The word this week in Trifecta is Blood in the following meaning:
a : lifeblood; broadly : life
b : human stock or lineage; especially : royal lineage
c : relationship by descent from a common ancestor : kinship
d : persons related through common descent : kindred
e (1) : honorable or high birth or descent (2) : descent from parents of recognized breed or pedigree
This meaning scares me to hell as it talks to me about family honour. In many culture it talks about arranged marriages etc. Which even drives families to murders. I have written poetry about that, and as usual when I’m serious I write a sonnet.
my sister, hearing you have met a man
please tell me ‘bout the nature of his blood
is he related, could there be a ban?
or will he soil us by his neighbourhood?
my sister, you have duties to your blood
the honour of the family defend
I cannot let you soil our name with mud
and never I’ll allow your blood to blend
my sister, you say listen to your heart
but think about the pain you’re causing us
we see you as a whore, a simple tart
now just obey, there’s nothing to discuss
my sister, I had to kill and draw your blood
forever you remain our flower bud
May 6, 2013