Fathers and mothers and sisters and brothers,
the unchosen companions not available to others.
Love and laughter, disappointment and tears,
still driving you nuts after all these years.
They know us at our worst and at our best,
and so often put our patience to the test.
Sometimes we hate, yell and can’t relate,
and always regret that wretched date.
The for better or worse choice was mine,
still it came with a judgment and a diatribe.
We all can get lost in lovers, jobs and friends,
but with luck and love they will be there at the end.
Shared memories and momentous fights,
often taken for granted and at times a blight.
Affections tested and a trust that can not abate,
a bond that if not tended sometimes breaks.
Quickly forgiven, but never forgotten,
we gode and complain and sometimes are rotten.
We defend with a vengeance and chide and deride,
those unchosen companions on lifes crazy ride.