Family Poems

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You know the old saying, "you can't choose your family". The Family Poems collection takes a loving look at this most formative of relationships. From the zany uncles to noisy holiday gatherings, the writers at My Word Wizard have really captured the many hues of life with our kith and kin. 

Remember the Thanksgiving when Uncle Joe challenged you to eat a spoonful of horseradish? You did and were five dollars richer! What about the time little Ashley spoke her very first words, right at the family Christmas gathering!

The family unit is an important part of our growth and development. Sometimes the definition of family is not always cut and dry. For many of us, our friends serve as our closet relations, becoming every bit as important to us as any bond formed by blood ties. 

Whether you're estranged from your loved ones, or you just can't get enough of them, here you will find an assemblage of thoughts that will really hit home.

They may be exasperating at times, but you are lucky to have them. Let them know just how you feel with these poignant words of love.



Find a Poem that tells your Family You love Them

Click below to explore our selection of poetry.

Inspirational Poems for Kin: They have always been your rock and source of strength. These inspirational words of love and thanks will help you put into words just how you feel about your kin.

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Parents 
You are really sweet You do for us good deeds …

Ode to the Pencil 
Evaluate the pencil's fate The endless notations it must make It leaves the message written well The original story remains there to tell Indelibly …

Across The Way 
There remains unto this day The view from memory's way. It tells of activities of other days. With love they managed life's ways. Only the big tree …

One Happy Summer 
Last day of school the teacher said, "You have had all you need to know". The elated first grader shared the news With mother, that learning was taken …

Tell Me Why ? 
My Dad, My Mom and I, Will always be ready to fly, Like the birds in the sky, Together we will discover, The answers to all my WHY ??????

Light 
Bright as the sun Hot as a burning hot fire …

Family 
Family is good Family is fine Family can be the most divine You can hug them You can feel them But something you must know is that you can love them …

Why Does Love Have to be So Hard? 
Why does love have to be so hard? when you tell someone you love them they might not believe you they always assume that you are insincere That you …

Don't Cry Caterpillar 
Don't cry caterpillar Caterpillar don't cry You'll be a butterfly by and by Caterpollar please don't worry bout a thing "But" said the caterpillar …

Blessings from Difficulty 
Not feeling well is cause to seek the herb garden. Let us meet the contents standing guard. Some plants used for centuries gone by Holding secrets …

My Mother 
Forever there, with your watchful stare, Watching me make mistakes, Never afraid to criticise my actions. Talking about my mistakes, Laughing …

My Grandma 
My grandma the best cook, the super hero, the woman I could look up to, the kind of person …

A BAD WORD CALLED FAMILY 
A bad word called FAMILY - America dropped the Atomic Bomb and nobody told me... when did it land? what year? who got hurt? was it in the 1940's …

For You 
I would do anything for you I would take all your pain away for you. I would heal your fears with my love for you. I love you so much family I would …

Father 
O.M.G my father is so cool He is even stronger than a hammer tool I like him I love him He is very fit so he doesn’t need to go to gym He loves me …

Choices 
I think about the choices I have made along the way The good, the bad, and the ones that seemed to work out okay Some made with my heart and some made …

Gift Of How-to Ways Not rated yet
How much can a memory hold? So many scenes of yesterday unfold. Give to a child the how-to ways. They will care for self in future days. They will …

My Family Not rated yet
I love my mom I love my dad they never like to see me sad they listen to me and give me food and tell me I should never be rude my little bro is very …

Swimming "Ool" Not rated yet
Swimming in the swimming pool is where I like to 'B' Wearing underwater goggles so that I can 'C' Yesterday, before I swam I drank a cup of 'T' Now …

In the graveyard Not rated yet
Bury me in the grave he said Bury me along with the dead Even though I'm still alive I'll rather be with my beautiful wife She is 74 years old She …

The Printed Page Not rated yet
Leave a legacy for another age. Reality's living and true message. Give to youth a treasure. Give Grandparents admiration's measure. The gift for …

We gonna be okay Not rated yet
Stand up move your body man scream for you rights and don't feel sorry cause you can please mister president try to understand what a feeling to be …

Bonds Not rated yet
Family Is a set of bonds That cannot ever be broken Never Even with death Love's greatest token Mother, father Daughter, son Everyone loves …

I look up to Not rated yet
I look up to someone who Always says “What’s going on?” “Where are we?” “Ooh I love you” Kind of person I am jealous of someone who eats anything …

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View Life's Story Not rated yet
What message does the artist's easel hold? When it is viewed, it is never old. Was there a message words never told? What rhythm lingers from a well-polished …

Liberty Not rated yet
There is liberty in loving things you do. Restore the little old car With mail-order parts from afar Then what do you know, off we go In itself, …

One Happy Summer Not rated yet
Last day of school the teacher said, "You have had all you need to know". The elated first grader shared the news With mother, that learning was taken …

Mom your son the Devil Not rated yet
You raised us the best way you could and did an excellent job even if we're not all so good thank you for all you have done we all love and miss you, …

my family are the people that are always there for me  Not rated yet
when no one else is there for me , i know the people who will be. they don't always understand me, but even then they help me. i am not saying that …

