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Family laying in a circle on the floor

49 Family Poems For Your Loved Ones

Inside: Family is family. And that’s all you have to say about that. These family poems will help everyone understand just how important they are to you. 

Your family plays a major role regardless of how much or how little they are truly involved in your life. Maybe you have the kind of family that really commits to being the super family type, and everyone is deeply involved in each other’s lives, or maybe you all kind of do your own thing and hardly interact.

Either way, they’re your family and there’s probably a lot that you could say about them…

Why not say it in poem form?

If you’re lucky enough to have a strong family that loves to be together and be involved with each other, you really have something special. My sisters are my best friends and I couldn’t imagine life without them, and my parents are my truest support system.

Family really is everything, so if you want to honor your family, here are some family poems to express that to the ones closest to you.

Family playing with toys on the floor

It can be hard to come by poetry that really clicks with the way that we feel about our loved ones. Reading someone else’s words and trying to place your own thoughts and feelings in it can be tricky, but I think there are some pretty solid family poems in this post that you should find some that really tell the people in your life how much you love them and how you value your specific family dynamic.

No two families are the same— even if the structure is similar, all of the personalities are going to be different and that’s where some of the biggest dynamics of family start to factor in. Which is why we have a family poem selection for whatever makeup your tribe is.

Your family is unique, and that’s beautiful. From your greatest grandparents to your parents to the smallest grandchild, there’s something so beautiful about family and how you all love each other regardless of all the craziness that is inevitably involved in your family dynamic.

Here are some poems to help you explain just how much they mean to you.

How To Use These Poems

Poetry can be used so many ways, including in speeches and in cards.

Both of my grandmothers are of the type that every holiday I get a card from them with the Hallmark poem on the front about how special a granddaughter is. I don’t do it enough, but when I think about them I like to try to send one back to them, talking about how special a grandmother is.

I might change it up this time, sending a handwritten card with one of these poems on it. It’s just so sweet to see it personally written, even if I didn’t personally write it. They’re going to love it.

Birthday cards to my mother or an “I miss you” card to my father, there’s never a time when your parents or grandparents wouldn’t love to hear from you, and a little poem will always make it so fun and special.

At the next family gathering or Sunday family dinner, it might be nice to change it up a little bit and add a toast to family and what they mean to you. It might be silly and lighthearted or it might be a little bit deeper, but either way, family means a lot to everyone in some way, so it might be pretty special to hear it in front of everyone.

Family Poems

We all love our families, and sometimes we need a little bit of a reminder of just how much. These family poems inspire you to feel the love for those loved ones around you.

1. I Love My Family So Much.

To be a part of a family like mine
is so divine
where love is shown
hurt is shared
our love for each other is never impaired

we talk
we laugh
we cry
but we are a family
and we do it all together
for as a family
we do it all as one

you hurt one
you hurt all
and as a family unit
we will all stand tall
for we are family
a family full of strength
a family full of love
a family no one can touch
that’s why I love my family so much.

Mahfooz Ali

Parents hugging their two boys

2. The Stick-Together Families

The stick-together families are happier by far
Than the brothers and the sisters who take separate highways are.
The gladdest people living are the wholesome folks who make
A circle at the fireside that no power but death can break.
And the finest of conventions ever held beneath the sun
Are the little family gatherings when the busy day is done.

There are rich folk, there are poor folk, who imagine they are wise,
And they’re very quick to shatter all the little family ties.
Each goes searching after pleasure in his own selected way,
Each with strangers likes to wander, and with strangers likes to play.
But it’s bitterness they harvest, and it’s empty joy they find,
For the children that are wisest are the stick-together kind.

There are some who seem to fancy that for gladness they must roam,
That for smiles that are the brightest they must wander far from home.
That the strange friend is the true friend, and they travel far astray
they waste their lives in striving for a joy that’s far away,
But the gladdest sort of people, when the busy day is done,
Are the brothers and the sisters who together share their fun.

It’s the stick-together family that wins the joys of earth,
That hears the sweetest music and that finds the finest mirth;
It’s the old home roof that shelters all the charm that life can give;
There you find the gladdest play-ground, there the happiest spot to live.
And, O weary, wandering brother, if contentment you would win,
Come you back unto the fireside and be comrade with your kin.

Edgar Guest

3. The Idea Of Ancestry Poem

Taped to the wall of my cell are 47 pictures: 47 black
faces: my father, mother, grandmothers (1 dead) , grand-
fathers (both dead) , brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts,
cousins (1st and 2nd) , nieces, and nephews.They stare
across the space at me sprawling on my bunk.I know
their dark eyes, they know mine.I know their style,
they know mine.I am all of them, they are all of me;
they are farmers, I am a thief, I am me, they are thee.

