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Published: February 2022

Favorite Poems From Top Poets On Family Friend Poems

Family Friend Poems would not exist without our wonderful poets. We’ve had the honor of publishing poems from thousands of poets, and we are thankful for each of them for sharing their hearts with our poetry community. We are incredibly grateful for the poets who have been faithful contributors over the years. They consistently submit high-quality poems that we publish, and they engage with our community by leaving comments on other poets’ work.

We are excited to say “thank you” by showcasing favorite poems by our top poets. These poems have been hand-selected by the poets themselves. We had the opportunity to interview each poet to learn more about why a particular poem means so much to them. We also found out where they get their writing inspiration, why they love poetry, and their favorite experience from being published on Family Friend Poems. The interviews can be found on each poem page in this collection. 

Thanks again to everyone who makes Family Friend Poems a community that shares the highs and lows of life. Let’s take a moment to celebrate some of the poets who vulnerably share their hearts with the world. 

20 Favorite Poems From Top Poets On Family Friend Poems

  1. My Soulmate

    • By John P. Read
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2017 with permission of the Author.

    This is about the heartache of losing my soulmate after 50 years together. Although they leave your life, their memory never leaves; they live on in your heart.

    in Wife Death Poems

    I still say I Love You,
    But now there's no reply.
    I always feel your presence
    As if you never left my side.

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    Chris, It's 21 years since I lost my lovely wife, after 35 years of marriage. It's the anniversary tomorrow. I was so in love with her. When we went to the supermarket. I would leave her to...

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  2. The Strongest Girl I Ever Knew

    • By Ronald Doe
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2009 with permission of the Author.

    My sister Kelly was paralyzed when she was 16. For the next 25 years she was totally dependent on others. Even though she got dealt a bad hand, she remained strong and dignified throughout her life. That is why she'll always be "The Strongest Girl I Ever Knew." Kelly, I know you're dancing in Heaven.
    In Loving Memory of Kelly Doe

    in Inspirational Poems

    She never got to dance
    Or go to her own prom.
    She never got the chance
    To forget where she came from.

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    The poem was very touching. I enjoyed reading it, and it reminds me of someone I know and is part of my life. She is none other than my sister. She was always on her feet doing things just...

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  4. My Mother, My Angel

    I lost my mother to cancer on 9/2/2012. I wrote this in her honor. She wasn't just a mom to me; she was my best friend. My heart breaks for anyone who loses their mom. May you, too, find comfort in these words. God bless.

    In memory of Shirley A Fowler

    in Mother Death Poems

    Once upon a time an angel held my hand.
    She wiped away my tears and helped me understand
    Our time on Earth is brief; there are lessons to be learned.
    Each precious day God gives us, another page is turned.

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    It will get better, I promise you, and there will come a day when you remember moments from your childhood with smiles and joy. I thank God every day for my mother even though she has crossed...

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  5. Remember When

    Poem about remembering falling in love, sharing a life, and rekindling love.

    in Relationship Poems

    Remember when we first did meet,
    our hearts rejoiced and skipped a beat.
    Remember our first kiss goodnight,
    the hug we shared that summer's night.

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    I believe this poem had been written for my spouse and me to let us know that what we share is much greater than the trials we had faced and will ever face. It reminds us of the times we had...

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  7. Smart Phone - Dumb User

    • By Rick W. Cotton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2017 with permission of the Author.

    As I grow older, I find that technology gets more and more frightening, every day. Maybe I should go live in the woods.

    in Humorous Poems

    My new phone is "smart." I guess that I'm not.
    Amazing what all this here smart phone has got.
    TV and Weather and Internet, too.
    There's just no limits to what it can do.

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    I loved it. I never knew poems could be funny too. This is actually my first and it surely left a mark. This is exactly what most old people feel when it comes to techy stuff. We teenagers...

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  8. Renewed By The Morning Light

    This poem is about nature and also about being grateful for each new day and a chance to start anew.

    in Inspirational Poems

    I sit upon my front porch stoop
    Beneath the morning sun.
    Grateful for the moment spent
    Away from everyone.

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    This poem is absolutely beautiful! I, too, spend as much time as possible outside with Nature! The birds and trees help to start each day, no matter the weather. I do my best thinking,...

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  9. Heartache

    Many of us have had twice the heartbreak during COVID by not being able to be with someone we love when they are dying. I have myself known the sorrow of not being able to see a close long-standing childhood friend when she was dying.

    in Grief Poems

    I wasn't there to say goodbye,
    to reminisce of times gone by.

    I wasn't there to make you smile,

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    Six years ago, my mother was in the hospital. She had congestive heart failure. After my dad would get back from the hospital, I would always ask him if she was getting better. One day, he...

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  10. A Still Moment

    It's such a fast-paced world. Still I find it worthwhile and refreshing to spare little moments during the day to ponder nature's beauty around me. That's what inspired this. I hope you enjoy it.

    in Beauty of Nature Poems

    Take a moment.
    Put the worries behind.
    Take in the beauty around.
    Let it relax your mind.

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    This makes me feel the opposite of what I feel when I need to finish my hours of homework. This poem is a work of art that makes you feel so centered and calm. If this poem was my stuffed...

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  11. Till My Last Breath

    • By Joydip Dutt
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2021 with permission of the Author.

