Family is a word used to describe people you are connected to or related to by blood
It is a highly over-rated word because this is not necessarily the case
There have been instances of people with whom you have no blood ties
Yet they have proven themselves in helping you out of bad blood
It is not enough that your own blood relation let you down, leaving you dazed
They show no sign of remorse whatsoever even at your cries
I’ve always wondered “what is the usefulness of an Uncle”:
Who stays out of the country and never calls unless he needs a favor
Who has never thought of inviting you over for a visit though he has the means?
Who has alienated himself from your life so much that the mere thought of him feels like the taste of soup with no flavor?
Who fronts to the whole world as a religious man yet is a beast that wreaks havoc in his household like sour beans
Who has all it takes to succeed yet chooses to be a nuisance
An uncle whose temper when upset is like an inferno, easy to start, almost impossible to douse
Who doesn’t see the need for life’s necessities, calling them frivolities?
Who sees the needs of family as luxuries and prefers to live even poorer than a church mouse
Who is well known for his eye servitude and talkativeness, yet sees no need to change
Who prefers to be lauded in his presence yet be bad-mouthed by the same
Who is known for his notoriety in young girls, but still counsel prospective couples?
Who announces himself without reason from a well-defined range?
Or the usefulness of an aunt:
Who is never heard from except when she needs help in saving her marriage from her carelessness?
Who always has something derogatory to say to you even when you are doing fine?
Who does all she can to frustrate you out of her own state of barrenness
And the list goes on and on and on
But I’d rather have a family of friends with no blood connection whatsoever
Who though are not perfect can allow you to be yourself around them
Who accepts their faults readily and are willing to work with you for a change
Who doesn’t feel threatened by your fame/fortune but sticks to you forever?
Who loves you even much more than you feel a human is capable of showing?
It is said that friend, trend, etc. all has an END, but family doesn’t
I want to say that family might not have an END because family begins where Friend Ends
Therefore my friend ceases to be a friend when he becomes FAMILY.