I have at one time or another been in love with my mother,
1 grandmother, 2 sisters, 2 aunts (1 went to the asylum) ,
and 5 cousins.I am now in love with a 7-yr-old niece
(she sends me letters in large block print, and
her picture is the only one that smiles at me) .

I have the same name as 1 grandfather, 3 cousins, 3 nephews,
and 1 uncle. The uncle disappeared when he was 15, just took
off and caught a freight (they say) .He’s discussed each year
when the family has a reunion, he causes uneasiness in
the clan, he is an empty space.My father’s mother, who is 93
and who keeps the Family Bible with everbody’s birth dates
(and death dates) in it, always mentions him.There is no
place in her Bible for ‘whereabouts unknown.’

Etheridge Knight

4. A Snowflake Falls

One night I saw a snowflake fall.
Past memories it did recall.

And as the snow fell to the ground,
So quietly without a sound,

I watched until a blanket made,
To glistening white – brown earth did fade.

An untouched cover until the dawn.
The sun arose; it was soon gone.

I thought of friendships in the past.
Seemed perfect though they did not last.

And family ties once meant so much,
Now rarely do we keep in touch.

So quickly life can take a turn,
Yet slowly we do seem to learn.

So many things in life can change
And suddenly be rearranged.

In our slumber while we do sleep,
For granted blessings thought to keep,

For same as night does turn to morn,
An untouched blanket can get torn,

The things that we have overlooked,
Ignored, rejected or mistook,

As melted snow does turn to slush,
Relationships can turn to dust.

So this year for the holiday,
Praise God for blessings given today.

Don’t take for granted they’ll remain,
That life forever will be the same.

Let’s be the most that we can be,
For all our friends and family.

Unlike the snowflake on the ground,
Let’s keep in touch and stay around.

Ruth Adams

5. Family Love Forever Poem

Have u ever thought actually
What it would be like, without a family.

Family is the only one,
Where one experiences best of fun.
Family is an elegant necklace,
Whose bond may appear broken
But deep inside, their hearts are still one.

When the unwanted sorrows seem longer than a mile,
Your dear old family makes you smile.

When because of a mistake no event
Works out for your sake.
When life refuses to mend
There comes a sharp bend,
Family gives necessary amends,
To the family all worries can be sent.

In a fraction of time,
Your sorrows will leave
It may sound absurd
But you’ve got to believe.

Wherever you may be,
You belong to the pack.
And to them you can always go back.

.Pd. is here

6. [Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome]

Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome
Has many sonnets: so here now shall be
One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me
To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;
Whose service is my special dignity,
And she my loadstar while I go and come.
And so because you love me, and because
I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honoured name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.

Christina Rossetti

7. Mother to Son

Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps
’Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now—
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

Langston Hughes

8. Family Comes Together Poem

Family comes together
For always and forever
In sickness and in health
In poverty or in wealth
Family comes together
For always and forever
Without any reason
Anytime or any season
Family comes together
For always and forever
In death or in life
In happiness or in strife
Family comes together
For always and forever
In anger or in kindness
Whether all seeing or in blindness
Family comes together
For always and forever
Whether for work or for play
They somehow find a way
For family to come together
Because families are forever

Glaedr the poet

9. To My Sister Poem

It is the first mild day of March:
Each minute sweeter than before
The redbreast sings from the tall larch
That stands beside our door.

There is a blessing in the air,
Which seems a sense of joy to yield
To the bare trees, and mountains bare,
And grass in the green field.

My sister! (’tis a wish of mine)
Now that our morning meal is done,
Make haste, your morning task resign;
Come forth and feel the sun.

Edward will come with you;–and, pray,
Put on with speed your woodland dress;
And bring no book: for this one day
We’ll give to idleness.

No joyless forms shall regulate
Our living calendar:
We from to-day, my Friend, will date
The opening of the year.

Love, now a universal birth,
From heart to heart is stealing,
From earth to man, from man to earth:
–It is the hour of feeling.

One moment now may give us more
Than years of toiling reason:
Our minds shall drink at every pore
The spirit of the season.

Some silent laws our hearts will make,
Which they shall long obey:
We for the year to come may take
Our temper from to-day.

And from the blessed power that rolls
About, below, above,
We’ll frame the measure of our souls:
They shall be tuned to love.

Then come, my Sister! come, I pray,
With speed put on your woodland dress;
And bring no book: for this one day
We’ll give to idleness.