    I wrote this poem to express my love for my life partner.

    in Husband Poems

    I cannot promise                       
    you that there will be no sad moments in your life,

    But I promise                    

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    This poem is so lovely, simple, truthful, and sweet. What a perfect poem to read as part of your marriage vows. If I ever do get married (at 68, probably never), but if I did, I would ask...

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  12. If I Don't Make It Home

    • By Jodi M. Kucera
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2019 with permission of the Author.

    This is about a soldier who doesn't make it home to his wife, and he's telling her to remember him.

    in War Poems

    If I don't make it home, please remember it wasn't because I didn't try.
    The last thing I wanted was to make you cry.

    I wanted more than anything to make it back to you,

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    This was a beautiful poem about the plight of all the men and women who sacrifice their lives daily for our freedom. The families and friends they leave behind for the love and cost for...

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  13. If You See My Mom In Heaven

    Within two years, my husband and I both lost parents, him a dad and myself my mom. I wrote a poem called "If You See My Dad In Heaven." It became popular, so I wrote one about my mom. It's very good therapy to express and write about your loved ones. You remember all the beautiful reasons you loved them so much.

    in Spiritual Poems about Death

    If you see my mom in heaven,
    She won't be hard to find.
    She's God's masterpiece of
    Motherhood.

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    My Mom passed away about 2 weeks ago. This poem really struck home. When I go through her pictures, I get teary eyed. I love my mom. She is the core of my family. Now being in heaven, I know...

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  14. Coronavirus - Have You Seen

    • By Beryl L Edmonds
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2020 with permission of the Author.

    At 8:00pm on Thursday, March 26, 2020, people across the whole of the U.K. stood at their windows or stepped outside their homes to applaud the National Health Staff who are working so hard in difficult conditions to care for those suffering from the Coronavirus.

    in Current Events Poems

    Have you seen the doctors who hardly get to sleep?
    From sad weary eyes, silent tears they weep.
    They're battling to save hundreds of lives,
    Yet see so many dying right before their eyes.

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    Thank you, Azeezah. Your response is most appreciated... Beryl

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  15. Sea Of Change

    I originally wrote this as two separate poems.

    in Change Poems

    The clouds never break
    Like blue waters do
    On this Island of Pain.
    How can I stand true?

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  16. Accepting One Another

    • By Mary V. Botten
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2021 with permission of the Author.

    I wrote this poem after recent events in the UK.

    in Compassion Poems

    We are not the same,
    Not in creed, in colour or name.
    Yet together we inhabit this earth,
    We should value each other's worth.

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    Thank you, Silas, for your comment. I am pleased my poem resonates with you.

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  17. The Old Christmas Card

    I found a very special old Christmas card in a box of stuff while packing to move. I stopped in my tracks and sat on the floor surrounded by boxes and opened cupboards. The card was from my beautiful Mum. She'd passed away three short years before. I was struck by the sheer beauty of the words. The card written by her shaky hand. I've still got that card and will always treasure it.

    in Christmas Poems

    I found a little Christmas card.
    ‘Twas in a box of stuff.
    I opened it and read it.
    Its verse was written thus.

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    Excellent. I lost my father 4 years ago, and ever since, I have been saving Christmas Cards given to me by my mother. At age 85, there is no guarantee she will be here this or next Christmas....

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  18. I Am Close

    This poem is about losing someone close and if they could give you the courage to go on in life. There is still much life to live, and they will always be close to you if you look for them.

    in Death Moving On Poems

    In your thoughts
    we will touch.
    In your dreams
    we will meet.

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  19. You Take Me There

    I am just here to be a server to all of those who are in need. I am a prayer partner where I go to service and am happy to serve all.

    in God Poems

    As I search for your saving grace,
    I know one day I'll see your face.
    Waiting is the hardest thing for me.
    I know with you I will be so free.

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    This poem is so great. I can feel the love and faith of God.

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  20. Do You Dare?

    • By Sandra Hearth
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2020 with permission of the Author.

    We always regret when something has been lost, when we no longer have what we took for granted. We don't stop to consider what our acts will have on our home. We take it all with a pinch of salt. We abuse and use, we spit out and spit on, we are cruel and greedy, we are blinded by our own needs. Things must change. We can change. Let's hit the pause button and take a breath, look, listen, and see. We are capable of such horror and yet we are capable of such beauty.

    in Earth Poems

    A world of peace, a world of hope.
    Not full of violence, crime and dope.

    I want all that's bad to be stopped in its tracks.

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  21. Letter To My Daughter

    I wrote this poem for my 22-year-old daughter, Ayla, to let her know that I love her and I will always be there for her.

    in Daughter Poems

    When I first held you in my arms,
    You were so perfect and so small.
    You are a full-grown woman now;
    And I am proud, oh how!

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  22. The Workout

    To be honest, my weight loss battles could be more aptly described as half-hearted tussles. Occasionally, I have managed to lose some weight, only to find it has snuck up on me again while I wasn't looking! But I also haven't lost my sense of humour, which is a good thing.

    in Funny Life Poems

    I need to lose weight, just a pound or twenty.
    If I could lose fifty, well that would be plenty.
    I could join a gym, but I don't have the gumption.
    My legging clad legs aren't for public consumption.

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    This was positively delightful! I'm quite sure this sums up just about anyone who has ever tried to exercise, only to be utterly fed up with it in no time. This definitely got me laughing,...

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