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Family Poems | Examples of Family Poetry

Family Poems. Below are examples of beautiful Poems about families, relatives, and the bonds they share. This list of family poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. When the husband, wife, kids and other family members make an effort to notice and acknowledge each other's good qualities, the family unit flourishes. However, families can also experience severe problems which often leads to a poet expressing emotions about these strained relationships. Still, you may be able to relate to these beautiful poems about families and relatives whether you have a traditional, extended, or stepfamily. Read all types of family poems and share these poems with the ones you love.

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List of Family Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Clean Glasses Daniel Hunter Free verse devotion, family, mother,
Grandma Twig Clark Rhyme childhood, family, funny, grandmother,
Premium Member Poem Choose Your Family Wisely Caren Krutsinger Free verse family,
Words to the Olympian Chisala Kataya Free verse family, beautiful, bereavement, death, deep,
Premium Member Poem THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS Line Gauthier Sonnet appreciation, autumn, family, home,
Premium Member Poem FAMILY ANGST Vickie Thayer Imagism betrayal, family,
Pearl's Kitchen Yolanda Scott Rhyme family, blessing, childhood, culture, dedication,
Hanging Around Rhona McFerran Free verse childhood, family, humor, humorous,
Hand-Me-Downs Rhona McFerran Free verse character, family, growing up,
Brainstorm, Loving Togy curtis johnson Free verse family, forgiveness, friendship, love,

God blessing is daughter
by Mohit Rohilla
From the receipt of girl-gems
I m happyness in life
By the arrival of the little bud
As much as the shadow greenish in the garden
Every flower of...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family,

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Temperamental
by Jack Ellison


My family is temperamental... half temper... half mental
Some days both apply, but I try not to be judgemental
We should all try to get along
Help relief...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family,

A Poem For My Grandma
by Nick Trim
Today the angels called your name,
they called to you, and took all your pain,
leaving you with only peace,
tonight you sleep where the angels be....

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, family, sad,

Parmer
by Jimmy Coker
To cross him was ill advised;
No bigger a man on this earth ever lived.
Storyteller, hunter, fisherman and farmer,
known to all simply as Parmer.

His days were...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, family,

Pollie
by Jimmy Coker
Pollie 

Genealogy is sociology and science.
The long dead hide away in silence.
Searching long hours to find a person 
who is found in a moment so...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family,

Holbert
by Jimmy Coker
Holbert 

Brogans and overalls by Lee;
Making cotton baskets ‘neath a white oak tree.
A grandfather I never really knew 
that smoked Prince Albert; it was tried...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, beautiful, character, family,

In plain view
by Vegter Papyrus
In plain view

she stands assisted by her walker, 
last in line at the Salvation Army for others, 
a way age allows her to help virile...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family, irony,

Think of the Children
by Rhona McFerran
Little faces upturned, watching.
Their childish prattle gives
a sense of security to us,
thinking that they are too young
to see or understand.

We are mistaken.

Their youth and innocence
are...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: childhood, family, growth, innocence,

Family
by Colette Dright
Family is Togetherness -
Where there is hardship, struggle and heartbreak - There is Family
Where there is sorrow, tears and disappointment - There is Family
Where there...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, family, together,

It's Halloween
by Bette Bavington
Grandma, look I am flying on your broom.
Where would you be going on such a fine 
Afternoon?
Be careful that's an heirloom.
To your bedroom
To get my...

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Villanelle | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, confidence, family, fantasy,

Game over
by SillyToy Boys
I burst through my kitchen door knocking down my mother in the process and said "outta the way loser".

I went down to my gamer cave...

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Jueju | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family, allegory, analogy, boy, dad,

RIP Grandmother
by Matt Forshay
She looks so frail and fragile.
Really she’s barely alive.
Ninety six years old and she still gives death a battle.
It makes me admire her never ending...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, death, deep, family,

ON OTHER'S SHOULDERS
by Jim Yerman
He cannot answer how tall he is
no matter how much we implore me…
for he proudly stand on the shoulders 
of all those who came before...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family, inspiration,

A Mother's Love
by Kristen Bailey
A  is how she's always there for us

M is for moments that we share
O is for owies that she doctors
T is for thousands of...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, birthday, family, meaningful,

Broken english
by Tiffany Herrera
His broken english is nothing to be made fun of , it is not broken language but rhythmic music 
The courage for him to adapt...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family, appreciation, art, beautiful, beauty,

Dance And Dine
by curtis johnson
Two days prior, he had been blessed with fresh insight about the goings on in his life, and now, here he was on a Monday...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, change, emotions, family,

Patience
by JP Thomas
patience! 
a virtue 
of souls 
young and old 

patience!
personified.....
what a sight to behold

...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cheer up, earth, family,

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In Such Intense Flames, An Eternity May Be Born
by Robert Lindley
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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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, art, care, family,

ROOTED
by Jim Yerman
He returned, 
after many years, 
to sit under the oak tree 
near the house 
where he once dwelled

and smiled 

when he realized
he was rooted there...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family, tree,

Chosen : ode to unforgotten soil
by JP Thomas
I was the lucky one
The apple of his eye
He chose me to walk with him
The memories will never die

Two brothers older, two sisters younger
And I...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, childhood, deep, family,