William Wordsworth

10. Family Court

One would be in less danger
From the wiles of a stranger
If one’s own kin and kith
Were more fun to be with.

Ogden Nash


11. What Family Means To Me

What family means to me is more
Than mere words can convey.
It’s been the basis for my life
And how I’ve faced each day.

The nurturing of Mom and Dad
From birth to puberty
Instilled in me a sense of worth
And love for family.

The holiday festivities
The picnics in the park
The campouts by the river
And my Mother’s prayers at dark
Are just a few examples
From my childhood memories
That show the warmth of family
And what they’ve meant to me.

The close knit love of siblings
With my parents’ T.L.C.
Has made me know and feel the warmth
That bonds a family.

Marilyn R. Barfield

12. Pokeberries

I started out in the Virginia mountains
with my grandma’s pansy bed
and my Aunt Maud’s dandelion wine.
We lived on greens and back-fat and biscuits.
My Aunt Maud scrubbed right through the linoleum.
My daddy was a Northerner who played drums
and chewed tobacco and gambled.
He married my mama on the rebound.
Who would want an ignorant hill girl with red hair?
They took a Pullman up to Indianapolis
and someone stole my daddy’s wallet.
My whole life has been stained with pokeberries.
No man seemed right for me. I was awkward
until I found a good wood-burning stove.
There is no use asking what it means.
With my first piece of ready cash I bought my own
place in Vermont; kerosene lamps, dirt road.
I’m sticking here like a porcupine up a tree.
Like the one our neighbor shot. Its bones and skin
hung there for three years in the orchard.
No amount of knowledge can shake my grandma out of me;
or my Aunt Maud; or my mama, who didn’t just bite an apple
with her big white teeth. She split it in two.

Ruth Stone

13. This Be The Verse

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.

Phillip Larkin

Family dinner outside

14. The Blessings Of A Big Family

The blessings of a big family
are only seen by a few
A few of the chosen ones
that God has given this blessing too

The blessings are so numerous
it’s hard to even start
to number or to name them but
they all hold a place in the heart

The heart of every person in a
big family is unique
it’s uniqueness makes us special
and should not be critiqued

The memories that are made
are more precious than gold
from babies to weddings
from young and to old

From grandparents to grandchildren
and everyone in between
the many special relationships that are built
and could have never been foreseen

Thank you God
for my big family I will treasure
through the good times and bad
the memories could not be measured

Thank you God
for birthdays, simple get-togethers and even the tears
for I pray that these blessings
last many, many more years

To have a big family
can be a lot of work, not just play
but life is too short

Jennifer L. Sylvester

15. Human Family

I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.

Some declare their lives are lived
as true profundity,
and others claim they really live
the real reality.

The variety of our skin tones
can confuse, bemuse, delight,
brown and pink and beige and purple,
tan and blue and white.

I’ve sailed upon the seven seas
and stopped in every land,
I’ve seen the wonders of the world
not yet one common man.

I know ten thousand women
called Jane and Mary Jane,
but I’ve not seen any two
who really were the same.

Mirror twins are different
although their features jibe,
and lovers think quite different thoughts
while lying side by side.

We love and lose in China,
we weep on England’s moors,
and laugh and moan in Guinea,
and thrive on Spanish shores.

We seek success in Finland,
are born and die in Maine.
In minor ways we differ,
in major we’re the same.

I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

Maya Angelou

16. Different Meanings Of Family

To some, family means mom, dad and the kids.
To others, family means single parents doing the job of two to make a home.
To some, family means living with grandparents too.
To others, family is the aunt or uncle who has stepped up to fill in for parents.
To some, family means two moms or two dads growing a family together.
To others, family means two people multiplying their love through adoption.
To some, family is limited to blood relations.
To others, family includes friends who are there through thick and thin.
To some, family is all about the people in their lives.
To others, pets are considered family members too.
Yes, family means different things to different people,
But every family has one thing in common, and that’s love.

Kelly Roper

17. Treasured Gift

A cherished gift
Your family’s love
A gift to me
From God above

Embraced my life
With open arms
I feel so safe
Away from harm

You make me feel
Like I belong
A strange emotion
Once thought gone

Your family’s trust
I’ll always keep
Your family’s love
I’ll treasure deep

Margaret A. Raikowski

18. My Dad

Ever since I was little you were right by my side.
Even though it may not always have been the right decision you were always along for the ride.
I never realized how important you were to me until I left home.
Now my eyes light up every time that you call my phone.

You and mom were so young when I came.
I can’t even imagine how things must have changed.
You weren’t like other young dads who get up and walk out.
You stayed by our side without a doubt.

