"Heaven"

Heaven wafts through the house

Smoked brisket, mac n' cheese,

Mom's homemade cookies

 

Ava excitedly talks to me 

About Achievement Hunter

Those crazy guys are at it again

 

I hear Tom's lively guffaw

Filling the family room

In between tweets

 

Laurie's eyes shine

As she sings of France

That our favorite memory

 

Mallie eats food that is not hers

Mika doesn't seem to mind

Murphy simply smiles and exists

 

Matthew's amicable persona 

Sits with LA cap close at hand

Behold; my iconic cousin

 

Mom mixes a salad

While chatting away gaily

Her radiance ties the house together

 

Melissa giggles a classic giggle

While at my arm in the middle of it all

She is undoubtedly one of us

 

My father surveys with wise and charming gaze

I look to him with adoration and pride

For he is the master of it all

 

This close family's table is set

Crammed with more chairs than it can hold

But in Love there is always room for one more

 

I sit overwhelmed

Surrounded by warmth unchanging

I shed a tear at this happy reunion

 

Once wafted from the kitchen 

Now holds my heart

Memories of this heaven never fade

 

 

This poem is about: 
My family
Our world

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