NAPOWRIMO Day 17: The Wilsons Were We

NAPOWRIMO Day 17: The Wilsons Were We

The Wilsons were a pious bunch
Built a church the whole family attended
Grandma declared that her kids would never divorce
It seemed this would be the ultimate remorse
We never knew for sure if my grandparents were legally married
But they were together until death did them part
7 children, 19 grandchildren, and greats /great greats still mounting
But there is always a secret in the family tree
One aunt and uncle married each other times three!
And Wilson is not even our real lineage
On a wanted poster was another great great named Peas
So he took the wallet of a dead man
And forever more the Wilsons were we.

~Just L (April 17, 2018)

Author’s Note: NaPoWriMo Prompt – Write a poem re-telling a family anecdote that has stuck with you over time. It could be the story of the time your Uncle Louis caught a home run ball, the time your Cousin May accidentally brought home a coyote and gave it a bath, thinking it was a stray dog, or something darker (or even sillier).

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