I am so much like you in everything that you do.
I have always been like that even as a little girl too.
I remember getting up early and going to work with you all day.
No matter how boring it was with you I would stay.

It sucks that it took moving out to see how much you meant to me.
It’s amazing how much it made me open my eyes and see.
If anything ever happened to you I don’t know what I would do.
How I truly feel is one thing I have never told you.

All little kids have that one person they look up to.
That one person that can do no wrong no matter what they do.
You are my hero and you always have been.
Not only are you my dad but my best friend.


19. Family Reunion

Not enough hours in the day, we often say
we watch as the business of life allows time slip away.

Before we know days turn to months and months into years,
Time is mapped with laughter and cheers,
the long road sometimes landmarked with sadness and tears.

Elders pass and children grow,
has it been that long we ask, where does the time go?

Not every chance to gather is taken.
“We’ll see them next time” we say and hope we’re not mistaken.

A chance like now comes once in a lifetime it seems,
when the bright light of family is nurtured and beams,
there will be laughter and time to reminisce
we will all be proud this is a chance we did not miss.

Ryan Guerrero

20. Our Poem Hunter Family Poem

Beauty is seen daily in poetic duty every day,
Cutie is our Poem Hunter Family all here say.

Far across the globe poets unite here to write,
Daily poem of the day to readers does delight.

We unite for love, for peace and for more bliss,
We write poems from spirit we all do not miss.

World is our lovely family here we truly feel,
Poem Hunter supports and encourages our zeal.

We are souls we are affectionate children of God,
Brotherhood is our identity before father we nod.

Universal truth we accept, poetry is power of mind,
Poem Hunter is our nice home, editors are very kind.

Poem Hunter is our empire, God is emperor to rule,
Selflessly we serve here, poems keep mind cool.

School this empire is to learn, we eagerly agree,
Poems are our golden flowers in this lovely tree.

Thank you dear Poem Hunter deeply we do thank,
Our lovely poems you treasure in your poem bank.

Thank you dear fellow poets for beautiful reviews,
We thank God for his grace, right path we choose.

Kumarmani Mahakul

Poetry About Family

21. All In A Family Way Poem

My banks are all furnished with rags,
So thick, even Freddy can’t thin ’em;
I’ve torn up my old money-bags,
Having little or nought to put in ’em.
My tradesman are smashing by dozens,
But this is all nothing, they say;
For bankrupts, since Adam, are cousins,
So, it’s all in the family way.

My Debt not a penny takes from me,
As sages the matter explain; –
Bob owes it to Tom and then Tommy
Just owes it to Bob back again.
Since all have thus taken to owing,
There’s nobody left that can pay;
And this is the way to keep going, –
All quite in the family way.

My senators vote away millions,
To put in Prosperity’s budget;
And though it were billions or trillions,
The generous rogues wouldn’t grudge it.
‘Tis all but a family hop,
‘Twas Pitt began dancing the hay;
Hands round! – why the deuce should we stop?
‘Tis all in the family way.

My labourers used to eat mutton,
As any great man of the State does;
And now the poor devils are put on
Small rations of tea and potatoes.
But cheer up John, Sawney and Paddy,
The King is your father, they say;
So ev’n if you starve for your Daddy,
‘Tis all in the family way.

My rich manufacturers tumble,
My poor ones have nothing to chew;
And, even if themselves do not grumble,
Their stomachs undoubtedly do.
But coolly to fast en famille,
Is as good for the soul as to pray;
And famine itself is genteel,
When one starves in a family way.

I have found out a secret for Freddy,
A secret for next Budget day;
Though, perhaps he may know it already,
As he, too, ‘s a sage in his way.
When next for the Treasury scene he
Announces ‘the Devil to pay’,
Let him write on the bills, ‘Nota bene,
‘Tis all in the family way.’

Thomas Moore

22. Divine Family Poem

Family is a familiar word, everybody does know,
It is a set of relation, can you say no?
The set is just combination of children and parent,
There members of households and relatives are inherent.

It means to group of person closely related by blood,
It includes parents, children, uncle and aunts in one clod.
Family also means to group of things those are alike,
It is too all the descendants of one lineage like.

There are many types of families in human society,
Some are Nuclear family, Single parent family of humanity.
Childless and Step family are there with Extended family,
Family members dwell with love in a family happily.

In a family there is love affection and sacrifice,
Many members are tagged in one mess or in rice.
There is a member, who is head of family and mentor,
The other members obey him or her as a centre.

