41 Touching Poems About Family


by Ravi Teja Tadimalla

We all know there can be no other bond or relation as pure and as cherishing than that of a family. Our family knows us from scratch – whether it is about keeping those little secrets or revealing those utterly funny moments. Since our family does so much for us, from bringing us up happily to celebrating every special occasion unconditionally, why not keep ourselves always connected with them through little connections of love and joy?

Through this post, we will serve you with some love-filled, emotional, happy, and expressive poems to shower some love on your family. You can send these poems to each family member to let them know how much you care for them. Check them out!

40 Family Poems about Relationships

1. Sonnets

Sonnets are full of love, and this my time,
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 honored 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.
By Christina Rossetti

2. 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.
By Kelly Roper

3. The Necklace of Love

No rubies of red for my lady —
No jewel that glitters and charms,
But the light of the skies in a little one’s eyes,
And a necklace of two little arms.

Of the two little arms that are clinging,
Oh, ne’er was a necklace like this!
And the wealth of the world and Love’s sweetness impearled,
In the joy of a little one’s kiss.

A necklace of love for my lady,
That was linked by the angels above;
No other but this — and the tender, sweet kiss,
That stealeth a little one’s love.
By Frank L. Stanton

4. 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.
By Shawna

5. A Family Is

A family is a group of people.
It can be a group or a couple.
A family is where,
People care.

They share a love for each other.
They don’t have to be a biological brother.
They offer support and encouragement too.
In facing life and all you do.

You can be sure when times are hard,
They will show up and be a safeguard.
And when times are good,
They share and laugh as they should.

Without family the world can be a lonely place,
With no one to love or to embrace.
These relationships you should cherish,
Your life they will enrich.
By Kate summers

6. Family

One of the most heartfelt feelings is,
Putting your family first.
It doesn’t require a scholar or math whiz,
To recognize one suffering from thirst.
Whether it be for liquid or love,
My parents put family first with education.
Taught about respect and God above,
About land and its preservation.
And about family and friends,
Sharing the present and the past,
Making family number one with love that never ends,
And memories that last and last!
By Ouida Nell Greene

7. A Daughter Who Leaves

A woman weaves her daughter’s wedding slippers
that will carry her steps into a new life.
The mother weeps alone into her jeweled sewing box,
slips red thread around its spool,
the same she used to stitch
her daughter’s first silk jacket
embroidered with turtles
that would bring luck, long life.
She remembers all the steps
taken by her daughter’s
unbound quick feet:
dancing on the stones
of the yard among yellow
butterflies and white breasted sparrows.
And she grew, legs strong
body long,
mind independent.
Now she captures all eyes
with her hair combed smooth
and her hips gently swaying like bamboo.
The woman spins her thread
from the spool of her heart,
knotted to her daughter’s
departing wedding slippers.
By Janice Mirikitani

8. Family First

Friends may come and friends may go,
Family is first and this I know;
Putting friends first is a mistake,
And not one that you should make.

Family’s forever and this I know,
Friends enter your life and then they go;
Making friends is fun trust me with this,
But not something you would miss.

Love your family while they are here,
Keep their love very near;
Family can leave the world at any time,
So don’t make yourself feel like slime.

Family is here to comfort you,
I know your friends do this too;
Without your family you would be lost,
Hold on to them no matter the cost.
By Bonnie B Long

9. I Have Much Less To Be Thankful For

This Thanksgiving I have much less to be thankful for.
Much less than I did just one year before.
When I lost Mom, I lost my mother and my best friend.
I had no idea how sick she was or that her life would end.
Four months later I lost my dad as well.
This Thanksgiving I’m living in Hell.
But I am thankful to still have my brother.
We have no parents, we only have each other.
Since March the 6th, I’ve had very little happiness.
Last year I had much to be thankful for but now I have much less.
By Mr. Raul Gonzalez

10. An Ocean of Memories

My family is the ocean around us.
My father is the hurricane,
knocking anything and everybody out of his path.
My mother is the sunshine after the storm (my father),
clearing and calming everything else.
My oldest brother is the sand,
kicked and blown away by my dad,
but warmed with care by my mom.
My oldest sister is the breeze in the wind,
cool, quiet, and there when you need her.
My other two brothers are the stingrays,
dangerous,
but also willing to fight anyone who comes along.
And I,
I am an old ship at the bottom of the sea,
lost, abandoned, but full of memories.
By Kimberly L. Briones

11. Home, Sweet Home

Mid pleasures and palaces, though we may roam.
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home;
A charm from the sky seems to hallow us there,
Which, sought through the world, is ne’er met elsewhere.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home,
There’s no place like home.

