Family Poems by Teens

Family Poems by Teens

Poems about Moms and Dads

Respect for fathers and mothers is a common tenet of most cultures. With the advent of modern psychology, we now question this idea. If our problems are the result of the way we were raised, why should we respect them? When we respect our parents we are acknowledging that we do not know the challenges that our parents face. We recognize that our parents had to overcome their own childhood issues as well. Respecting our parents is the path to beginning to respect ourselves and ultimately respecting the cycle of life.

32 Poems about Family Ties: Poems by Teens on Grandparents, Mothers, and Fathers

  1. 1. See What I See

    I wrote this for my beautiful 16-year-old daughter! She struggles so hard with self-esteem issues! I'm sure many of you moms understand.

    If you could see what I see when I look at you,
    You'd definitely love you, too.
    You would hold your head up high,
    For you possess beauty that no one can deny.

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    This is so beautiful! I also struggle with self-esteem issues...my mom has passed, but I feel like this is something she would say to me. I feel like every girl should hear this growing up as...

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  3. 2. Dear Star In The Sky

    • By Maria Gironza
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2013

    This poems describes my mother. Since I am still a teenager, I feel is if my mom is guide, a star in the sky, that guides me to make the best decisions in my life. She fills me with courage day to day, so I dedicated this piece of poetry to her.

    The night is still young
    The sun has gone low

    The first thing I see

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  5. 3. Broken Hearted Daughter

    • By Tarryn Miller
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014

    From age 13 to present (age 18) my relationship with my father has been starting to fade away. We have not gotten along, and deep down inside I wish we could. This poem goes out to all of the daughters feeling mentally abused or emotionally heart broken by their fathers. I hope for daughters to read this and know that they're not the only ones suffering through a rough time with their fathers.

    Photographs of you holding me in your arms,
    You protected me from any kind of harm,
    You influenced me to play guitar,
    I was always your number one rock star.

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  6. 4. Inside

    • By Nikki L. Rench
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Growing up is very difficult, a mixture of leaving behind and embracing new challenges.

    Bottled up inside
    Are the things I never said,
    The feelings that I hide,
    The lines you never read

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  7. 5. Thank You, Mom

    • By Abby
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2015

    This is about how much I appreciate my mom, and even if I don't let her know this all the time, I truly do love her.

    If you don't know
    How much you mean
    Not just to the world
    But also to me

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    My mom is the happiness of my life. I never laugh as much with other as I do with her. Can never have fun without her. I can never repay her sacrifices. The only thing I can do is to make her...

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  8. 6. Thank You For My Whole World

    A poem expressing the gratefulness a daughter has for everything her mother single-handedly did for her.

    Thank you for being there
    Every step of the way
    Thank you for guiding me
    When I went astray

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  9. 7. You're My Best Friend

    • By Ashley
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2010

    I went through cancer at 10, and my dad was always there for me. He is my best friend, so I wrote this for him.

    You're more than a dad
    But a kind, loving man

    You showed me the ways

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    I know your pain, and l can relate it with mine, dear. Mine has taken ages without calling or visiting, and he's someone l always wish to be beside me whenever l feel like I'm lost. I lost...

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  10. 8. Mum, I Love You

    • By Tiffany
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2009

    Mum, it's hard to find the words to say
    To show how much you mean to me,
    But if it weren't for your love and care,
    I don't know where I'd be.

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    I feel so sorry for you. I can feel how sad you are because my dad lost his mum last year, and I know how important mums are to life.

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  11. 9. My Grandpa

    • By Mariah Lee
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2015

    My Grandpa has cancer and he is slowly fading right before my eyes. I wrote this poem to let him know how much I love and treasure him and Grandma, also to try and cheer him up. :) They are both so amazingly special and have been the best role models any grandchild could ever ask for. My Grandpa has always done the best he can and has always loved God with his whole heart. When my Grandpa dies I know he will go straight to Heaven to live with Jesus. Grandma will miss him. So will I.

    My Grandpa is the best by far,
    He's loving, kind, and good.
    He always gives me wise advice,
    He's always understood.

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  12. 10. Just This One Mother's Day

    • By Rebecca
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2010

    I'm fifteen years old now, but I was six when my mom died. Every Mother's Day is hard, but this year seems like it will be the hardest. I wrote this one explaining what I would do if I could have my mom just for this Mother's Day.

    If I could pick one day to have her here,
    I'd choose it to be this Mother's Day.
    This occasion out of all the others,
    It's going to be harder than words could say.