He or she is merciful, helpful and is meritorious,
Health and education he or she maintains continuous.
All family members engross their effort here,
All are benevolent, affectionate near and dear.

Almost families have worship room in dwelling place,
Prayer to God or meditation goes on in calm pace.
It is divine family where peace and purity are always,
Here truth, nonviolence and bliss rule over hallways.

Kumarmani Mahakul

23. Family And Friends

To all my family and friends,
from whom I hear from
now and then,
Just wanted to say
that I love you
each and everyday.
You fill my heart
with love and laughter
and without that
nothing else matters,
and all the things
that we’ve been through,
would mean nothing
if I didn’t have you.
So please take my hand
and together
let’s make a stand,
to form a bond of love
with the help from above,
and not let little things
get in the way,
because we may not have another day,
to tell that person
I love you,
which we may regret
in some way.
Please know that
you’re in my heart,
and will stay that way
and never part.
Just wanted to say,
that I love you
and I hope you love me too.

Joy Flake

24. The Thing About Family…

The thing about family is,
You may not always like them,
But you’re always going to love them.
It just might take a little while sometimes
To remember that.

Kelly Roper

25. In My Father’s Shoes ‘ Poem

The lamp of the bright life had darkened.
When my father life was taken by God.
It was the darkest moment ever
experienced by my mother and family.

We are family of ten. I am the eldest.
That time I was twenty years of age.
A new graduate and has no job yet.
My mother’s teary, query eyes was on me.

I saw in her eyes what she meant
sickly diabetic mother, ten children
with five years old as the youngest.
Thats a lot to feed in one day and on.

I was dumbstruck. Like in a black cloak
on my face with small hole to peep.
I have to visualize the future. Survival
I have to toil and family to take care of.

In storm of life we are in. We should get out.
I step up, step in to my father’s shoes.
And walk to search the sunshine of hope.
Then I took the road across the ocean.

From east, to west end road sunshine I found.
At that side of the world I got the decent job.
Earnings, enough to pay my mother’s
health bills and family expenses.

Finally time came, self sacrifices paid off.
My brothers and sisters finished college.
Load to my shoulders time to unload
That’s I think of, but I can’t.

Poverty in my native land, social cancer of sort.
Still I have to run, carry the load to bear.
To take the shoes off? Nay. Still to wear, support.
I have conscience, a heart, I care.

Ency Bearis

26. Sweet Family Of Divine Grace Poem

Twisting back to time old memory we see,
Love builds heaven at home love is the key.

Sea of emotion floats in waves of joy light,
Father is in first from left is root of us right.

Bright future shines again by Divine’s grace,
Deep thought and meditation make bright face.

Family, family, this world is family of love,
Freedom getting in freedom flies high dove.

All elements of universe have gathered sure,
A Divine Family has wisdom of God is pure.

From grandparents and parents children learn,
All become great when righteousness they earn.

Right vision, right mission everything is right,
Divine sweetness sprinkles over all bliss light.

Youth turns to old age children become young,
Young becomes old, but God’s glory is sung.

Necklace of family is mother children do know,
Mother guides, in middle father medal does show.

Eternal father remembers his children are sweet,
Sweet family greets hearing radio song we meet.

Sweet family of Divine Grace dazzles in a frame,
Same family passing through change reaches aim.

God gives us peace and through love we feel bliss,
This is our fortune in Earth, his name we never miss.

Kumarmani Mahakul

A deeply rooted tree

27. Family Tree

It seems strange to me
That a family tree is drawn from the top of the page.
Instead, draw mine with roots deeply planted in firm ground
Like forefathers, whose stories retold,
Nourish us.
Draw the trunk giving support and power,
Strongly branching out
So that young shoots can reach high
And buds,
Some yet unfurled,
May catch dreams in sunlight.

Alison Jean Thomas

28. My Family Poem

My family will forever be in my heart,
My sister’s mean the world to me,
More than life,
All I ever wanted was a complete family,
To have a mother whom I never met,
My family will always remain who they are in my heart and soul,
My family is more important than my friends and my lover,
Family will always come first,
Family is family,
No matter what they did they’ll always remain family.

Jennifer Cook

29. Family

A soft and gentle word for something strong,
A foundation to stand upon when things go wrong,
A place built through years
Of squabbles and tears,
Of laughter and joy,
And of love.

Those who know you deep inside,
Who can see beyond bravado and pride,
Who’ll pick you up each time you fall,
With love made from memories of when you were small,
The people who know your worst and your best
They’re the loved ones with whom you’re blessed.

