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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 Missing Family
Missing Family

Today I planted seedlings with my hand
In springtime's youth and wish to watch them bloom,
As verdant leaves now grow across the land,
In hopes the...

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Categories: family, lonely, longing, love,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Where The Sycamore Grew
The sun-yellow house seems smaller somehow,
seeing it now with time-worn eyes...

The street seems narrower, and the trees have grown..
and where once open fields spanned both...

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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
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

Latched...

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Categories: childhood, family, mother, son,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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
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
She...

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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
a ROSE for RITA
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
Premium Member A DRUNK DRIVERS GUILT
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: Rhyme
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,
Agitated,...

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Categories: bird, family, love,
Form: Free verse
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 Crushed
Look past
the faded little girl    braids and bows 
in a       polaroid picture
buttery yellow skirt 
curtsying ...

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Categories: daughter, death, family, memory,
Form: Free verse
Letting Go
Their lives begin, that special day
Your hardest job, is on the way.
Walking and pacing, all night long
Knowing that one day, they’ll be strong.

Watching them crawl,...

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Categories: family, life, teen, timeparents,
Form: Rhyme
I Need Your Help Daddy
I’m tired
I’m Physically and Emotionally tired
I don’t want to be the strong one anymore
I can’t this time
I don’t know what to do Daddy
I need your...

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Categories: family, absence, angst, cry, dad,
Form: Elegy