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Family Poems

Family Poems. Below 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 international poet members of 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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List of Family Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem LAST LETTER TO MY BELOVED- UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN Alexis Y. Free verse family, love, marriage,
Premium Member Poem What Life's Treasures And Sweet Gems Should Be Robert Lindley Rhyme art, encouraging, family, freedom,
Bone Chyna Brianna Hobson Free verse family, age, beauty, class, depression,
Family of Fellows Andy Sprouse Free verse family, death, death of a
The Trap Rhona McFerran Rhyme family, abuse, best friend, betrayal,
The job that built me Anna Hopper Free verse family, identity, imagery, journey,
Premium Member Poem It's Christmas and I Think of You Dennis Spilchuk Sonnet christmas, faith, family, marriage,
Christmastime M. L. Kiser Imagism celebration, children, christmas, family,
Christmas means Kirsten Trebesch Free verse christmas, family,
MY FAMILY TREE Poet Self Shape family,

A Literary Score thats so much more
by Terry Mullally
I never read a literary score, that was quite like this, or that I liked more.
When you’re thinking, about me someday, remember when, like kids,...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, appreciation, childhood, family,

Family
by Ibryannah Daigrepont
Family is people who you can trust,                  ...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 9th grade, family, love,

April 21st, 2016
by Amanda Peloquin
I’ve dreaded this day for over a week now
A couple sleepless nights
Trying not to think back to that day
Back to the long hallway
And of course,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, bereavement, family, father,

Christmas Arrival
by M. L. Kiser
The click-clack of reindeer hooves on the roof;
A tight slide down the chimney;
Santa’s delivery.
...

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Kimo | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, celebration, christmas, family,

Nite, Nite My Family - One day we will be
by Damian Keady
I went upstairs

Just to stare

That which wasn’t even there

I then came down the stairs 

And found that you were all still here

So, thanks for coming...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family,

My Wonderful Youth
by Debjani Mitra
In yesterday of yore,  tangled in solicitous love
I was once a child.
Laughter and Joy
Fairy tales and toys.
I wondered why..the sun was yellow.
Books, papers, pens...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family, age, candy, child, confusion,

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A Special Tree Topper
by Janice Canerdy

Our lovely tree still lacks its crowning touch,
the topper that my oldest son agreed
to bring this year, but since that day so much
has happened—disagreements and...

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Quintain (English) | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: christmas, family,

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Kid's Table
by Greg Gaul
Laying my head back, eyes closing,
reminiscing, the years falling away into decades ago
to the 1950s at my grandparent's grand home
for Christmas.

It was a gracious dining...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: christmas, cousin, family, friend,

Wearing Relations
by Keshan Govender
Ringing silence, wringing peace
Events occurred, escalated recurrences
Watching in paralysis, a numbing sensation
Scathing remarks, scorched memories
Wishing away, sighting regret.

Deceit assuming a paradigm
Premature trust, humbling truth
Blinding innocence,...

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Quintain (English) | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family, anger, child, cry, deep,

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Giving Never Ends
by Greg Gaul
This wonderful time of the year is here
Rekindle ties with family and friends
Old uncles and aunts will appear
This wonderful time of the year is here
Again...

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Triolet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: christmas, family, friend, giving,

December is Here, But Soon it Will be New Year
by Damian Keady
December is here, well almost nearly

It’s that supposed time of year, for all of us to be cheery

For us to leave the past alone, and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allegory, celebration, christmas, family,

Boomerang
by Rico Leffanta
Treat every female with respect
Never let one suffer neglect
Your Family Tree
Makes it plain to see
That each one will somewhere connect!...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family, tree, women,

Deer Colette
by Colette Dright
Deer Colette,

Thank u four the sweater. Eye did knot no it wood cost that much. It was hire than eye thought. Eye love it! U...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cousin, family, funny, humorous,

Simpsons or Bust
by Damian Keady
Santa Claus is like a Circus Clown
Plus all his Elfs wear a frown
I would rather he be like Krusty 
As he is more trusty 
Bart...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: crazy, family, fantasy, fun,

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What Lasts
by Cindi Rockwell
I stare at my baby’s perfect bald head,
Watching her chest rise and fall,
Her precious lips poised for her next feeding.
I wonder if this is my...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, daughter, family, love,

Bright And Cheerful Christmas
by Abigail Brothwell
Oh Christmas Tree
So brilliant and bright 
Show me your lights
Tonight.
And when all is bright
Throughout the night 
Your lights will be the
Bright.
And in the night
When all...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 9th grade, christmas, family,

The Iceman
by Marylou Bondi
Empty old man embedded in his chair
Locked in his years and trapped in ancient pain
Silent, cold and purposely unaware.

That velvet chair - his prison, his...

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Terza Rima | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, family, loneliness,

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LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
by Cindi Rockwell
No one understands you, not even you yourself.
Trapped in a cage that only you can see
The combination lock rusted shut since
You gambled away the secret...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: caregiving, depression, family, mental

A Leaving
by Warren Doll
What should we name the death of family members or close friends? 
These are not mere departures like a vacation or extended trip; as we...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family, death, death of a

Once Upon a Time
by K.R. Wonder
Once upon a time
A baby girl was born
But not a tear she cried,
Not a whisper could be heard.
The baby sleeps in peace,
So gentle and undisturbed.
What...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family, angel, baby, birth, death,