Loving Poems about Family
Poems on Family Love: Celebrating the Unbreakable Bonds of Family
Our family is the proverbial egg that we were hatched from. Everything about who we are, both our nature and nurture comes from our family. Often in western society, we stray far from our family and may not talk to them for years at a time. We may feel that we have nothing in common with them. We may choose to run away from our roots because they are too painful to face. Ultimately however, our past holds the key to our future. If we do not face where we come from, we will have difficulty understanding our present and future.
52 Poems about the Importance of Family
A family is like a circle.
The connection never ends,
and even if at times it breaks,
in time it always mends.
A family is like the stars.
Somehow they're always there.
Families are those who help,
who support and always care.
A family is like a book.
The ending's never clear,
but through the pages of the book,
their love is always near.
A family is many things.
With endless words that show
who they are and what they do
and how they teach you so you know.
But don't be weary if it's broken
or if through time it's been so worn.
Families are like that -
they're split up and always torn.
But even if this happens,
your family will always be.
They help define just who you are
and will be a part of you eternally.Featured Shared Story
I enjoyed reading this poem. The poet uses relevant and strong similes that remain in the reader's mind. There's no way one can separate from their families because they found it there and at...
It seems like only yesterday
Our lives were just beginning.
Your love for us never failed,
Our hearts continually mending.
It is strange to watch the time fly
Before our very eyes,
Which reminds me of the blessing,
That we have you in our lives.
To have yet to feel the touch
That's as gentle as your hand
The closeness of our family
One could never understand.
As each of our lives
Continues to change,
Reflections of your love
In each of us remains.
You have pointed out the path
And led us along the way;
The wisdom you have planted,
We each still hold today.
You sheltered us through childhood
And saw us through today,
Taught us of the Lord above,
About faith, and how to pray.
One day we'll all be in heaven
Dancing on the throne,
Praising God for giving us
A family like we've never known.
No matter where our lives may go,
We will trust the Lord above
And through it all always thank him
For our grandparents' love.Featured Shared Story
My grandparents are my life. The lines of the poetry touch my heart.
The blessings of a big family
are only seen by a few
A few of the chosen ones
that God has given this blessing to
The blessings are so numerous
it's hard to even start
to number or to name them but
they all hold a place in the heart
The heart of every person in a
big family is unique
its uniqueness makes us special
and should not be critiqued
The memories that are made
are more precious than gold
from babies to weddings
from young and to old
From grandparents to grandchildren
and everyone in between
the many special relationships that are built
and could have never been foreseen
Thank you God
for my big family I will treasure
through the good times and bad
the memories could not be measured
Thank you God
for birthdays, simple get-togethers and even the tears
for I pray that these blessings
last many, many more years
To have a big family
can be a lot of work, not just play
but life is too short
so I THANK GOD FOR MY BIG FAMILY TODAY!Featured Shared Story
I am on my second scrapbook for my 18 year old Granddaughters. The first one I did I found this poem and thought that it could have been written just for me. It made me cry it's such a...
I don't know when it started,
Or how it all began,
But God created families,
As only our Lord can.
He was teaching what it means
To love, honor, and obey.
He wanted a strong bond
That we don't see too much today.
He wanted someone to hold us
And show respect for others.
He wanted someone who'd be gentle,
So he created mothers.
He wanted someone strong,
A support filled with love,
So he created fathers,
Sent from heaven up above.
Brothers and sisters came next,
With that, an instant friend.
Someone to look up to,
Someone on whom to depend.
When he put them all together,
He was amazed at what he'd done.
He had created a family,
Mother, father, daughter, son.
But look at the family,
Created by only two.
How many we've become,
And all because of you.
We have a lot to be thankful for,
The memories through the years.
The many times together,
Full of laughter, full of tears.
I don't know where we'd be today,
If it weren't for the two of you.
To show us strength, support, and love,
Like only the two of you can do.Featured Shared Story
This poem reminds me of my mom's side of the family and my dad's side. We love each other and we're glad that God put us together.
God gave each of us a special family
that we can call our own.
A family that loves us for who we are
so we would never feel alone.
They may not like everything we do
or everything we say,
but the beautiful thing about "family"
is that they love us anyway.
Sometimes we feel rejected
by people who do not care,
but our hearts are warmed when remembering
that our family is always there!
So hug them a little more often,
for sometimes we hurt the ones we love.
And tell them how much you love them,
for they were sent to you from above.Featured Shared Story
I was deeply touched by this poem because the family relations are the closest to my heart. Though friends have their own importance, the family can't be replaced with them. Family relations,...
When you feel like breaking down or crashing in,
Who do you turn to, to forgive your sin?
When you cried your lonely tears,
Who will be there to fight your fears?
