By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris


Posted by EM’s Random Word Prompt ~ #127 Prompt Word Discordant

Like cheap strings
on a child’s play guitar
My family is discordant.

No matter how you twist
and turn the tuning knobs
Harmony is impossible to achieve.

Just as you think a pleasant sound
might sing from those tightened wires Snap goes one throwing them all out of tune again.

Friends have tried and professionals
have been paid thrice over again
But discordant my family is now
And discordant it always will be.


  1. emkingston says:

    I am sorry that you suffered these feelings, Ami! You are not alone in this sadness. I also have a discordant family on both sides of my genes.

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    1. Thank you Em. We have to deal with what life throws at us, survive and move on – yes? ((hugs))

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      1. emkingston says:

        Absolutely! Life is too short. Big hugs to you!

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  2. A great analogy, I can only hope this is fiction!

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    1. Thank you Keith. Sadly, no, both my childhood family and then my own family, but I still hear the distant harmony. 😊


      1. Thank you as well, and have a great weekend! xx Michael

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