Alison Jean Thomas

Loving Your Family

30. A Family Is Like A Circle

A family is like a circle.
The connection never ends,
and even if at times it breaks,
in time it always mends.

A family is like the stars.
Somehow they’re always there.
Families are those who help,
who support and always care.

A family is like a book.
The ending’s never clear,
but through the pages of the book,
their love is always near.

A family is many things.
With endless words that show
who they are and what they do
and how they teach you so you know.

But don’t be weary if it’s broken
or if through time it’s been so worn.
Families are like that –
they’re split up and always torn.

But even if this happens,
your family will always be.
They help define just who you are
and will be a part of you eternally.

Nicole M. O’Neil

31. Family Likeness

“You’re just like them!” they say.
And me, I yell, “No way!
He’s so moody,
She’s so shrill,
His chin juts out,
Boy can she shout!
His nose is big,
And mine’s quite small
There’s no resemblance at all.”

But then on days of harmony
I find that I agree.
Our family is made of different parts,
But we’re all the same
In our hearts.

Alison Jean Thomas

32. Simple Truths About Family

Family, the people you share everything with…
Including colds, looks, leftovers, and feuds.

Family, the people you love the most…
But pretend not to know when you’re out in public together.

Family, the people you can really count on…
To borrow clothes, money, and get on your last nerve.

Family, the people you respect…
Even though you’d rather die than let friends find out how crazy they are.

Family, the people you just can’t live without…
Even though sometimes you’re pretty sure you’d like to give it a try.

Kelly Roper

33. Family Webs

Family ties are like spider webs.
They are delicate, yet so strong,
And if they are broken or destroyed,
They can be woven again.

And like a spider web,
Those intricate lines stretch out
Between all the family’s members,
Creating a connection that can still be
Felt even if not immediately seen.

The best thing about this “family web,”
Is that it’s sticky enough to hold
Everyone together and help them feel
They have a place where they are loved.

Kelly Roper

34. A Tribute To Family

I don’t know when it started,
Or how it all began,
But God created families,
As only our Lord can.

He was teaching what it means
To love, honor, and obey.
He wanted a strong bond
That we don’t see too much today.

He wanted someone to hold us
And show respect for others.
He wanted someone who’d be gentle,
So he created mothers.

He wanted someone strong,
A support filled with love,
So he created fathers,
Sent from heaven up above.

Brothers and sisters came next,
With that, an instant friend.
Someone to look up to,
Someone on whom to depend.

When he put them all together,
He was amazed at what he’d done.
He had created a family,
Mother, father, daughter, son.

But look at the family,
Created by only two.
How many we’ve become,
And all because of you.

We have a lot to be thankful for,
The memories through the years.
The many times together,
Full of laughter, full of tears.

I don’t know where we’d be today,
If it weren’t for the two of you.
To show us strength, support, and love,
Like only the two of you can do.

Michelle A. Moran

35. My Equator…The Center Of The World

You are the meaning of strength
at its highest peak.
You have courage
when the rest of us are weak.
You inspire me
to live for the now
and to never give up
because you don’t know how.
I’ve learned from you
why family comes first.
It’s because when you need them,
they’re there when you hurt.
No matter the pain,
it all hurts the same.
And family you can count on
to always remain.
When the road gets rocky,
you seem to take each bump
and walk over them smoothly,
hump after hump.
You have no idea
about the effect you’ve made,
and with the lessons I’ve learned
my life’s made a change.
Not just a change
but also a growth.
From an immature child
to a young woman with hope.

Jackie D. Karp

36. Cousins

Like brothers and sisters,
But just one degree removed.
That’s just enough room to keep
Sibling rivalry at bay while sharing nearly
All the same experiences.
Birthdays, weddings, holidays and more;
A history filled with family memories
Sometimes happy, sometimes sad,
And sometimes hilarious.
The relationship between cousins
Is a special one indeed.
It’s like being great friends who just
Happen to share some DNA.
Life without cousins just wouldn’t be the same,
So I want my cousins to know I love you all.

Kelly Roper

37. Family Poem

Family is supposed to have your back,
Family is supposed to know you,
There are supposed to be no secrets with family,
There are supposed to be no lies with family,
Family is supposed to love each other unconditionally,
Family is supposed to be there for you,
There is supposed to be understanding in a family,
There is supposed to be trust in a family,
Family is supposed to be there for you,
Family is supposed to understand.

Violet Creek

38. The Power Of Family

Family is
heaven sent from our father above,
bonded by the power of love.
No matter what, family has each other’s backs
when push comes to shove.

Family is
understanding, never demanding,
all for one and one for all.
I will never leave you alone standing.

