. So well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago


I think that this is a poem that nerely everyone can relate too. I grew up with huge family problems myself and your words are very touching. Definitely had a connection with this.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Sad but true, but never easy to understand or acquiesce to. I know I personally, have found greater love outside of blood ties than within some of them. Personally, I like this part, "The knot, that holds us all together
Has come undone
Loves been absent
For far too long
And in my weary state
I wonder...
Did we ever love at all?"

I think it says it all. On the editing side, the term "Gig is up" should be "The jig is up". Minor edit, overall a very good write.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Such beauty in this one... I love the imagery and the way that you use such compelling wording and phrasing to illustrate that little golden thread that binds us all together. Some families travel in packs, others become separated and travels in twos and threes...it is not the familial bond that matters, it is the love from person to person that trumps all else. This was spot on, my friend. Beautifully rendered.

Posted 7 Years Ago


I loved the last two stanza's. You've conveyed your overall message in a spectacular fashion here. An intriguing write and read. Nice work. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


What can I say, I knew exactly where you were going with this one and I knew it'd affect me to the bone and the very cored of my being...just the title alone had my jaw clenched.

Caught in the melee
Of this cataclysmic collision
The Gig is up
The truth has rung out
The safe harbor known as Family has all been a lie
Another fairy tale I only dreamed about.

Affecting, not to mention 'no longer bound by the promises of the dead'...I could really quote the entire read but those slammed me over the head and took me hostage. Outstanding read!

Posted 7 Years Ago


What can I say, I knew exactly where you were going with this one and I knew it'd affect me to the bone and the very cored of my being...just the title alone had my jaw clenched.

Caught in the melee
Of this cataclysmic collision
The Gig is up
The truth has rung out
The safe harbor known as Family has all been a lie
Another fairy tale I only dreamed about.

Affecting, not to mention 'no longer bound by the promises of the dead'...I could really quote the entire read but those slammed me over the head and took me hostage. Outstanding read!

Posted 7 Years Ago


"Please forgive me as I walk away
For faced with your darkness
I have come to understand
Something, I fear, you never will…

Blood is not thicker than water,
Love is."
A splendid poem with a great subject matter and the message is marvelous . I do agree with your conclusion for we can have family members ( blood relationships ) who never or don't care to love us and some stranger or a good Samaritan sometimes who shows us love and care more than those family members...Bravo...:)

Posted 7 Years Ago


The poem is sad Kristin. I somehow know this feeling but have locked it away in the dark somewhere so as to not let it affect me anymore than it already has. You have a wonderful way of expressing these feelings and I really enjoyed your poem. Your photo on the other hand to me was beautiful and filled with happier times. Very nice.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Wonderful way of describing your feelings. I agree with you totally when you say "blood is not thicker than water,love is."..... to what extents one can go o for the sake of love......if need be one can even give up one's so called own people and accept others as one's very own.Lovely write!!!

Posted 7 Years Ago



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