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Published: February 3, 2022

Favorite Poems From Top Poets On Family Friend Poems

20 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. 

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  1. My Soulmate

    Heartache Of Losing A Loved One

    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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    • Stories 49
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    • Favorited 109
    • Votes 1542
    • Rating 4.58
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    Featured Shared Story

    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

    Inspirational Poem About Disabled Sister

    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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    • Stories 39
    • Shares 15293
    • Favorited 191
    • Votes 6425
    • Rating 4.55
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    Featured Shared Story

    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. Heartache

    Wishing To Be There When A Loved One Is 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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    • Stories 7
    • Shares 376
    • Favorited 25
    • Votes 111
    • Rating 4.71
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  5. Renewed By The Morning Light

    Start Each Day 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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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 65
    • Rating 4.68
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    I do so enjoy your poems - keep writing. Best wishes, Ann

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  7. My Mother, My Angel

    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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    • Stories 65
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    • Favorited 148
    • Votes 3713
    • Rating 4.59
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    Featured Shared Story

    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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  8. Till My Last Breath

    A Promise For My Life Partner

    in Love Forever Poems

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

    But I promise                    

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 73
    • Votes 153
    • Rating 4.56
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  9. If I Don't Make It Home

    A Soldier Not Making It Home

    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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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 2707
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 474
    • Rating 4.49
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    Featured Shared Story

    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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  10. Remember When

    Remembering 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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    • Stories 8
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    • Favorited 128
    • Votes 1496
    • Rating 4.49
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    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  11. A Still Moment

    Nature's Soothing Appeal

    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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    • Stories 6
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    • Favorited 77
    • Votes 1216
    • Rating 4.40
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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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  12. Smart Phone - Dumb User

    New Technology And Old People

    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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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 14112
    • Favorited 86
    • Votes 1702
    • Rating 4.32
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    • Poem of the Day
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    Just a note of appreciation to Mr. Cotton. My 10-year-old son selected this poem for his poetry recital (google search: funny poems over 1 minute) and won first place out of over 200...

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  13. If You See My Mom In Heaven

    Poem About Mom In Heaven

    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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    • Stories 5
    • Shares 5229
    • Favorited 73
    • Votes 684
    • Rating 4.68
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    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. Sea Of Change

    Changing From One Mood To Another

    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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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 271
    • Favorited 60
    • Votes 61
    • Rating 4.66
    • Poem of the Day
  15. Accepting One Another

    Accepting Differences

    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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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 40
    • Rating 4.65
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    Featured Shared Story

    For sure, we're not the same but in essence we are. I always read, re-read the second half of this poem. MV Botten captures my all in thought and fears of the things we share.

  16. Coronavirus - Have You Seen

    Poem Thanking Doctors And Nurses

    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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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 535
    • Favorited 28
    • Votes 116
    • Rating 4.60
    • Poem of the Day
  17. The Old Christmas Card

    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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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 89
    • Rating 4.44
    Featured Shared Story

    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

    Living Life After The Death Of A Loved One

    in Death Moving On Poems

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

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 578
    • Favorited 23
    • Votes 100
    • Rating 4.43
    • Poem of the Day
  19. You Take Me There

    Poem About Needing God

    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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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 394
    • Favorited 22
    • Votes 556
    • Rating 4.41
    Featured Shared Story

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

  20. Do You Dare?

    Making The World A Better Place

    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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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 111
    • Rating 4.39
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  21. The Workout

    Funny Poem About The Challenges Of Losing Weight

    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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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 1559
    • Favorited 24
    • Votes 264
    • Rating 4.34
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    Featured Shared Story

    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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  22. Letter To My Daughter

    Touching Poem To A Daughter Going Out On Her Own

    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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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 504
    • Favorited 18
    • Votes 58
    • Rating 4.29
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