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Best Family Poems

Below are the all-time best Family poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of family poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Where The Sycamore Grew

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Categories: autumn, family, house, life,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member The Mother Tree
The Mother Tree

I am the mother tree that spawned the seeds of you.
My children, you've grown and branched away from me.
You've married, left home to...

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Categories: birth, children, family, grandchild,
Form: Sonnet
Hard Times
When hard times come they sit a spell,
Like kin folk come to stay
A-packin' troubles, pets an' kids
That always get ‘n your way.
It's drought an' flood,...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cowboy-western, family, funny, life,
Form: Cowboy Poetry
Premium Member A Poem For My Algebra Teacher
I know I promised
 no more ‘Make you Cry Poems’
I said I'd never write another 
‘Wipe your eye poem’

 And for three years 
I tried...

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Categories: family, 6th grade, abuse, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Casualness Of Casualties
In the intimate interlace of chance and fate, in the ultimate interplay of time and place, and with the consummate checkmate of my human dignity,...

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Categories: death, evil, family, fate,
Form: Haibun

Premium Member -Unlatched-

So young, I was, and so naive
There was no doubt, I did believe
this babe who's latched inside my womb
with ties we had,... would always be


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Categories: childhood, family, mother, son,
Form: Rhyme
A Soup Bowl Full of Christmas
Twas the night before Christmas, when all thru the Soup bowl,
Not a poet was writing, not even the musing mole.
All their pens were hung by...

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Categories: christmas, family, silly,
Form: Rhyme
Here’s to the travellers,
   the passengers, the tourists
who trek this alien landscape
   in search of experience.

Here’s to the resilient,

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Categories: death, family, life,
Form: Free verse
For Brother Jacob, our fellow poet,
who lives his life
real and true to the call of God:


Come into my house Lord.
Anoint my...

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Categories: christian, family,
Form: Verse
She Calls Me Home
She Calls Me Home…

At days long end
Left on troubles shore
When I just know
I can't take anymore
When the last light
Of hope is gone

She calls me home

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Categories: family, angst, caregiving, childhood, devotion,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Loving Helena
The chair is her home, her universe now
It is all that her many years will allow
Helena’s elegant beauty once shone
Now her mind wanders a world...

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Categories: family, peopleme, grandchild, universe,
Form: Rhyme
The Cold Of Winters How Can My Words Perceive
The many winters I had seen
When  once I was a teen
Gathered inside our small living room
Joy and simplicity our faces illume
Warm with laughter at...

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Categories: age, blessing, books, family,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Things That Seemed Poetic
Things that seemed poetic were always sad,
though I yearned for sparkle
and my dad's guffaw, which never came.
Familiar things were always drear --
repeated motions in the...

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Categories: family, angst, childhood, death, depression,
Form: Free verse
The Old House
Seven generations walked through your door,
Which stood so strong and always welcomed in.
You said goodbye when boys headed to war,
Two soldiers lost to battles they...

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Categories: childhood, family, house, memory,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Poisonous Self Doubt
Only life in our mortal realm
entrenches self-doubt’s stand.

People and events cripple us
with critical mirrors showing us
visuals of our ineptness.

   All who are predisposed...

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Categories: family, anxiety, character, confidence, confusion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Daddy
In the rundown little house where her family currently lives,
the fourteen-year old glances obediently at her glaring daddy,
nodding her head in quiet compliance
to his usual...

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Categories: family, slavery, , cute,
Form: Narrative
Forty Today
Visited you today
as the sun set in the horizon…

the orange tinged carnations 
were a perfect complement 
for the skies
and for you… 
orange and blue
always remind...

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Categories: brother, dedication, family, life,
Form: Free verse
I drove home from a party one winters night
I'd had quite a few drinks but I felt alright
It was pouring rain as I approached our...

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Categories: car, death, drink, family,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member She Lived in the Moment
Six feet tall, feisty and tipping the scales
Aunt Eva approached life so playfully
Living in the moment, not fretting details

Even at 80 no harsh wrinkles had...

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Categories: family,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hear Oh L-rd
The Festival of Lights, Chanukah has arrived
a hopeful time of praise each year revived. 
The Menorah lit, each home becomes a church.
Blessed are You, L-rd...

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Categories: faith, family, happiness, universe,
Form: Kyrielle
Premium Member Who Knows if Magic Exists
Who knows if magic exists,
if dreams come true
and whether miracles take place
(all of these things we thought we knew)

... buried in our haste
to dig childhood's...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, family, friendship,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member In Such Intense Flames, An Eternity May Be Born
In Such Intense Flames, An Eternity May Be Born

Hold your dreams, bind them with rainbow beams
tumble sweetly and let heart's passion arise
sow the seeds that...

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Categories: appreciation, art, care, family,
Form: Rhyme
Moving On
I'm not selling a house, i'm leaving my home.
Happy times together, months spent alone.
Morning sickness, baby loss, labour and birth
Planting my seeds in good strong...

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Categories: child, emotions, family, garden,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Three Wishes
If I had three wishes and knew that they’d come true.
I’d go back in time.  There are things that I’d redo.
I wouldn’t do them...

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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, family, life, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Beak to beak
A tiny yellow bird, tiny beak,
Sits on a tiny branch
Of a big green tree,
Taps its feet, chirps, hops,
joyful, playful, circles around,
Lands on the deck post,

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Categories: bird, family, love,
Form: Free verse