Family Poems

Family Poems. Above 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 poets on 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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Premium Member Favorite Artist
Favorite Artist, 
A romantic, 
A dreamer. 
Choice for a favorite artist, 
that would be, 

I grew up in a family of seven children.
As the oldest I found myself entranced and driven.
Then, other times in a pensive mood
to be alone,...Read More
Categories: family, art, career,
Form: Free verse

Shell of a Father
Why must you make her weep?
Why must you be a sloth?
Why must you be a disgrace?
Why must you be a poison?

You may have helped give life
But do you show real love?
Do you truly value family?
Or do you just put on...Read More
Categories: anger, cry, dad, dark, family, pain,
Form: Free verse
Turkey Day
Thanksgiving is coming
Emotions run high
Happy I am
To be with family 
Stuffing our faces
of food we made to which
Anger arises
to kill our buzz
Cause of family betrayal
So forgot the past
Be happy and live
For the moment 
To be in this joyous day
full of...Read More
Categories: family, anger, happiness, happy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Thanksgiving Memory - Thanks

Back in Iowa, where my mother and several of my siblings still live,
my big family gets together for a reunion at Mom’s apartment,
using the reception area of the little place where she now resides.
Mom cooks the main dishes, the turkey,...Read More
Categories: family, thanksgiving day, together,
Form: Prose
Smile back
Smiling relatives in fading photos.
They endured, built, loved,
fought and died, for us.
Hard lives, well lived.
Smile back at them,
by remembering 
and telling the stories 
of their lives....Read More
Categories: family, appreciation, history, remember,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member The Christmas That Almost Wasnt
( The Christmas That Almost Wasnt )

Christmas was getting closer, Emma Lou was feeling sad
This year would be different, cause she wouldnt have her dad
He was far away fighting, protecting freedom for all kind
Emma Lou wiped away a tear, happiness...Read More
Categories: christmas, family,
Form: Rhyme
Chasing Dreams Is All I Have Left
He had high expectations. I was supposed to be one of his kept women. One of the many he had forced in his underground prostitution.

He realized the mistake he made

When he made an unsuccessful attempt.
At trying to force me...Read More
Categories: family, anger, anxiety, black love, bullying,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member HEAVEN
I was brought up quite religiously…
I was taught heaven was somewhere in the sky.
Where if a person was good down here on Earth, 
there was a place for them on high.

A place where we will walk among the softness of...Read More
Categories: family, happiness, heaven, inspiration,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Child is Frightened
Child too informed
What is to become of us?
A worried eight-year-old asks.

Child is frightened.
The family is a train wreck.
Every day worse than the last.

Why do adults share
Horrible possibilities
With their anxious young children?

...Read More
Categories: family, parents,
Form: Sedoka
Premium Member A Childhood Feast
( A Childhood Feast )

Remembering back to Thanksgiving, I`ll never forget those years
Back when I was ten years old, when I never had much fears
Driving over to Grandma`s house, so excited to eat some food
She always put a smile on...Read More
Categories: family, holiday, thanksgiving,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Restaurant
The Restaurant 
(55+ )

Crows eyes and acorn feet, 
What will I look like, 
When I get old?
When will that be?

Kindergarten ABC’s, 
Elementary 123’s, 
High (School) on something they call life, 
College a scam, 
Marriage demand(s)
Family, a fan, 
and then…

When will...Read More
Categories: family, 12th grade, angel, bible, confusion, gospel, grandparents,
Form: Free verse
Loki's lament and curse part 3 by Thomas Laufey
Sigyn and Angrboda know their wyrd well
Even the far seeing eye of odin 
Does even the all seeing eye have its faults?
The curse of knowledge or forgetfulness perhaps 
Angrboda is born of the blood of the volva 
She knows well...Read More
Categories: family, anger, betrayal, grief, murder, mythology,
Form: Narrative
Uncle Tree
A shrimp pond ahead. Then a carpeted road.
By the roadside mango-jamun-sal 
and coconut trees in line

