Genogram: The genes in family trees

Genogram: The genes in family trees (Haiku)

adult affection baby child
Genes in the family (Photo by Pixabay on

Some family genes

are generational curse

mental illness’s one.


Breast cancers repeat

among aunties and siblings

Will I get it, too?


Strokes and heart attacks!

Diabetes in family

Hypertension’s twin.


Mum and dad died young.

Will I take after grand-dad

in longevity?


Plot the genogram

Work on escaping clutches

of these heritages!



A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: Exploring the Use of Genograms in Social Work Practice.


Published by Chen Song Ping @ TPTan

Chen S.P. enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer.

6 thoughts on “Genogram: The genes in family trees

  1. πŸ’œ Second Chance EveryOne; please Actively Listen to GrandParents EveryBody…as They Have Learned Their Lessons by Observing YOU!!! Growing Up; then Rebelling as a Teen Only to Revert To Being ‘Grown Up’ like Them when They Desired YOU!!! To Be Different from Them and Their ‘Flaws’



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