An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain;
Oh, give me my lowly thatched cottage again;
The birds, singing gayly, that came at my call —
Give me them — and the peace of mind, dearer than all.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home,
There’s no place like home.
By John Howard Payne

12. Family Reunion

The divorced mother and her divorcing
daughter. The about-to-be ex-son-in-law
and the ex-husband’s adopted son.
The divorcing daughter’s child, who is
the step-nephew of the ex-husband’s
adopted son. Everyone cordial:
the ex-husband’s second wife
friendly to the first wife, warm
to the divorcing daughter’s child’s
great-grandmother, who was herself
long ago divorced. Everyone
grown used to the idea of divorce.
Almost everyone has separated
from the landscape of a childhood.
Collections of people in cities
are divorced from clean air and stars.
Toddlers in day care are parted
from working parents, schoolchildren
from the assumption of unbloodied
daylong safety. Old people die apart
from all they’ve gathered over time,
and in strange beds. Adults
grow estranged from a God
evidently divorced from History;

most are cut off from their own
histories, each of which waits
like a child left at day care.
What if you turned back for a moment
and put your arms around yours?
Yes, you might be late for work;
No, your history doesn’t smell sweet
like a toddler’s head. But look
at those small round wrists,
that short-legged, comical walk.
Caress your history – who else will?
Promise to come back later.
Pay attention when it asks you
simple questions: Where are we going?
Is it scary? What happened? Can
I have more now? Who is that?
By Jeredith Merrin

13. My Mother And I

My mother and I
Have fun together.
My mother and I
Help each other.
My mother and I
Go places together.
My mother and I
Love each other.
By Brihana Chan

14. My Sister

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 in to idleness.
By Williams Wordsworth

15. All 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.’
By Thomas Moore

16. Family

As his son was to start school,
Dad wrote poems everyday.
The poems turned into a cap, a satchel,
textbooks, crayons
and a small umbrella.
On the first day of April,
his son went with Mom,
through the town full of cherry blossoms,
to the People’s School in an old castle,
to attend its first grade entrance ceremony.
At home, now left quiet,
Dad was alone with an aged maid,
listening to bulbuls’ calls,
listening to the sea’s roar,
as if he hadn’t heard them for a long time.
By Tatsuji Miyoshi

17. 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 gray.
Be sure to say I love you,
As families are with you through and through.
By Catherine Pulsifer

18. My Mother

You are more than a mother,
You are more than just another,
You are my best friend.
From day one, you’ve been by my side,
And you’ve always told me to never hide.
You said you’d always be there,
and you’d always care.
You told me you’d love me forever,
And not a day goes by where I don’t hear those 3 little words,
I Love You.
And I want you to know that this much is true,
Even though I’m not a little kid anymore,
I love you.
By Trisha Cain

19. My Wonderful Brother

The wonderful time that we had,
Some old memories happy and sad,
I am glad I have you as my brother,
There is no one like you or another,
Bro you are the best and you know,
I don’t have many gestures to show.
By Brother Poems

20. I Miss You Little Bro

I love you and I wish you were home.
It hurts me to think you’re so alone.
It’s not the same without you here.
Why you did what you did is still unclear.
I remember when we were little and we played in the yard.
Then we’d go sit inside and play cards.
You’d look at me and smile.
Your smile used to stretch a mile.
When I had a bad day, you were the only one who could make me laugh.
It’s like you were my other half.
It hurts me to see what you’re going through.
It hurts even more because there’s nothing I can do.
I just wish I could make it all ok,
But all I can do is pray.
I pray for you every night before I go to sleep
And every time I think I hear you creep.
Sometimes it’s like you’re still here.
I look at the door and wait for you to appear.
Then I realize you’re not home,
And I go back to feeling so alone.
I love you so much; you just don’t know,
No matter what, you’ll always be my little bro.
By Misty D. Crawford

21. I’m Going Home

The unrelenting tug at my heart,
Something is amiss.
I’ve been away from home,
For too many days weeks months.
I’m going home.
My mother, she misses me.
My family is waiting for me.
Kinship binds hearts together.
Roots of love run deep.
I’m going home
No matter how far I’m away.
Oceans mountains or miles apart,
A part of me never leaves home.
Home is where my family resides.
I’m going back home.
By Fion Lim

