Home away from home


Illustration by Alex Hanks

Madison Peters, Copyediting Coordinator

A family is like a circle. 

The intertwinement never ends,

And even if at times when it breaks, 

in time it always mends.


A family is like the sky.

Somehow they’re always there. 

Families are those who help,

who support and always care.


A family is like a book.

The ending is never clear,

but throughout the pages of the book,

their love is always near.


The Paisano is like a family. 

With endless words that show

who they are and what they do

and how they teach you so you know.


But don’t be weary if it’s broken

or if through time it’s been so worn.

Families are like that –

they’re split up and always torn.


But even if this happens,

your family will always be.

They help define just who you are

and will be a part of you eternally.