And when it feels like no one would understand,
Who was there to hold your hand?
There are people whom you can't replace,
They're the ones who gave you your face.
They'll love you through thick and thin,
They show you the light from deep within.
And if by chance you happen to die,
They'll be the ones who will really cry.
You see, my friend, there's no one who can love you more
Than your very own parents, that's for sure.
Always remember this is true,
That wherever you go, your parents will be there for you.Featured Shared Story
God bless you. I believe your son is up there looking down and watching over you. God has done miracles in my and my family's life, and love always finds a way. I pray that you will see God's...
While you weren't here
I cried every night.
A million tears fell,
Still my heart wasn't right.
While you weren't here
I did what I could,
Hoping against hope
My decisions were good.
While you weren't here
I gained some in age.
Things just went on
And life turned a page.
While you weren't here
I just tried to go on,
Knowing what didn't kill me
Would only make me strong.
While you weren't here
A whole lot got changed.
My life became different,
My world rearranged.
While you weren't here
I had to learn to be alone,
To stand on my two feet,
To make my own home.
So that's where I am now,
At this stage of my life,
Still scared and alone,
Still coping with strife.
And oh how I wish that
Things could be different,
That I could go back
To a time in the past,
To a time before
You weren't here.Featured Shared Story
This poem hit me like a truck. My mum's around, but she's never had an emotional attachment to me. My dad's a loser somewhere. I struggle daily with my feelings and am struggling after my...
When monsters lurked beneath my bed
And scary dreams ran through my head,
When thunder growled those sounds I dread,
There you were,
When scuffed up knees made me cry,
Soft hankies wiped my sad eyes dry,
Coaxing me each time I tried.
You were always there,
Who held my hand when I was scared?
Ate candy that he should have shared?
The things I did because you dared,
In times of trouble, times of need,
I feel such strength surrounding me,
Without whose love I can't succeed.
I love you all, my family.
The love of this family can show the work of God
To prevail over our weakest of moments
To lend a hand or mend a broken heart.
To cry or laugh with one another shall always be
Embraced with open arms and a smiling face.
Times they are tough, but alone you will never be
To have the love of this family
It's as easy as one, two, three.
The joy of a birth, to watch a little life grow
Are memories to cherish that we will never let go
The pain of a death, the emptiness felt inside,
The family is all here, no need to hide
Over the years our surroundings have changed
Now God has blessed us with a little James.
May our daughters grow into little women
They better all remember my sweet baby lemon.
To be so lucky to have a family like this
When we all get to Heaven, God deserves a big kiss.
In our souls, minds, and hearts
May this family never be torn apart
The love of this family has shown me the work of God
To realize this gift for the world to see, how much my family cares for me
May our love grow and carry on even long after we are all gone
Thank you to my family for the love that you all show
Every good deed God will surely know.Featured Shared Story
Well I really like your poem because it kind of relate to me and my family when we have problems but know we will work all are problems out with the people in it... so thanks for writing this...
10. In Your Eyes
You can see all in a person's eyes.
Their pain, guilt, happiness, sadness, fear.
It's all there, if you just take the time to look.
In your eyes I see someone unlike any other,
A strong soul, brave, with a big heart,
Blessed with the gift to bring happiness and laughter.
With open arms embracing every day to the fullest,
A spirit fit to soar with the eagles, wild and free.
Never to let the impending day's work bring her down.
This spirit will live on forever,
In the eyes of your children, grandchildren, and so on.
You've given us all a gift,
The most wonderful gift you could give, your love.
And now, I see in my eyes a part of you,
Because you are in my heart forever and for always.
11. Treasured Gift
A cherished gift
Your family's love
A gift to me
From God above
Embraced my life
With open arms
I feel so safe
Away from harm
You make me feel
Like I belong
A strange emotion
Once thought gone
Your family's trust
I'll always keep
Your family's love
I'll treasure deep
12. Family Matters
How often do we push aside
The thought to make a call
To just one family member
Who we rarely see at all?
Do we know if they are doing well
Or married still?
Do we know if someone close to them
Is sick or very ill?
Are we concerned at how much time
Has passed since we last met?
And are we sure we can afford
To sit and just forget?
We should not waste another day
In doing things we'd rather.
Instead, we should reach out once more
Because our family matters.
13. A Family
A warm welcome
A how do you do
Words of kindness
And comfort too
A perfect little unit
So happy all in place
Show each loving face
Discussions of your day
Saying you need not be thinner
Making that frown go away
Before going to bed
A goodnight is always said
A family we'll be
A family, you'll see
14. Family Reunion
Not enough hours in the day, we often say
we watch as the busyness of life allows time to slip away.
