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.

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

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  1. 1. See What I See


    • By Selena Odom
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2018 with permission of the Author.

    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. Daddy's Little Girl

    • By Emma R. Sims
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2006 with permission of the Author.

    I wish, I wish I was daddy's little girl,
    I would have a dance with him; into his arms I'd twirl.
    I would have someone to hold me close when I get too scared,
    Instead I have to dream about it with my best friend Brittany Baird.

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    I'm 13 years old. I have a dad, but I want him to be with me. We talk on the phone and we say we love each other. But I want him here in my life. I want him to be on my side when my mom...

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  5. 3. Mum, I Love You

    • By Tiffany
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2009 with permission of the Author.

    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.

  6. 4. I'm Sorry...Dad

    • By Shayla Pearl H.
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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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  7. 5. Dad

    • By Sami Chester
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2011 with permission of the Author.

    I know you may not think so,
    But I'm trying really hard.
    I don't do it on purpose.
    I did not pick this card.

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    I read this, and it touched my heart. I was labeled with many things from childhood through adulthood. I struggled greatly at home, in school, and in life. I cried as I read this poem. I...

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  8. 6. Broken Hearted Daughter

    • By Tarryn Miller
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014 with permission of the Author.

    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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  9. 7. My Father Is My Enemy

    • By Tanya
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2012 with permission of the Author.

    If this is who you really are, then I want you far...
    If this is what a father is, then I never want one...
    You abandon me in my time of need,
    Left me with nothing to eat...

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    I too hate my dad. My dad abandoned my family many years ago. I don't want his love. He came back home a year ago promising us a good life, but he lied. He often beats my mum, which I can't...

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  10. 8. Just This One Mother's Day

    • By Rebecca
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2010 with permission of the Author.

    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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  11. 9. Fall In Between

    • By Michaela Ann
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2011 with permission of the Author.

    I walk down this lane.
    Full of pain,
    waiting for a brighter light.
    It seems unreasonable.

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  12. 10. Dear Star In The Sky

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

    The night is still young
    The sun has gone low

    The first thing I see

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  13. 11. Thank You, Mom

    • By Abby
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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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  14. 12. My Mother, My Hero

    • By Ritwik Shandilya
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2016 with permission of the Author.

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

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  15. 13. I Am His Princess

    • By Shruti Singh
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 19, 2022 with permission of the Author.

    I have my own castle,
    full of love and laughter!
    The builder of my castle is a strong MAN
    Who loves me first and himself after.

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  16. 14. All Alone For Now

    • By Rebekah S
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2011 with permission of the Author.

    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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  17. 15. Inside

    • By Nikki L. Rench
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2006 with permission of the Author.

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

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  18. 16. My Grandpa

    • By Mariah Lee
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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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  19. 17. A Different Kind Of Hero

    • By Kelsee Briscoe
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006 with permission of the Author.

    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.

  20. 18. You're My Best Friend

    • By Ashley
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2010 with permission of the Author.

    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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  21. 19. Forgive My Mistakes

    • By Anna Liz Williams
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011 with permission of the Author.

    I know I've made mistakes
    So why should I even try
    For when you look at me
    All you see is that I lie

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    I gave my heart to someone, and they stepped on it, picked it up and shot it, picked it up and crushed it. Now I am here, cold-hearted, back to my old ways. Who could have thought the person...

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  22. 20. Thank You For My Whole World

    • By Veronika J.
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2009 with permission of the Author.

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

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