“All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.”
― Mitch Albom,
“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — they are your family. ”
― Jim Butcher
We tend to ask for no favors anymore, a whipping by the kitchen counter was all it took to swindle the kinder gardener to do the dishes and sweep the floor.Your cousin is a thug and your uncle is in prison he’s good at asking for money and gambling is a promising career for him so far.Relatives are not always relevant, but some will always be hopeful and praying.Weakness is the moping benefit of family keeping faith, reunions and birthdays holidays and hustle days what’s the difference.We combat guilt we follow mercy, we speak with compassion but I find more family in strangers like most people do and all. Family can come in only a minute compared to what was their in my DNA for decades and decades.Even Jesus knew relatives are not always relevant to every moment to laughter and of cries. Family can become anyone or anything, home can be found anywhere or in anyone and for some a cigarette is the only family they may seek every day. Love is famous but she doesn’t always hand out autographs that just means you have to love yourself. Take the garbage out, wash the dishes, they forget my birthday and leave for church retreats on the very day I was born, but family and blood ties and don’t always tie tight. Some say we only live once but I died when she said, she didn’t care anymore. Family has many meanings, family has many ties, my obedience and is what makes me relevant to her, so pay attention, to her family was fear, to them being black was undefined as long as I only had a black culture I knew, being a nigga, a nigger with no job was all I had all we called each-other a nigga with no friends no God no hope, but a screaming pastor that chocked on the biblical word of God. Relatives are relevant to the hopeless, and misunderstood, if they are blessed with the kindness of kin.Be no fool, trust only Homesick Orphans because relatives are not always relevant to compassion.