Loving Poems about Family

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

  1. 1. A Family Is Like A Circle

    • By Nicole M. O'Neil
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    What is a family? Each of the first 3 stanzas uses a different simile to explain how deep and lasting the connection between family members is. Similies are figures of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds, using the word like or as.

    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.

    A Family Is Like A Circle

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  3. 2. A Grandparent's Love

    • By Tina Williams
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    The memories of childhood are never forgotten and are often in the forefront of our minds.

    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.

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  5. 3. The Blessings Of A Big Family

    • By Jennifer L. Sylvester
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    How wonderful and special to be part of a big family that lives harmoniously.

    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!

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  6. 4. A Tribute To Family

    • By Michelle A. Moran
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A family starts with only two, and if they're lucky and work hard, they can create something magical called a family.

    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.

    Thank You To Parents, A Tribute To Family

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  7. 5. Family

    My poem demonstrates the importance of family. Sometimes we take them for granted without even realizing it. They are the ones who are there when no one else is. No family is perfect, but they were given to you for a reason. So saying "I love you" more often can soften a difficult day, and a little hug can go a long way in expressing a heart of gratitude toward those you love.

    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.

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  8. 6. A Parent's Heart

    • By Ann T. Tran
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Who can you really turn to when the chips are down?

    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.

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  9. 7. While You Weren't Here

    • By Janet Michael
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A poem written by a woman who was abandoned by an important person in her life. Though the experience has made her a stronger person, she sometimes wishes to go back to the time when this person was in her life.

    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.

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  10. 8. I Love You All, My Family

    • By Shayla S. Randolph
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A girl writes a poem about her family: her father, mother, and brother. They were and are each there for her in different ways, and knowing that is a great source of comfort and support.

    When monsters lurked beneath my bed
    And scary dreams ran through my head,
    When thunder growled those sounds I dread,
    There you were,
    My father.

    When scuffed up knees made me cry,
    Soft hankies wiped my sad eyes dry,
    Coaxing me each time I tried.
    You were always there,
    My mother.

    Who held my hand when I was scared?
    Ate candy that he should have shared?
    The things I did because you dared,
    My brother.

    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.

    I Love You All, My Family

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  11. 9. To My Family With Love

    • By Anna C. Butler
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    The one who knows the blessings and support of a family lacks nothing.

    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.

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  12. 10. In Your Eyes

    • By Megan Smith
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Look in the person's eyes who you love. What do you see?

    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.

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  13. 11. Treasured Gift

    • By Margaret A. Raikowski
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    The gift of family must not be taken lightly, indeed it is a gift to treasure.

    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

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  14. 12. Family Matters

    I wrote this poem when a family member who I had not seen in many years suddenly passed away. When the news reached me, my thoughts went back to our childhood days when we were so very close and how we allow the cares of this world and the busyness of life to separate us. Family is what matters most.

    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.

    Poem About Contacting Family Members, Family Matters

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  15. 13. A Family

    • By Rachel G. Michael
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A woman shares some beautiful pictures of family living.

    A warm welcome
    A how do you do
    Words of kindness
    And comfort too

    A perfect little unit
    So happy all in place
    Old photographs
    Show each loving face

    Family dinners
    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

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  16. 14. Family Reunion

    • By Ryan Guerrero
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    Ryan Guerrero lives in Denver Colorado. This poem was written for our Guerrero, Miramontes reunion July 4-5, 2008 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

    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.

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  17. 15. My Siblings

    • By Ekta Sharma
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011

    This poem is all about the undefined love which I receive from my siblings. I have one elder brother and one elder sister. Both are like a role model for me. Now we live apart from each other, but each day brings the thought to return to childhood and live with my siblings. I love them very much and hope they always climb the staircase of success. The care they have for their youngest sister is amazing.

    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...

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  18. 16. Riches

    • By Jeanne D. Rhein
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Those with a loving family are wealthier than those with much money.

    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 me

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  19. 17. My Equator...The Center Of The World

    • By Jackie D. Karp
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A woman talks about the importance of family. They're always there when you need them, and she is grateful that they have helped her mature into a young woman.

    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.

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  20. 18. Family

    • By Catherine M. Davis
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    The knowledge that one always has a family to lean on is a great source of security.

    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

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  21. 19. Love Lives In Our Soul

    I was inspired to write this because of the letters that my granny always sends me.

    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?

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  22. 20. The Power Of Family

    • By Antony Smith
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    The power of family is beautifully depicted in this poem.

    Family is
    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.

    Family is
    understanding, never demanding,
    all for one and one for all.
    I will never leave you alone standing.

    Family is
    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.

    Family is
    the strongest team, the strongest unit.
    If love could be visualized,
    family would be the blueprint.

    Family is
    forgiveness and patience.
    It's sweeter than the sweetest fragrance.
    The power of family is a reflection of God's compassion and magnificence.

    Family is
    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.

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