What is a family?

Radhika Chandika
Indian family arranging diyas

What is a family?

But people connected

By birth, by marriage.

Parents, brothers and sisters

Cousins, uncles and aunts


Who can reach

And influence you

As you grow up.

Some very caring

And mentoring,

Through your hurdles.

Some very interfering


Into your privacy.

Gossip and jealousy;

Comparison and fights

Are part and parcel

Of the big family

You are born into

Giving you the identity

And belongingness

Whether you want it

Or not,

Teaching you

Valuable lessons

In survival.

Still you want

To be on your own

Your misfortune.

Ask an orphan

How it is to be

Without family

And relationships?



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sakshi gour September 5, 2018 - 7:41 pm

Loved it! 😀

Radhika Chandika
Radhika Chandika September 10, 2018 - 7:39 pm


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