The struggle with anxiety can be raw, scary, and debilitating. These poems about anxiety give a glimpse into the difficult struggle.
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Favorite poems for celebrating a father’s birthday. A father does so many things for his children, and his birthday is a great time to tell him how much you love him. Use these poems to express your love to your father and wish him a wonderful year.
Popular poems for celebrating a daughter’s birthday. Having a daughter is a special gift, and her birthday is a great time to tell her how much you love her and wish her a wonderful year.
Popular poems for celebrating a son’s birthday. Having a son is a special gift, and his birthday is a great time to tell him how much you love him and to wish him a wonderful year. Express your heartfelt birthday wishes for your son with these loving happy birthday poems.
Celebrating the birthday of a loved one who has passed away can be difficult. You want nothing more than for that person to be here with you. Poetry is a great source of comfort during times of grief.
Your wife or husband's birthday is a great time to share all that he or she means to you. Sharing a sweet birthday poem is a great way to express your love and happy birthday wishes to him or her.
Family Friend Poems occasionally holds Poetry Contests with various prizes. If there is an ongoing poetry contest you can find information on our Submit Poem page.
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This collection contain the winning Poems from our various contests.
- Children's Poetry Contest - Summer 2019 - Candy Tree Shops
- Acrostic Poetry Contest - April 2019 - The Poetry Masters
- Acrostic Poetry Contest - April 2019 - Runner-Up - Father
- Birthday Poetry Contest - January 2019 - Special Day
- Christmas Poetry Contest - December 2018 - My Wish For This Christmas
- Children's Poetry Contest - Summer 2018 - Cool Summer
- Haiku Contest - July 2016 - Summer - Everything Is Pink
- Haiku Contest - June 2016 - Summer Foods - The Pink Summer Sphere
The holiday season is marked with a variety of traditions that have been established since childhood. While there are some universal Christmas traditions, each family has their own memories to cherish during this special time of year.
For many people, the holidays are a difficult time due to grieving the loss of a loved one, whether it be from death or separation due to distance or strained relationships. Memories of Christmas and the holiday season are filled with loved ones who have since passed away or are not here.
Poems about remembering lost loved ones during Christmas and the holiday season.
Classic poems about Christmas by famous poets. Famous religious Christmas poems such as The Holy Night By Elizabeth Barrett Browning and The Holy Night By Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
The classic poem which created the Santa Claus we all know and love, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore and poems by Edgar A. Guest about good old fashioned wholesome Christmas cheer.
Humorous Poems about Christmas that will you make smile. Enjoy this collection of cute rhyming Christmas poems for kids and adults about Santa Claus, the last minute rush to buy presents and spending time with family.
Christmas poems for children. Funny rhyming poems about Santa Claus and presents. Religious Poems for kids teaching the true meaning of Christmas. Including 'Twas The Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore the famous poem that inpired our modern version of Santa Claus.
Popular religious Poems about the story of Christmas and Jesus' Birth. Famous and Modern Poems that tell the true meaning and story of what happened on Christmas. Christmas Lessons and why Christians all over the world have observed the Christmas Holiday for thousands of years.
Similes are a form of figurative language that use the words "like" or "as" to compare two things. Similes are a writing technique used by poets and all writers to create rich imagery and memorable connections for their readers. Writers use similes to enhance descriptions of feelings, experiences or objects by comparing them vividly to something else.
Learn more: What are Similes And Metaphors In Poetry?
Symbolism is a technique used in writing when one thing stands for something else. Some examples of symbolism are a rainbow represents hope, a withering leaf stands for aging and a dove with an olive branch is a symbol of peace.
What is Children's Poetry and is it different than poetry for Teens and Adults? It's not fundamentally different. Children's Poetry just needs to be written in a way that captures the interest of children.
Famous poet, Carl Sandburg's definitions of poetry include, "Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance" and "Poetry is a sliver of the moon lost in the belly of a golden frog". Children's imaginations are more flexible than adults. Poetry is a wonderful way to introduce children to literature and to life.
Included in this collection are the most popular poems from contemporary and amateur poets who have submitted their original poems for children to Family Friend Poems over the past 12 years.