Family is
one in itself; my love is your love.
Your pain is my pain, my wealth is your wealth.
I promise to never leave you by yourself.

Family is
the strongest team, the strongest unit.
If love could be visualized,
family would be the blueprint.

Family is
forgiveness and patience.
It’s sweeter than the sweetest fragrance.
The power of family is a reflection of God’s compassion and magnificence.

Family is
never turning our back, and never placing shames.
Lending my helping hand and not a finger pointing the blame.

No matter what, a family bond can never be broken.
Even through a nuclear explosion,
if one of us lives, we all live.
Forever to eternity, we are family,
My father, my mother, my sisters, and me.

Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

Antony Smith

39. Uncles and Aunts

Uncles and aunts
Are often like second parents.
They love you from a little further away,
But they step in when the need warrants.

Aunts and uncles
Are there when you need them, like
When you can’t go to mom and dad
Because you’re worried you’ll displease them.

Uncles and aunts
Sometimes teach you cool things,
Like how to catch a fish,
Or crochet something.

Aunts and Uncles
Can be quite funny, though.
Sometimes they’ll share stories
Your parents never wanted you to know.

Yes uncles and aunts
Make family life richer.
So tell them how glad you are
That they’re in your family picture.

Kelly Roper

Family hugging by a window

40. Family

There’s a special kind of closeness

that only families know,

That begins with childhood trust

and deepens as you grow.

There’s a special kind of happiness

in sharing little things,

The laughter, smiles and quiet talks

that daily living brings.

There’s a special kind of comfort

in knowing your family’s there,

To back you up, to cheer you up

to understand and care.

Of all the treasure life may bring,

your family means the most,

And whether near or far apart

that love will hold you close.

Glenda Campbell

Heartwarming Poetry

Family can be tough, but here are some of the best heartwarming poems that will remind you how much you love them.
41. Mother And I Wept Poem

Here is the incidence, very true of its kind and, has taken place in my life. In one place mother wept for me and in the second place I wept.Both has no bearing on each other but since it was between mother and son, I thought of it putting it to a general public for view.

I joined Indian Air Force much to the dislike of whole family. My brother was living just 120 km. away from my native place and I was just informed to report to the recruiting office for medical check up and tests. When I reached office, and much to my dismay, it was very brief and we were given clearance and instructed to report to the training centre at Bangalore.

After completion of training at Bangalore, I got posting at capital city of India, New Delhi. After brief stay at Delhi, I was given first leave to visit home town. Mother was so happy to see me alive as if I was never coming back alive to the village. But as days drew nearer and I was to go back to my unit, mother became restless and all the times she used to shed tears in the corner. One I was sleeping in the after noon and suddenly I felt that some wet thing was falling on my forehead. I got up to see that mother was whipping, and when asked, she replied that how I will be doing in the defense set up since no body had gone from our family so far. I too became emotional but still regained the composure and counseled mother. Such was deep love from mother to a son.

Mother died while I was in service. I couldn’t remain present at the funeral ceremony because it almost took 24 hours to reach home and it was custom that dead body was not to be kept beyond certain hours. She was cremated but had unfulfilled desire in her mind. So in the night, she appeared in the dream and asked promise from me not to do at least one thing in whole life. I asked ‘why, mom, you want such promise’ from me. She replied that as such I was not smoking in my life, so you take vow not to smoke throughout life. Even at the end of the days also, mother remembered that I was non-smoker. I wept continuously and there was no body to wipe my tears.

Both the incidences have no bearing on each other but certain things you realize when person is no more with you. It is pure love and affection that bonds you to gather and you never miss those moments when get time and memory cross your mind.

In today’s time, such warmth and feeling has disappeared altogether. We live in the changed scenario but in my belief still there may be similar cases taking place but not coming to the light.

“Mom, I love you” can only be my tributary words

Mehta Hasmukh Amathaal

42. Family Matters

How often do we push aside
The thought to make a call
To just one family member
Who we rarely see at all?

Do we know if they are doing well
Or married still?
Do we know if someone close to them
Is sick or very ill?

Are we concerned at how much time
Has passed since we last met?
And are we sure we can afford
To sit and just forget?

We should not waste another day
In doing things we’d rather.
Instead, we should reach out once more
Because our family matters.

Martha Anderson

43. Families Can Be

Families can be big or small

The people can be short or tall

They can be full of girls and boys

They can be quiet or full of noise.

Families play a part of life

Even when there is some strife.

But families can be full of love

They are truly from God above.

Appreciate your family each day

Don’t wait until they are old and grey.

Be sure to say I love you

As families are with you through and through.

