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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.


Premium Member Times Change
The world has been changing since I was young,
That is, in about the 1950s,
I would not recognise a classroom now,
Since technology became prominent,
Family dynamics are...

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: age, change, children, freedom,



Premium Member Changes
I will return to my old roots,
That lie back on the Darling Downs.
I was brought up there long ago:
Warwick was my family home,
I will go...

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: change, growing up, home,

We're Just Brown
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
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
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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© Jeff Reed  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: family,



In Support of a Kenyan Teacher


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

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
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
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
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 Member Sestina
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 Member My Mother Jean, A Maverick
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
Family Affairs 

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



...

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Categories: family,

Premium Member MIRACLE AT DAWN
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 Member Inner Child
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,