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Family Tanka Poems

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



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Categories: baseball, dedication, fun, jealousy,

Premium Member Haiku 1
The Original Sin: Rhyming Haiku!
should never rhyme:
it’s a crime!
?Michael R. Burch
The herons stand,
sentry-like, at attention ...
rigid observers of some unknown command.
?Michael R. Burch

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Categories: tanka, family, heart, love, mother

Better Enemy
There is no better enemy than ones’ loving family and friends
For it is they who know all the ifs' and where your troubles begin
No need...

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© Niyna Che  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: betrayal, family, friend, humorous,

Premium Member simply father

life simply loving
steadfast hands hold children tight
through bruises and smiles
cry a river then rainbows
humble your time as father

written 8-24-2019
copy right protected

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Categories: family, father, love,

Premium Member Roots
like a tree whose roots
are deep within the earths soil-
humans are as well.
we are born from mother earth-
one day we will all return


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Categories: family, life, nature, philosophy,

I Cry For My Sister
...................................{Man's Forsaken Earth} 

Angels cry for my Sister for she grieves from beyond meaning. 
Witnesses of "the-monsters-of-the-minds" constant scheming. 
Monsters forged from memories etched during...

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© Niyna Che  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angel, baby, birth, care,

Premium Member Bowling
Full car alley bound
Rivalrous family fun
Two touching lanes booked
Helped all with shoes and ball weight
Cheered good throws, soothed gutter rolls
Enjoyed fun-filled exercise
Family memories scored

March 19,...

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Categories: family, fun, memory, sports,

Premium Member - Time - OTTOANKA CHALLENGE -


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Categories: destiny, emotions, family, father,

Premium Member No Ordinary Angels
Somber gray clouds float

Northwesterly with speed

Limbs dance, shiver, rest

Her birth like this winter day

Poverty, dysfunction reigned

No ordinary

Angels just humans on earth

Adopt this small child

Sunlight floods...

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Categories: child, family,

Angels Crying
Children now crying
In lockup at border camp
Waiting for mothers
No Christmas presents for them
Angles looking down crying...

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Categories: angel, children, family,

Premium Member TINA and DOLL

           TINA and DOLL           ...

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Categories: child, childhood,

Premium Member Cypress Palette
Golden thread cypress, 
Your personality, bright; 
Bush of the suns’ rays.  
Family resemblance, seen 
In shades of yellow and green.

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Categories: beauty, earth, environment, inspiration,

Roses - Their Gift
roses... silent words
words of love and thanks... their gift
violets agree
shame they both have to be picked
so their voices can be heard


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Categories: rose, thank you, thanks,

School Shooting In Texas
  Another shooting
more innocent children dead
  guns for everyone
more families left grieving
  NRA now lobbying...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,

Secret Santa
Family gather
At the dining-table
With paper and pen
To write the families names
Then each pick a name from the hat...

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Categories: family,