Is family all about genealogy

Bonds only formed in biology

Must all those on my family tree

Have the same last name as me


Or can a member be discovered

To whom we feel we are brother

Birthed by a different Mother

Can a bond be there uncovered


Though we all share some DNA

Family defined by what papers say

It is our hearts that find a way

To add to our family every day


And I am the luckiest, it is true

Though our family be but a few

I am thankful that my tree grew

A branch with a brother just like you


17 Responses to “Brother”
  1. JustBeingMe says:

    Love this. Reminds me of a friend of mine who was like family.

  2. beth says:

    We make our families with our hearts

  3. Family created out of love often has more to offer than family created out of blood (I’m lucky in that regard to have one person be both).

  4. Jim Borden says:

    wonderful poem, Brad. A brother from another mother…

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Definitely a beautiful poem and such a true thought! Great work my brother! All the best,

  6. kristianw84 says:

    I wrote a poem for a woman I refer to as my soul sister, and I titled it “No red ribbon to bind us.” She is more like family to me than some of my biological relatives. I’m glad you have that same support! ❤

  7. Athira says:

    Family bond with hearts

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