Before we know, days turn to months and months into years,
Time is mapped with laughter and cheers,
the long road sometimes landmarked with sadness and tears.
Elders pass and children grow.
Has it been that long we ask, where does the time go?
Not every chance to gather is taken.
"We'll see them next time," we say and hope we're not mistaken.
A chance like now comes once in a lifetime, it seems,
when the bright light of family is nurtured and beams.
There will be laughter and time to reminisce.
We will all be proud this is a chance we did not miss.Featured Shared Story
When our chairperson of the George Family Reunion Committee called for reunion poetry for the 2009 Family Reunion Booklet, I went in search of just the right poem to describe my feelings...
15. My Siblings
Life is passing so quickly,
Dreams are proliferating so rapidly,
But in the middle of all these,
Memories are embracing so tightly...
The time we spent together was most memorable,
The days we live apart were most dreadful,
The fights we shared together were most dangerous,
Still the care we tend to do is most wondrous...
Rare is the love which I receive from you,
Precious is the knowledge which I receive from you,
But paramount of all these,
Peculiar are my siblings which I receive from God...Featured Shared Story
Why are you not here, my siblings? Why don't you care? We are here on earth but once. There was a time when our love was so dear. Why are you not here, my siblings? Time is passing by, I am...
They say that times were tough then
That money was very tight
But I remember my childhood
And I know that can't be right
Mom would cook our dinner
Dad came home at five
We were all sitting at the table
Waiting for him to arrive
We wouldn't eat from a microwave
Or a restaurant down the street
We all ate Mom's home cooking
And boy, that can't be beat
We didn't eat in front of the TV
Or with a phone in our hand
We weren't plugged into a stereo
Bopping to the latest band
We would all sit at the table
Everyone in their place
There were never any surprises
We recognized every face
Brothers to the left of me
Sisters to the right
That's the way we ate dinner
Every single night
We laughed, we joked, we talked, we ate
We were a family, don't you see
Though some may have been raised poor
You can see it wasn't me
We ate collards, we ate biscuits
We ate fatback and blackeyed peas
We said yes sir, we said no sir
We said thank you ma'am and please
So when you talk of family life
Or how it used to be
Though many had more money
None were as rich as meFeatured Shared Story
It was a very good poem. It reminded me of my childhood. When we did not have much money but we had eggs from our chicken's house. We have plenty of fruits and vegetables and...
You are the meaning of strength
at its highest peak.
You have courage
when the rest of us are weak.
You inspire me
to live for the now
and to never give up
because you don't know how.
I've learned from you
why family comes first.
It's because when you need them,
they're there when you hurt.
No matter the pain,
it all hurts the same.
And family you can count on
to always remain.
When the road gets rocky,
you seem to take each bump
and walk over them smoothly,
hump after hump.
You have no idea
about the effect you've made,
and with the lessons I've learned
my life's made a change.
Not just a change
but also a growth.
From an immature child
to a young woman with hope.Featured Shared Story
My niece-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She was transferred from the hospital to hospice today and may not be here for Christmas this year. She has been in my family for...
Family is a funny thing
People living in harmony
We will experience some pain
But in the end, we will always gain
People change and people grow
Yet every seed is always sown
We take from each other what we will use
In our lives that we eventually choose
Yet we never forget about who we are
No matter if we are close or far
Togetherness will always be in our heart
No matter if we ever part
So when we feel afraid and alone
Always remember that there is no place like home
time is lighter than a feather
through your fingers it slips
and after time and time
my jar of love never tips
for love is stronger than hate
it slaps it in the face
it's like an angel
but stays in the same place
for where it stays is in my heart
and my heart will never break
thy sorrow and sadness
to happy it will make
we all have invisible halos above our head
different personalities they give us
for I have love
are you the one with trust?
heaven sent from our father above,
bonded by the power of love.
No matter what, family has each other's backs
when push comes to shove.
understanding, never demanding,
all for one and one for all.
I will never leave you alone standing.
one in itself; my love is your love.
Your pain is my pain, my wealth is your wealth.
I promise to never leave you by yourself.
the strongest team, the strongest unit.
If love could be visualized,
family would be the blueprint.
forgiveness and patience.
It's sweeter than the sweetest fragrance.
The power of family is a reflection of God's compassion and magnificence.
never turning our back, and never placing shames.
Lending my helping hand and not a finger pointing the blame.
No matter what, a family bond can never be broken.
Even through a nuclear explosion,
if one of us lives, we all live.
Forever to eternity, we are family,
My father, my mother, my sisters, and me.Featured Shared Story
This poem has really touched me. It reminded me of my own family. I had six siblings, me being the seventh child. Sadly, four of them passed away. I now have two sister whom I love and...
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