Diana Lawrence

Family

I talk like my father
I look like my mother
I think like my brother
and he thinks like me

I laugh like my mother
I cry like my brother
I smile like my father
at the people I see

I am my family
my family is me

I wish I had known her
my grandmother
when she was much younger like me
and on her own
I wish I had known those
who came here with just their clothes
to start a new life for me
brave and alone

take our pircture
tell the story again
nothing lasts forever
but it’s not gone if we remember when

I sing with my mother
I sing with my father
I sing with my brother
in harmony
sometimes we fight and fuss
but love gets the best of us cause
oh we are a family and always will be

I remember when
tell the story again

we are a family
and always will be
I am my family
my family is me