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    This is the first mothers day without her. I am 16. My siblings are 5, 4, and 1.... They don't know how hard it was watching her die but at least I got to know her. I'll be going to her grave...

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  13. 11. Broken

    An eleven-year-old girl pours out what her "father" did to her, also saying what she thinks of him...

    You broke my trust for you
    Just as you broke your promises.
    You broke my love for you
    Just as you can break a twig.

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    I can relate. My Dad is an alcoholic and he has crushed my heart. He has broken me beyond repair.

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  14. 12. I'm Sorry...Dad

    • By Shayla Pearl H.
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015

    My Name is Shayla and I am 15 years old. People have been quite an inconsistent factor in my life, my Dad included. For years our relationship was on/off because of his lack of effort, but I always longed for that father/daughter relationship that I saw other young girls have. Now that I'm older, we go through stages of talking and not talking, but it seems to be more on my terms. It is a little sad, but I have my siblings, so I'm never alone and I love my life!

    I'm sorry you missed the day I came home.
    I'm sorry you left my Mum all alone.
    I'm sorry you missed the first time I walked.
    And I'm sorry you missed the first time I talked.

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    My dad was deported for being caught with drugs a few months before I was born. He wasn't there for any of my firsts. He didn't see me until I was a year old and we moved to Mexico. I grew up...

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  15. 13. A Different Kind Of Hero

    • By Kelsee Briscoe
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    What kinds of heroes are there?

    He is not the kind of hero who is fighting in the war.
    He is not one who sails offshore.

    I don't call him Sergeant, Captain, or Sir.

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    Me too, but my dad is always at the coast for his work. I miss him so much, and now he is never here for Father's Day. I wish he could stay at home with my family.

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  16. 14. My Unborn Baby

    • By Courtney
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2009

    I'm 15 and having a baby born. This is for him.

    To my unborn baby.
    I lay at night knowing it'll be alright.
    I watch you on the black and white screen,
    Thinking will you're eyes be brown or green.

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    I love this I'm 26 weeks with a girl I'm going to name Hailey Rose

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  17. 15. What About Me

    • By Jami McCormick
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A girl talks about her place within her family in which she feels she is unappreciated and unloved.

    My sister gets all the love
    And support she needs
    She has always been first
    In your mind and heart

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    This is me! Sometimes I think my mum had me just so she had a live-in babysitter and housemaid! I'll leave as soon as I can, and then maybe she'll realize what she lost. Or maybe she won't,...

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  18. 16. The Best Grandma!

    • By Madison Howard
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2014

    I wrote this poem because I love my grandma, but sadly I'm losing her to brain cancer. She was always there for me when I needed her and even if I didn't need her.
    Love you, Nana!!!

    You were there for me
    when I needed you
    you helped me see
    the better things in life

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  19. 17. Daddy Can You Hear Me

    • By Tegan Peck
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2007

    This is about my real dad I have never met. This poem may be long, but it has feeling. I wrote this when I turned fourteen. This year I hope I do get to meet him.

    Daddy, are you out there?
    Daddy, come home
    Daddy, please meet me
    Daddy, are you alone?

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    I am now 18 years old. My father has been in and out of my life. He has never been a father, and I call him Peter. He never bought us gifts and he doesn't know who my baby sister is and he...

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  20. 18. All Alone For Now

    • By Rebekah S
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2011

    I knew a girl at my school who was pregnant and scared, so I thought by writing a poem for her it would make her feel better, and it did. She now has it printed and hanging up.

    It happened at the age of sixteen.
    She was scared to look up at that screen.
    Knowing there was a little heartbeat,
    She would soon get kicked out to the street.

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    "You are a mistake." "You are a nobody," "You are just like your mother." "You’re a disgrace." These are things I hear every day in the 15 years I have lived. My mother was a high...

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  21. 19. My Mother, Always There For Me

    • By Mackenzie Ford
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2011

    I am 13 years of age and my mother has always been there for my and she is the only one I can trust. I don't have a father. He left when I was 3. I look to my mom for advice and for a shoulder to cry on.

    You are greatly loved,
    You are greatly cherished!
    Without I would be lost, without you I would be forever scared.
    You are my anchor, my pillar of safety.

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  22. 20. My Mother, My Hero

    • By Ritwik Shandilya
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2016

    My mother is a real superhero. She is the sweetest, loveliest, cutest, and the best gift presented to me by God. Mom, love you always.

    My mother,
    She wakes before me, sleeps after me.
    She gets me ready fast and steady.

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