cous·in
 a child of one’s uncle or aunt;  person belonging to the same extended family; a thing related or analogous to another.

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My parents let me know they are kin;

When we were little boys and girls,

At family gatherings played together again.

The more “ants” and uncles you had

The more cousins you had to play with!

Mine was Thelma and I was jealous when she married.

It was very cool since I was an only child.

Away from under the nose of my two controlling parents.

As uncles and aunts died-off

Spread across the states,

Increasingly less contact over decades with them

Less and less meaningful relationships

As they married or we had our careers.

Cousins are cool when you are young,

They are non-assisting adults in my experience as we age.

I only reconnected via LinkedIN with one who was similar to me,

Recently and only one year older than I;

A judicial magistrate who I played ball with in 1969!

Only to hear that he just died a couple months thereafter!

Cousins with reality checks, is what they are good for.

I never hear from or about most of them,

Save from my thankfully still alive Mum.

Cousins are like a phantom family members;

Past parental fun we had to be around.

(To Be Continued)

2 Comments:

  • tate

    Cousins are what we make them. At the very least, a family history resource and potentially a key to the ingredients that make up or explain the products we are. If you are the keeper of the family heritage, you have the keys of success for the future family lineage and sense of individual purpose and mission.

    What good are they? As good as what they see in their Cousins….. set the tone for the future, be a role model, leave your prints on what makes a family legacy.

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