• Catherine L. Haws

Family is Worth the Hard Times

They are worth more than

The Christmas hospital bills

The milk spills

The puke on the floor

The slammed door

The pineapple rot

The clothes they bought

The filthy shoes

The bouts of blues

The nasty words

The one stone two birds

The car meets pole

The candy they stole

The sleepless nights

The pointless fights

The wrung out tears

The aching fears

The misunderstood loves

The un-innocent doves

The turned backs

The money lacks

Beyond any of the reasons or rhymes

Family is worth the hard times