Family Poems for Kids

Family Poems for Kids

Fun & Serious Family Poems for Children

All children are born into a family, and it’s with those people they create bonds, strong relationships, and lasting memories. Even when brothers and sisters get on each other’s nerves, deep down they love each other. Grandparents, mothers and fathers, and siblings hold a special place in a child’s heart.

18 Family Poems for Kids - From Fun to Serious

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  1. 1. Great Grandpa

    • By Alan Balter
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Great Grandpa is a wise old man who says he's ninety-four.
    He tells me that he lost his leg fighting in some war.
    When I was just a little tot with eyes and nose still runny,
    He swears that he forgot my name, so now he calls me Sonny.

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    Balter's poem reminds me of my own grandfather whom I lost 49 years ago when he was 94. I remember his two habits very lucidly. He was a frugal eater. He used to weigh his food every time...

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  3. 2. Fishing With My Grandpa

    • By Dawneisha Washington
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2006 with permission of the Author.

    My Grandpa and I do a lot of things together,
    But fishing with my Grandpa is the best ever.
    I love going to the lake when the sky is all blue.
    I love riding in my Grandpa's boat, too.

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    Love your poem about fishing with your Grandpa. There are millions of fish in the oceans and ponds, but being with your Grandpa is a beautiful bond! Enjoy every memory with him; it's priceless!

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  5. 3. Brother Trouble

    • By Richard Thomas
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Of all the burdens I must bear,
    My brother's number one.
    Our parents really messed up there.
    They've raised an awful son.

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    A beautiful poem with childhood memories, both positive and negative. The experience of many younger brothers, I guess.

  6. 4. Fierce Adventures

    Famous Poem

    • By Annette Wynne

    Between the bookcase and the wall
    'Is raised a castle, gray and tall,
    The desk top is a wooden moat,
    The rocking chair's a pirate boat,—

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  7. 5. Fishing With Dad

    • By Douglas J. Williams
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2006 with permission of the Author.

    I remember my dad waking me up at 4 o'clock.
    Barely getting up with my eyes half shut,
    Getting ready and packing up dad's truck,
    Hoping to catch some fish down at the dock.

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  8. 6. My Little Nephew

    Whenever I see your sweetest smile,
    My pain and sorrow are gone for a while.

    Whenever I get mad because you're so unruly,

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  9. 7. From Dad

    • By Richard Burge
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011 with permission of the Author.

    I never thought I could love someone
    The way that I love you.
    I'm completely fascinated
    With everything you do.

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    These values, considered to be outdated, have their own charm and importance. Love, after all, is the backbone of any society. Even plantation, animals and human beings long for love. Now, in...

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  10. 8. My Best Friend, My Mother

    • By Linda S. Cooper-Freeman
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2006 with permission of the Author.

    This woman as beautiful as can be.
    She's always been there for me.
    Yeah, she's my mother, my best friend too.
    Without her in my life,

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  11. 9. Boys

    Bullseyes and targets, marbles and darts.
    Little green bugs and bicycle parts.
    Frogs in their pockets, worms in their shirt.
    A boy is a boy for all he is worth.

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  12. 10. Open Arms

    • By Nicole R. Melson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2019 with permission of the Author.

    You're the one with open arms
    When the darkness closes in.
    When the shadows come and the nightmares make it hard to sleep,
    You're always there to chase them all away.

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  13. 11. Mommy Will Sing A Lullaby

    • By Wendy Evans
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2018 with permission of the Author.

    All tucked up and snug in bed
    as angels stand guard above your head,
    Mommy will kiss away your fears.
    She'll stroke your hair and dry your tears.

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  14. 12. What Are We Going To Do With You?

    • By Jenna
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2013 with permission of the Author.

    Sometimes you drive us all crazy.
    Sometimes me more than others.
    But sometimes you yell
    and kick at nothing for no reason.

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    This poem just reminds me of my daughter and how she gets on her big brother's nerves. She is a sweet thing to have around, but you can never tell what she will do in the next minutes. Most...

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  15. 13. In My Granny's Lap

    • By Judy Gipson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2009 with permission of the Author.

    I find such a comfort
    In my Granny's lap.
    I snuggle and lie there
    As I take my nap.

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  16. 14. Jovani

    • By Lexie Webster
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2011 with permission of the Author.

    You're my nephew, my only man.
    I can walk and hold your hand.
    When I see you, I see a light.
    When I see you, I hold on tight.

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  17. 15. A Mom Is Like A Present

    • By Andee
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2008 with permission of the Author.

    A mom is a person to stand right
    beside you until the very end.
    She'll always be there for you,
    no matter where or when.

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    It's a loving and inspiring poem. I loved it. The best poem I've ever read!

  18. 16. My Life After My Parents' Divorce

    • By Kayla K. Eikermann
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2006 with permission of the Author.

    This is my life:

    My parents are split up.
    I can't believe they gave up.

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    I love this poem and relate to it very much! I'm using it for a class presentation. After my parents got divorced, God blessed me with the best bonus mom ever! She even feels like my own. My...

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  19. 17. Muffins With Momma

    • By Michaela Hart
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Momma's in the kitchen
    making muffins for me.
    There's eggs, raisins, milk
    And white powdery stuff I see.

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  20. 18. Breaking Day

    • By Margaret Benison
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2014 with permission of the Author.

    Today, I broke everything I touched
    Brother's phone,
    His toys,
    My own toothbrush

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    I get what you feel. I have bad days too. But whatever I do, I will still be loved, AND SO WILL YOU! Go for it! Don´t be afraid to shine! Crack a joke! Be brave. You will survive! If you need...

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