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The Family Circle
Author: Catyrose

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Gathered around the table tonight
Burdens lifted and feeling light
Toddlers running wild and free
Precious baby, bouncing on my knee

Laughter tinkling through the air
Feeling peaceful, without a care
Tonight we sit and share a meal
And tell each other how we feel

Smiling faces in this room
Dispel a former sense of gloom
Happiness is found right here
A family now, we spread good cheer

A place Iíve come to call my home
No longer do I feel alone
For I have now become a part
Of this familyís warm and loving heart

A family chosen, not by birth
We blend together and determine our own worth
Bound by choice, no longer chance
In todayís world, we all define our own stance

------- Author's Notes -------

Written for my single-parent friends as we persevere to determine our own concept of family.

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