Catherine Pulsifer

44. Riches

They say that times were tough then
That money was very tight
But I remember my childhood
And I know that can’t be right

Mom would cook our dinner
Dad came home at five
We were all sitting at the table
Waiting for him to arrive

We wouldn’t eat from a microwave
Or a restaurant down the street
We all ate Mom’s home cooking
And boy, that can’t be beat

We didn’t eat in front of the TV
Or with a phone in our hand
We weren’t plugged into a stereo
Bopping to the latest band

We would all sit at the table
Everyone in their place
There were never any surprises
We recognized every face

Brothers to the left of me
Sisters to the right
That’s the way we ate dinner
Every single night

We laughed, we joked, we talked, we ate
We were a family, don’t you see
Though some may have been raised poor
You can see it wasn’t me

We ate collards, we ate biscuits
We ate fatback and blackeyed peas
We said yes sir, we said no sir
We said thank you ma’am and please

So when you talk of family life
Or how it used to be
Though many had more money
None were as rich as me

Jeanne D. Rhein

45. From Dad

I never thought I could love someone

The way that I love you

I completely fascinated

With everything you do.

I don’t regret a moment with you

Whether good or bad

You have made my life complete,

The best life a boy could have.

You might not ever notice

Everything I do,

But everything I’m doing

Is for no one else but you.

My goal in life is simple

It’s to be your father first.

To protect, defend and love you

When you are at your worst.

I know when you grow older

You won’t want me anymore.

If you ever need me, though

I’ll be waiting at the door.

Promise you will come to me

With any problem that you have.

I’ll always be right here for you.

I love you both! Love, Dad.

Richard Burge

46. I Love You All, My Family

When monsters lurked beneath my bed
And scary dreams ran through my head,
When thunder growled those sounds I dread,
There you were,
My father.

When scuffed up knees made me cry,
Soft hankies wiped my sad eyes dry,
Coaxing me each time I tried.
You were always there,
My mother.

Who held my hand when I was scared?
Ate candy that he should have shared?
The things I did because you dared,
My brother.

In times of trouble, times of need,
I feel such strength surrounding me,
Without whose love I can’t succeed.
I love you all, my family.

Shayla S. Randolph

47. A Family History

At dusk the girl who will become my mom
must trudge through the snow, her legs
cold under skirts, a bandanna tight on her braids.
In the henhouse, a klook pecks her chapped hand
as she pulls a warm egg from under its breast.
This girl will always hate hens,
and she already knows she won’t marry a farmer.
In a dim barn, my father, a boy, forks hay
under the holsteins’ steaming noses.
They sway on their hooves and swat dangerous tails,
but he is thinking of snow, how it blows
across the gray pond scribbled with skate tracks,
of the small blaze on its shore, and the boys
in black coats who skate hand-in-hand
round and round, building up speed
until the leader cracks that whip
of mittens and arms, and it jerks around
fast, flinging off the last boy.
He’d be that one—flung like a spark trailing only his scarf.

Julia Kasdorf

48. We are Family

What is family without a dog?
That’s like our Mayor without a blog.
You don’t need to watch what you say,
If you require help, you won’t have to pay.
A family can sometimes be a disease,
Insane migraine that smells like cheese.
I never knew what’s the big deal?
A bunch of people that eat the same meal.
In the end, it’s not that bad,
As long as Mom is not always mad.
The trick is to laugh and take this lightly,
If you need salt, just ask politely.

Michael J Burt

49. Family In My Life

My life is filled,
With loving people.
This makes me feel,
So darn grateful.
I am honored for those,
Wonderful people.
They make life so,
Real darn peaceful.
So thank you, Mom,
And thank you, Dad.
You’ve both made me,
So darn glad.
And then there are Grandparents,
Sisters, brothers, uncles, and aunts.
You’ve all given me,
Everything I could want.

Julie Herbert

Hopefully you found some poems here that really drive home the point to your loved ones just how much you value them and their consistency and love in your life. If your family is your strongest support or your best friends or everything in-between, you’ve got a pretty good deal going on. You can’t choose your family, so count your blessings when it comes to considering who your family is! No family is perfect, but they can be pretty great.

As you read these family poems, whether you plan to use them or just wanted to read some content about your favorite people in your life, hopefully you ended up with a bigger love for your family and a gratefulness for what you have.

It’s easy to look past the blessings you have, especially when you get into that fight with your mom or your sister gets caught stealing your clothes, but at the end of the day, family is family.

Need a more specific dynamic? Here are 21 nephew poems if you’re the favorite aunt or uncle.

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