22. 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.
By Julie Hebert

23. Your Family

Your family are people you can depend,
If you get in trouble, they shall defend.
They are the ones that understand,
Always willing to give you a hand.
Your family, you should always cherish,
Without them you would probably perish.
Your connection with them is very deep,
If something happens, together you weep.
Your family can help your confidence build,
With their love and support, you’ll feel fulfilled.
Just don’t forget to show your appreciation,
That will strengthen your relationship.
By tree.cards

24. Family Bond

A family bond is really strong,
They’ll accept you, if you’re wrong.
Family is there for comfort and support,
Even love you, if you’re short.
A family will bring laughter and joy,
Sometimes they are just simply annoying.
But that’s ok, since they care,
Many things with you, they’ll share.
Life without family, wouldn’t be the same,
It would be lonely, and definitely lame.
So make sure you thank, each family member,
For being there, from January to December.
By tree.cards

25. Family

Tell me what does family mean to you.
Is it all the little special things one another do,
Or is it the bond that one another has;
Maybe it’s the love from one generation to another one to pass.
Family is more than a six letter word;
It is a word that often need to be heard.
Family is more than relatives – they are friends;
Friends that will stick with you to the very, very end.
A family bond is stronger than ever,
Because it can overcome any stormy weather.
A family stands tall no matter how hard they fall,
Uniting as one when their backs are against the wall.
That is simply what a family do,
Helping you become a better you.
So when you think about the word family,
Think beyond just the background history.
Like they say an empty house is not a home,
And a true faithful family never stands alone.
By Jeanette Matthews

26. Families Are Forever

We are born into them without a say,
Our family can support us and make our day.
Families consist of many different types,
Some are so kind and others full of stripes.

A loving family is a blessing from above,
It is one that is filled with much love.
And while we may not always agree,
We do listen to each other to some degree.

Respect and cherish these special folks,
And don’t forget to laugh at their corny jokes.
No matter what road in life you go down,
Your family is always there even when you frown.

We may drift apart as the years go by,
But we never know when it is our last goodbye;
So hug your family, stay close to them;
You will find that they can be your best friend.
By Catherine Pulsifer

27. Mom And Dad

You teach me right and wrong…
And when I am sad you sang me that special song…
You tell me everything I need to know…
And when I needed you, you were always there with me….
So when I’m all blue and sad, I call on you, my mom and dad…..
By Janvi

28. Little Sister

The day they got bashed up by Barry’s gang,
Then smashed his father’s biggest Queensland Blue;
And stonked the roof with marbles for an hour,
Their mother, bursting at the seams, came due.
Discussing trip-wires, ambushes and bombs,
They walked the seven streets to Aracan.
Their grandmother kept dropping things. “Drat!”,
She’d tipped the peelings in the billycan.
“Now Mam, you stay put in that chair,”
Their grandfather heaped pine-cones on the fire;
And made some bubble and squeak with cheese and sauce,
While they played Snakes and Ladders on the floor.
Late that night they heard their father’s car,
And listened from the dark carved-wooden bed.
The back door clicked. “A girl, both well,” “Thank God!”
“Let’s put the kettle on,” their Papa said.
By Jan Owen

29. Our Kin

Sister, brother, Mom, and Dad
All make a family glad;
And aunts and uncles with cousins too,
Can make a family more than two.

And then grandparents play a special role,
They complete and make the family whole.
And don’t forget those special friends,
They help make the family blend.

All these people play a part,
They are in our lives from the start;
They know us better than most,
To them, we feel very close.

We don’t have to pretend or be okay,
They accept us the way we are today;
We know no matter what,
They won’t let us stay in a rut.

They encourage and support us,
And the love they offer is a plus.
All these people, we are blessed,
With our kin who are the best!
By Mary S. Scotsburn

30. Family Creature

Family is truly a unique creature,
It can function as an effective teacher.
Each person involved, has plenty to learn,
Through words and actions, respect they may earn.
Sometimes arguments may get pretty loud,
That’s because they’re all just so proud.
They better watch what they say,
Otherwise, they’ll be lonely and gray.
This creature you should always feed,
You never know when something you’ll need.
The trick is to listen and sometimes talk,
Grab the creature, and go for a walk.
By tree.cards

31. Family

A family gives you unconditional love,
Strength and guidance they got form above.
They listen when you need an ear,
And one thing is they always care.
When you need a hand,
They’ll lend you theirs.
If you’re crying they’ll wipe you tears.
If you need comfort, you know where to go.
Their love is never hidden it is always shown.
They always boast about you to anyone they meet,
Family, friends and even strangers on the street.
A family is precious and kind.
A family is truly divine.
A family is God’s gift to everyone.
They are what make your house your home.
To be appreciated you don’t have to go far,
Because your family loves you for who you are.
By Latisha Parkinson