All these trees, a long time ago, our old grandpa planted
He talks to trees as his offspring. 'Father,' softly they call him. 
'Uncle,' so I...Read More
Categories: 2nd grade, family,
Form: Bio
Premium Member The Bible in Appalachia
The Bible sits on the coffee table
The center of the home
As it should be, naturally,
The heart of God’s word

The Bible makes its mark on me
And every family
That has lived in this rural place
We call Appalachia

The Bible is a healing word
A...Read More
Categories: family, bible, blessing, faith, god, inspirational, jesus, love,
Form: Free verse
Through Fences AND Burglar Guards
M-My first church was Methodist
E-Episcopal, by way of African-American experiences,
T-That I may overcome African apartheid, white then black,
H-How far the LORD has brought me, for Jesus' Heart
O-Overflowing with forgiveness, understanding, fearless-favor
D-Day by day, I seek to love Him, not idly...Read More
Categories: family, africa, black african american, fear, forgiveness, freedom,
Form: Alliteration
Thanksgiving Prayer
We bow before Holy God in a Thanksgiving prayer.
In gratitude for grace gifts supplied year after year.
For clothing, food, lodging, family, and neighbors too,
In this assembly of holy silence, we worship You.

We bow before Holy God in a Thanksgiving entreat.
Commonplace...Read More
Categories: family, blessing, caregiving, prayer, thanksgiving, thanksgiving day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Anorakorama
The Flashing Blade
Mister Ed
Bagpuss and Hector's House.

The Double Deckers
The Herbs and Dangermouse.

Out Of Town
Jackanory and
Thunderbirds (Are Go!)

The Tomorrow People
Catweazle and
The Tomfoolery Show.  (What do you mean, you don't remember this??...OK..substitute The Phil Silvers' Show then..)

The Flaxton Boys
The Prisoner and
The...Read More
Categories: family, memory,
Form: Rhyme
I thought I was free
You held me down like gravity
Blaming me for everything 
You bought flowers to say sorry 
Id forgive you everytime 

When did you forgive me ? 
Never ever have you ever forgiven me 
Love is not a game 
And now you...Read More
Categories: childhood, crazy, family, spoken word,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Little Man's Eyes
I see it, little one ...
In the magic of your eyes -
'Tis the world, blooming wondrous!
Bright, dazzling dreams of a midday meadow,
A softened sweep of butterfly wings, azure-bound,
The warm, wobbly mud of a May puddle,
And a kiss, stolen from your...Read More
Categories: appreciation, childhood, family, life, metaphor, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
The Man
As he comes in from the hustle and bustle of the worlds ups and downs
Desiring to be greeted with a smile not a frown

He could be out sleeping with every skirt that passes by
He realized that you are the "Apple...Read More
Categories: family, anniversary, appreciation, black african american, black love,
Form: ABC
Giving Of Thanks
Both family and friends have arrived, and it's easy to tell that all is well.                         ...Read More
Categories: christian, family, god, thanksgiving, thanksgiving day,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Family Thanks 1958
The feet of twenty cousins were trampling and pounding the floor
As my Aunt Pearl's house trembled and suddenly became smaller.
We were racing with the games of 'who could find who' behind the door
While munchkin toddlers all dressed up waddled or...Read More
Categories: blessing, celebration, family, friendship love, happy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Gather Round The Table
( Gather Round The Table )

The turkey smells scrumptious, the aroma fills the house
Aunt Lori dropped the pumpkin pie, and got some on her blouse
The kids run through the hallways, playing hide and seek
Grandpa Joe was drunk again, staggering on...Read More
Categories: family, holiday, thanksgiving,
Form: Rhyme
Father's Logical Thinking
I tried to tell me young bloke about the job behind a ‘barrer’,
and I’ll admit it’s hard to keep him on the straight and ‘narrer’.
It’s not that I have the coppers bashing down our flamin’ door,
but he always takes the...Read More
Categories: family, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Thank You, on one knee
Thank You, on one knee

I fall before you, first thing. 
Otherwise, why get up?
The world has turned to mush. 
Upside down cake that burned.
Too long in the oven. 
Frogs, warmed up in a pot…slowly. 

I fall before  You.

Prayers...Read More
Categories: family, america, christian, courage, creation, devotion, endurance, god,
Form: Free verse