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Family Dinner

Everyone is dressed just right,

with our smiles slapped on tight,

we are having a family dinner.

The mood is tense,

yet we have to make sense,

and we can always talk about the weather.


We blow kisses and show our love,

everything is just right.

We shower praises over each other,

and pray that the night is over without a flight.


Ignore the bitter-in-law,

she needs some sugar.

She vowed to deny herself happiness,

since she lost her lover.


Pay attention to the chatty uncle.

He claims to be rich although he eats like a savage.

just nod your head and seem interested,

and hope the topic does not turn to marriage.


Sit away from the young brother,

once an answer to his question, he is on to another.

To the old man he asks,"So what do you do?"

and to the orphan child,"Where is your mother?"


The room is beautiful, the food is delicious,

a night with our near and dear.

This could well be the perfect family dinner,

but only the flowers in the room seem real.

Copyright © Karan Patade

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  1. Date: 6/13/2013 8:23:00 PM
    Hi Karan, good to be true... however, you painted a picture I wish i was in.. sometimes i miss them days when the family would gather on a beautiful night and enjoy a fake moment over the dinner table... like i said... i wish... enjoyed the poem... .. Always ~ LINDA

    Patade Avatar Karan Patade
    Date: 7/4/2013 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks a lot Linda :)
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Family gatherings are so predictable, Karen... LOL sometimes it gets real rowdy too! Love your poem and welcome to poetry soup! Hope you'll enjoy your stay here. Annalise

    Patade Avatar Karan Patade
    Date: 7/4/2013 6:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Annalise, thanks !