Some mother-child relationships are strained or tense. Wounds exist that create frustration, anger, and distance.
Poems in this collection are about navigating troublesome relationships between mothers and daughters and mothers and sons.
Examples of short famous poems by famous poets such as Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Sara Teasdale.
Short Funny poems by famous poets such as Ogden Nash and Shel Silverstein and short poems for children by famous poets including A. A. Milne and Christina Rossetti.
Are you looking for poems with a certain technique, or do you want to learn about techniques such as using rhyming, metaphors, and personification? You'll find an Analysis of Form and Technique box that showcases poetic techniques used in these poems and provides links to articles further explaining those techniques.
Are you looking for inspiration and a format to write your own poetry? Check out the Try It Yourself articles, complete with PDFs to print and begin using for your own writing.
An adjective is the part of speech that describes a noun (person, place, or thing). Poets uses adjectives to give a detailed and vivid description of the noun they are describing.
Using descriptive language to illustrate strong feelings such as pain or love can help the poet show the intensity of the feelings they are experiencing and to paint a more memorable picture for the reader.
Repetition in poetry is when a poem has repeated lines or phrases. Repetition is used to bring a reader's attention to specific ideas or themes in the poem, and it's a useful technique to create structure in a poem.
Read more about how repetition is used in poetry.
One famous historical book says, "expectation postponed is making the heart sick". Those wise words have proven true time and again for many. Many people wait their whole lives for things that are difficult to come across, like true love or exceptional secular opportunities.
Unfortunately, some things, like finding a soulmate, do not necessarily happen when one would like. Often, the wait can become frustrating, causing sadness, anger and other negative feelings.
One way to combat such feelings is to read the poetry of others who have experienced similar emotions.
Each of us have people we consider heroes. For some, that hero is a soldier, firefighter, police officer, or doctor. For others, it’s a single mom, hard-working dad, or other everyday people. What makes someone a hero? It’s someone who sacrifices for the well-being of others. They put the needs of others above their own wants and desires. Heroes are determined, courageous, and brave. In this collection, our poets highlight their own personal heroes. Who are your heroes?
These poems are great to use with high schoolers because they help develop critical thinking and analytical skills. In addition to academic benefits, these poems also deal with difficult and thought-provoking topics of life. They include themes such as death, betrayal, brokenness, and disappointments. Many high schoolers have faced ups and downs of life, and they will find these poems relatable. Some poems in this collection have been written by famous poets such as Maya Angelou and Pablo Neruda.
Middle school can be a stressful time in life to navigate, but poetry can be a great outlet. These poems convey important life lessons, such as determination and self-acceptance. They can also be used to teach poetic structures and literary devices such as descriptive language and symbolism. Many of these poems have been written by famous poets such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes.
Using poetry is a great way to convey important messages to children in an engaging way. Many poems in this collection can read like fables, giving children a lesson to think about at the end. These poems are great to use with elementary students to teach skills such as critical thinking, communication, and fluency. They also feature poetry techniques such as rhyming schemes and descriptive language. In addition to educational benefits, poetry also encourages creativity and self-expression. Some of these poems have been written by famous poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Guest, and A.A. Milne. This collection includes fun forms such as concrete poems, ABC poems, and limericks that are perfect for elementary students.
Introducing young children to poetry is a great way to help them develop language. The rhyming nature of many poems helps with this development. The poems in this collection are great for students in grades K-3. They are filled with humor and relatable topics for primary elementary children. Some of those topics include pets, being sick, imagination, spending time with family members, and many more. You'll also be able to find poems written by famous children's poets such as Shel Silverstein and A.A. Milne. These simple yet engaging pieces help children develop a love of words and reading that will hopefully last a lifetime.
We are all looking for practical guidance to help us live a more meaningful life. These uplifting poems are filled with inspiring advice. They encourage readers to make small, daily choices that will better their quality of life. Open your heart to all this world has to offer. Although life is filled with many ups and downs, we can learn to make the most of every opportunity, overcome struggles and hardships, and put the past behind us. Focus on what matters most, enjoy the simple things, and live in the present. We hope these poems encourage you to live life to the fullest.
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