Almost, But Not, Symmetrical (4)

Family.

We all have them.
Our parents had them.
Our’s inherit from theirs.

We play with them.
Sometimes we indulge them.
Sometimes we regret.

We fight with them.
Sometimes we expel them.
Sometimes reunions are … complex.

Yet…

When we acknowledge,
Without subservience,
Their individuality…

When we honor,
Without worshipping,
Their power…

When we forgive,
Without condoning,
Their mistakes…

When we discipline,
Without anger,
Their transgressions…

When we support,
Without coddling,
Their struggles…

When we praise,
Without semblance,
Their growth…

When we accept,
Without shame,
Their flaws…

When we cherish,
Without limits,
Their totality…

Beauty becomes them.
We become whole with them.
We learn the nature of love.

Demons.

We all have them.
Our parents had them.
Our’s inherit from theirs.

We play with them.
Sometimes we indulge them.
Sometimes we regret.

We fight with them.
Sometimes we expel them.
Sometimes reunions are … complex.

Yet…

When we acknowledge,
Without subservience,
Their individuality…

When we honor,
Without worshipping,
Their power…

When we forgive,
Without condoning,
Their mistakes…

When we discipline,
Without anger,
Their transgressions…

When we support,
Without coddling,
Their struggles…

When we praise,
Without semblance,
Their growth…

When we accept,
Without shame,
Their flaws…

When we cherish,
Without limits,
Their totality…

Beauty becomes them.
We become whole with them.
We learn the nature of love.

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