The acceptance of one's family
can be the biggest
Sometimes we don't understand
why things are a mess
why it's so dysfunctional
why we need to please?
Family is an interesting subculture in our lives
Why do we push our selves so far?
Why do I feel so ashamed of who I am?
is it because I don't have acceptance of my family?
I seem to find myself in a lost place
cold and afraid
I'm not sure where I am going
But when I reach for help,
I'm humiliated by the ones who are supposed to love me
But are these people the ones who are supposed to love me?
Or is it the group of people that I associate myself with?
I seem to be so close
But yet so far away
I am lost in this mess
I am not sure which way is up and which way is down
Searching for this truth
I can't seem to grasp.
Where is my family?
Poem by Marta Flinn