To hear your voice Not rated yet
There was a day When I'd set away Time to make the call. Just To hear you say how was your day To hear your voice at all. There was a day I'd …

Together Not rated yet
A close stitch A close fit A family with love is like a bass drum kick. It's strong it has the love that lasts long Wherever your family is, It's …

Everythings locked but im not safe Not rated yet
Everything's locked Windows and door but i don't feel safe tonight I feel so vulnerable here on my own Under my night light I can hear the rain crashing …

Apart Not rated yet
Family A broken thing Broken hearts Hearts in flame Try to understand I I try to get Get the feel of love Love feels so wet Wet like the tears …

Crying Out Not rated yet
They've always been there Through the thick and the thin Always there Arms to throw myself in But nowadays I feel so wrong I only feel right When …

Simplify Does Not Apply Not rated yet
Problems that are found today Are an abundance of complications way. Some people are still around Who drove the Model A, the oldest car they found. …

My Family Not rated yet
I love my family, Do you like to see? I like to fly, like birds in the sky. Mother,Father,Sister,Brother, I love my family,what if I have more? …

Sister Not rated yet
1 Sister Sister you are so nice You are so intelligent and you are so wise You are as sweet as honey …

A Family Not rated yet
A family is that which help me A family is that which understand me A family is that which support me in my correct decisions A family is that which …

Sometimes Not rated yet
Sometimes, I look at those people Who have always been around me, Those people being more than friends, Who have always supported me, Those who'll …

Grandma Not rated yet
This lady was so special to me, I'm so lucky she was part of our family. When I was young we used to bake, Then watch television and eat our cakes. …

Rain Not rated yet
Grey clouds appear in the sky water droplets fall on your face what is it? ah! yes... RAIN

Planting Time Not rated yet
Time to arrange A plant exchange. From our garden to yours Give the plants a tour. Bring a plant And take a plant. Share the extra seeds. …

The Wild Not rated yet
Wisdom of the wild View the wayside awhile Treasures are in the leaf Saved for a cup of tea Keep mint in the flowerpot Adding zest a lot Flavor …

Grannies Day Not rated yet
Plan, you may Interruptions seem to play A part of each day. Passed by the piano Old song, you know Give the morning a glow. …

The Vine Not rated yet
Grandma’s vine is still growing fine It is storing nutrients for another time. There’s a sweet potato vine It is in the window with sunshine. …

Mow or Grow Not rated yet
Mow or Grow Mowing the lawn is such a waste Should grow food, fill a dinner plate. Time was, the yard, English garden style. …

You Shall Love Your Family Not rated yet
IF YOU EVER HAVE A BABY SISTER OR A BABY BROTHER YOU SHOULD BE KIND TO THEM AND LOVE THEM FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER AND EVER …

Things Collected Not rated yet
Who is the collector? Things saved, protected, Organized well Stories it tells. Many pencils, from days before. Is one like yours? …

My World Not rated yet
I never knew that someone so small could come into my world and make me a better person. he made me stronger he made me not wanna give up he made …

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On Mother's Wall Not rated yet
On Mother's Wall The picture that hung on mothers wall Held a lesson for us all. A fat boy in bib overalls Was …

The Quilt Not rated yet
Why is the quilt a precious piece? It holds stories and memories, all in place. The materials, they hope, will last. They're colors that match and …

The River Writes On Not rated yet
The endless waters of the river winds on. It's history is written as it runs along. Crops flourished by its rushing tide. Industrial cities rise …

My Family Not rated yet
FAMILY IS EVERYTHING THEY'RE THE ONES WHO HAVE BEEN THERE SINCE DAY ONE... THEY'RE THE ONES WHO ARE THERE THROUGH THICK AND THIN.. THE ONES …

Collecting Postage Stamps Not rated yet
What happens to a stamp when travel is done? May it be of interest to someone? Wonder where the stamp has been? Can its message be read? It has …

About Love Not rated yet
As the days go rolling by, you have to keep reaching for the sky Let no one steer you away from your course because you are the only energy source …

9/11 Thoughts Not rated yet
Together we've been blamed Together we've cried As we laughed I think how loving you were When I see your picture I start to grow a tear As I line …

Attic Sale Not rated yet
The hardest part about moving Is discarding all that I saved. The tiny locket …

A HUIKU POEM  Not rated yet
A mountain outside A room inside A skull above Snow on the mountain Flowers in the room Thoughts in the skull Snow mountain fields Seen …

To My Son Not rated yet
When you were born I was scared I would not be good enough A good enough father, teacher or provider I was scared I was young back then but wise enough …

Home James - To Robin on discovering poet James Walker and my past Not rated yet
I need to go stand in the yellow sky while it's not quite dark, and the moistened eye cries to catch the scent of a memory where a love still …

Can You hear me ?  Not rated yet
as i enter i feel the hairs on my neck stand up that never bothered me , since it ain't new but i ask myself this question every time i lay my head …

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Poems About Life
A lovely assemblage of poems that examines life from many angles and encourage us to reflect on our own experience.

Inspirational Quotes
A collection of inspirational quotes, as well as a free monthly poetry contest.

 




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