Family Welcome Poem: Las Vegas Reunion
By Big Sexy
In 2016, I was part of our family reunion committee and wrote this poem to welcome my family to Las Vegas. The event was a success and this poem, I felt at least, set the tone for the fun had by all.
FAMILY WELCOME POEM
F is for Family from near and far
Some by planes and some by car
To gather together for celebration
A is for All of us assembling tonight.
To laugh, to learn, to eat, good food, right?
To remember the ones who have gone before us
In thoughts and prayers, a united chorus.
M is for, M is for……Umm….Hmmm
M is for Maybe these letter by letter poems don’t truly convey
The necessary feelings that come from these events
They are cute and they rhyme but does the time taken
To shape and form cohesive ideals of the family unit
The distances traveled, the time, energy and effort to bring together
All these people from all over this country
Into one location, truly convey the feeling of this momentous celebration?
If I continue with the tradition, my next letter in this rendition is I
But that is a selfish letter and there is no way
Did this by myself
Had support and
Am part of an incredible committee so the letter should be
Who have contributed
That have distributed their limited resources
To be sure this reunion is memorable
Or at least your wishes and expectations for this celebration
Are close to being met and a time you never forget
And welcome to the L in my list
Welcome to Las Vegas
The city of dreams, though that’s not our nickname
The city that never sleeps, though still not our nickname
Are there it is.
Where anything is possible
Where the lights don’t run on the wallets of winners
But has delicious dinners and whether experienced or beginner
Your pocketbook can get fatter or thinner
Does that matter at this dinner?
You are family and we care
So do not get crazy out there
You have been warned
And you have been warmed cause Vegas is hot.
In the summer we meet, but you know
It is a dry heat and that brings me to Y
You. You are family
You are born into a loving, broken, cohesive, stressful, nurturing, frustrating, supportive entity
That is you and me. You and I. That is Y.
And that is why this night is so important
Why you traveled so far
Why you hopped in your car
Jumped on that plane
Came all this way
Booked your stay and are here today
Hey. That also starts with a Y
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