32. The Family Tree

One tree outlives the mighty oak,
Because it’s made of special folk,
Through generations changing form,
Providing shelter from life’s storm.
Our parents’ parents and before,
Who may have lived on distant shores,
They root our lives in memories,
We’re nourished by their histories.
A sturdy trunk that lends support,
And gives us care of every sort –
The fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts,
Who nurture us like tender plants.
The children, branching toward the sky,
Have brand new dreams and deeds to try.
And babies, buds that seem so small,
Will flower so the tree grows tall.
By Jim Wolf

33. Dirty Face

Where did you get such a dirty face,
My darling dirty-faced child?
I got it from crawling along in the dirt,
And biting two buttons off Jeremy’s shirt.
I got it from chewing the roots of a rose,
And digging for clams in the yard with my nose.
I got it from peeking into a dark cave,
And painting myself like a Navajo brave.
I got it from playing with coal in the bin,
And signing my name in cement with my chin.
I got it from rolling around on the rug,
And giving the horrible dog a big hug.
I got it from finding a lost silver mine,
And eating sweet blackberries right off the vine.
I got it from ice cream and wrestling and tears,
And from having more fun than you’ve had in years.
By Shel Silverstein

34. To Me What Is Family

Family to me has many meanings,
For all are full of diverse feelings.
Love and anger, both within a single one,
Children who stay and children who run.
Can one family be better than another?
It all depends on how they love each other.
A family’s love should last forever,
Bonds of love nothing can sever.
For the family I have, I am happy and blessed,
And nothing more truthful have I ever confessed.
Family has many meanings, but one rises above,
The greatest meaning of family, is that of love.
By Glaedr, the poet

35. A Family

F-fiercely loyal to those we love.
A-accepting each for who and what they are.
M-matchless in our hopes and dreams for one another.
I-instilling pride in our hard fought heritage.
L-learning about our past guides us in the future.
Y-you love and cherish the people of your heart.
By Patricia Biddle

36. My Family

My wonderful family, I love dearly,
From my heart, I speak sincerely.
They make me laugh all the time,
Help me up, when I need to climb.
I know my family, truly care,
They don’t judge me or compare.
Always welcome me with open arms,
They make sure nothing harms.
I love my family, every day,
With this poem, I wish to convey.
I know they may be a little strange,
But I hope they never, ever, change.
By tree.cards

37. Affection Of A Daughter

The affection of a father is, daughter,
Sweet melody of a song is, daughter,
Live dream of every passion is, daughter,
A unique gift of universe is, daughter
Dear of the dearest face is, daughter,
Don’t pluck these flowers,
Let them blossom …
By Dr Ram Sharma

38. 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.
By Alison Jean Thomas

39. 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.
By Kelly Roper

40. In Both the Families

In both the families that both belong to me,
There is every shade of brown, and tan, and paler honey.
I face faces that I see in both the families that both belong to me,
And they can face my crooked grin.
Here is every shade of every color skin.
We fit in.
By Arnold Adoff

41. Grateful

For my family, I’m more than grateful,
I’ve been blessed, it’s truly fateful.
They always stood, right next to me,
Offer advice and help for free.
Love for my family, stems from my heart,
They taught me so much, right from the start.
Encouraged me to reach for the stars,
Helped me overcome so many scars.
Without my family, I’d be completely lost,
Can’t imagine the emotional cost.
I just hope, I may repay,
By loving them back, with zero delay.
By tree.cards

Conclusion

Nobody can replace family. Our family stands by us and loves us without judgment. We got to be forever grateful to them. These touching, thoughtful poems are little reminders that you always have them on your mind and no matter where you go, your love will always be there for each other. Pick your favorite poem and send it over – we are sure your family will rejoice like never before!

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Ravi Teja Tadimalla

Ravi Teja Tadimalla is an editor and a published author. He graduated from SRM University, Chennai, and has been in the digital media field for over six years. He has a Professional Certificate in Food, Nutrition & Research from Wageningen University. He considers himself a sculptor born to chip away at content and reveal its dormant splendor. He started his career as a research writer, primarily focusing on health and wellness, and has over 250 articles to his credit. Ravi believes in the great possibilities of abundant health with natural foods and organic supplements. Reading and theater are his other interests.
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