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Family Sestina Poems

These Family Sestina poems are examples of Sestina poems about Family. These are the best examples of Sestina Family poems written by international poets.


We're Just Brown by Zachary Gilstrap
Grandma’s brown knuckles crinkled 
As she gently peeled the heirloom 
Potatoes, discarding the brown-
Skinned strips into the garbage
Bin. She was at home here, alive 
And...

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Categories: grandmother,

The Mystery Of Love by Aliza Kashmala Kiran
The Mystery Of Love
I haven't wrote a poem
since the day he left 
My words don't sound the same anymore ,
but still I write,
there's no reason...

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Categories: i love you, lost



Sestina for a Forgotten Cousin Midget by Jeff Reed
Sestina for a Forgotten Cousin Midget

Kids are midgets
Like gnats, infested around the water
Melons buried in ice
Moms mixing up grape and lime Kool-Aid
Smoke smolders from reddened...

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Categories: family,

In Support of a Kenyan Teacher by Kilalo Mwashighadi


In this land we had a President teacher
So was our nice neighbour next door
A fertile ground to hold holy such a duty
An easy guess :...

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Categories: africa, career, change, class,

Unsung - A Sestina by Paddi March

My brother, Lincoln Beachey, made my life a wonder,
Mother's eyes were full of him and loved how he was bold	
I was the shadow elder son...

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Categories: brother, celebrity, courage, dream,

Window by Terry-Ann Coley
The father has left the family, 
To chart new territories somewhere 
So the mother looks to God for strength 
To bring up her little girl...

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Categories: family,

A Boatful of Hope by Adam Adhistian
Day has sunk and the old fisherman, like a well-trained athlete, rows his rugged boat.
Defying starry night's turbulent waves,
It cruises seaward, smooth and swift, like...

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Categories: boat, daughter, family, father,

The Little Prince of Our House by Noel Villarosa
Our excitement to have you in our life
That you deserve a regal retreat inside our house
This once dark room spruced up with chic bedroom

With soaring...

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Categories: child, family, home, inspirational,

Premium MemberSestina by Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick
Quite often it seems we tell kids, it’s best to be first
They sign up for fun; parents, it seems, for the fame
Whether it’s academics or...

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Categories: childhood, family, children, introspection,

Premium MemberMy Mother Jean, A Maverick by Andrea Dietrich
Alberta “Jean,” the different one was she
since her birth and among her family.
This redhead born of parents with dark hair
had felt herself an odd plain...

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Categories: faith, home, mother, red,

family affair by jan oskar hansen
Family Affairs 

Uxorious 
Devotion to wife 
Dotingly
Submissive 
Sounds like a serious offence 
In the dictionary 



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Categories: family,

MIRACLE AT DAWN by Andrew Crisci
No mother would fill up her eyes with tears of woman...
if it weren't for God performing a miracle at dawn,
as she cried out in joy...

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Categories: caregiving, childhood, confusion, daughter,

Premium MemberInner Child by Paula Swanson
In the unrestrained laughter of children,
is the exalted, purity of joy.
Just seeing that first Crocus of the Spring
or kittens, their antics, exuberant.
You can't help but...

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Categories: animals, childhood, family, happiness,

"Reflections of the Season's Tomorrows" by Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
Reflections of the Season’s Tomorrows

Wondering how long before tomorrow.
Watching the door every time someone passed.
Trembling hands reached out for a moments joy. 
Her rosy cheeks...

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Categories: family, happiness, life, love,

Angellic Joy! by Sneha Agarwal
Sweet were those childhood times
No worries no fear, just a carefree life
Mother’s lap seemed the treasure of world
Rejoicing each day with heartfelt joy
Happiness needed no...

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Categories: children, happiness, lifechild, life,

Premium MemberThe UPbeat... by Debbie Guzzi
Before there was a word, 
there was a loneliness
within the pin pricked night.
Waves of vibrations, sound,
coalescent’s gestate.
Planets were birthed with souls.

There was only the soul
and...

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Categories: devotion, faith, family, holiday,

Opposites Attract But We Are Not Magnets (Sestina) by Kelly Doyle
Like East and West you rose when I fell,
was that all we ever were?
Two poles that tried our best to,
with smiles like puddles, fit together...

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Categories: lost lovelost, lost, rose,

Premium MemberIdella's Gift by Debbie Guzzi
There are smells and sights and tastes which always remind 
of Grandma with her rows of flowers bright,
the red of poppy the gladiolas white, the...

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Categories: caregiving, childhood, family, introspection,

Premium MemberThe Maid, the Magpie and the Mirror by Debbie Guzzi
Gazing, at its own reflection is the Magpie.
A magic bird, a mystical creature, with a soul
and the power to see things, the power of scrying.
It...

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Categories: adventure, allegory, bird, death,

A Daughter's Sestina by Green Leaf
In the company of a mouthful of silence, 
I resort to chattering with the wind; 
Whose carefree fingers grace the freezing leaves, 
That once were...

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Categories: daughter, dedication, family, father,