30 Short Poems About Family Love, Care & Support

30 Best Poems About Family Love, Support and Bonds

Family, the cornerstone of our lives, embodies love, support, and unbreakable bonds. Whether expressed through heartwarming family poems or those laden with humor or deep emotions, these verses resonate with the essence of kinship. In moments of joy or trials, family poetry serves as a poignant reflection of shared experiences. Celebrate the beautiful tapestry of family life through poetry, weaving threads of connection that endure, making the poetic journey of familial love everlasting. From good family poems to inspirational family poems, family poems funny or emotional, you will find our list of famous poems about family suitable for every occasion.

Most Beautiful Poems About Family

Whether you come from a close-knit family or have squabbling siblings, a famous poem about family relationships could keep the bond alive or make it stronger. So, here are a few emotional and cute family poems for you!

A short poem for family members close to your heart!

1. ‘A Family Is Like a Circle’ by Nicole M ONeil

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.

2. ‘Families Can Be’ by Catherine Pulsifer

Families can be big or small
The people can be short or tall
They can be full of girls and boys
They can be quiet or full of noise.

Families play a part of life
Even when there is some strife
But families can be full of love
They are truly from God above.

Appreciate your family each day
Don’t wait until they are old and gray
Be sure to say I love you
As families are with you through and through.

3. ‘A Family History’  by Julia Kasdorf

At dusk the girl who will become my mom
must trudge through the snow, her legs
cold under skirts, a bandanna tight on her braids.
In the henhouse, a klook pecks her chapped hand
as she pulls a warm egg from under its breast.
This girl will always hate hens,
and she already knows she won’t marry a farmer.
In a dim barn, my father, a boy, forks hay
under the holsteins’ steaming noses.
They sway on their hooves and swat dangerous tails,
but he is thinking of snow, how it blows
across the gray pond scribbled with skate tracks,
of the small blaze on its shore, and the boys
in black coats who skate hand-in-hand
round and round, building up speed
until the leader cracks that whip
of mittens and arms, and it jerks around
fast, flinging off the last boy.
He’d be that one—flung like a spark trailing only his scarf.

4. ‘Family Tree’ by Alison Jean Thomas

It seems strange to me
That a family tree is drawn from the top of the page.
Instead, draw mine with roots deeply planted in firm ground
Like forefathers, whose stories retold,
Nourish us.
Draw the trunk giving support and power,
Strongly branching out
So that young shoots can reach high
And buds,
Some yet unfurled,
May catch dreams in sunlight.

5. ‘What is Family’ by Unknown

This simple poem about family is sure to tug at your heartstrings!

What is family without a dog?
That’s like our Mayor without a blog.
You don’t need to watch what you say,
If you require help, you won’t have to pay.

A family can sometimes be a disease,
Insane migraine that smells like cheese.
I never knew what’s the big deal?
A bunch of people that eat the same meal.

In the end, it’s not that bad,
As long as Mom is not always mad.
The trick is to laugh and take this lightly,
If you need salt, just ask politely.

6. ‘To My Sister’ by William Wordsworth

This popular poem about family is adorable, to say the least!

My sister! (’tis a wish of mine)
Now that our morning meal is done,
Make haste, your morning task resign;
Come forth and feel the sun.

Edward will come with you—and, pray,
Put on with speed your woodland dress;
And bring no book: for this one day
We’ll give to idleness.

7. ‘My Parents’ by Brittany W

You are both special in every way,
Encouraging me more and more each passing day.

You both are the reason why I’m so strong.
With you two at the helm, not a thing could go wrong.

You’ve both helped me through many trials and tribulations.
You’ve made things better in every situation.

Thank you both for always being there
And showing me that you truly care.

Words could never explain how I feel about you,
But I hope you know that I truly love you two!

8. ‘All In a Family Way’ by Thomas Moore

My banks are all furnished with rags,
So thick, even Freddy can’t thin ’em;
I’ve torn up my old money-bags,
Having little or nought to put in ’em.
My tradesman are smashing by dozens,
But this is all nothing, they say;
For bankrupts, since Adam, are cousins,
So, it’s all in the family way.

My Debt not a penny takes from me,
As sages the matter explain; —
Bob owes it to Tom and then Tommy
Just owes it to Bob back again.
Since all have thus taken to owing,
There’s nobody left that can pay;
And this is the way to keep going, —
All quite in the family way.

My senators vote away millions,
To put in Prosperity’s budget;
And though it were billions or trillions,
The generous rogues wouldn’t grudge it.
‘Tis all but a family hop,
‘Twas Pitt began dancing the hay;
Hands round! — why the deuce should we stop?
‘Tis all in the family way.

My labourers used to eat mutton,
As any great man of the State does;
And now the poor devils are put on
Small rations of tea and potatoes.
But cheer up John, Sawney and Paddy,
The King is your father, they say;
So ev’n if you starve for your Daddy,
‘Tis all in the family way.

My rich manufacturers tumble,
My poor ones have nothing to chew;
And, even if themselves do not grumble,
Their stomachs undoubtedly do.
But coolly to fast en famille,
Is as good for the soul as to pray;
And famine itself is genteel,
When one starves in a family way.

I have found out a secret for Freddy,
A secret for next Budget day;
Though, perhaps he may know it already,
As he, too, ’s a sage in his way.
When next for the Treasury scene he
Announces “the Devil to pay”,
Let him write on the bills, “Nota bene,
‘Tis all in the family way.”

9. ‘I Love My family So Much’ by Mahfooz Ali

This is one of the best family reunion poems, suitable for when you see them after a long time.

To be a part of a family like mine
is so divine
where love is shown
hurt is shared
our love for each other is never impaired

we talk
we laugh
we cry
but we are a family
and we do it all together
for as a family
we do it all as one

you hurt one
you hurt all
and as a family unit
we will all stand tall
for we are family
a family full of strength
a family full of love
a family no one can touch
that’s why I love my family so much.

10. ‘Family In My Life’ by Julie Herbert

My life is filled,
With loving people.
This makes me feel,
So darn grateful.

I am honored for those,
Wonderful people.
They make life so,
Real darn peaceful.

So thank you, Mom,
And thank you, Dad.
You’ve both made me,
So darn glad.

And then there are Grandparents,
Sisters, brothers, uncles, and aunts.
You’ve all given me,
Everything I could want.

11. ‘For a daughter who leaves’ by Janice Mirikitani

A woman weaves
her daughter’s wedding
slippers that will carry
her steps into a new life.
The mother weeps alone
into her jeweled sewing box
slips red thread
around its spool,
the same she used to stitch
her daughter’s first silk jacket
embroidered with turtles
that would bring luck, long life.
She remembers all the steps
taken by her daughter’s
unbound quick feet:
dancing on the stones
of the yard among yellow
butterflies and white breasted sparrows.
And she grew, legs strong
body long, mind
Now she captures all eyes
with her hair combed smooth
and her hips gently
swaying like bamboo.
The woman
spins her thread
from the spool of her heart,
knotted to her daughter’s
wedding slippers.

12. ‘A Snowflake Falls’ by Ruth Adams

One night I saw a snowflake fall.
Past memories it did recall.

And as the snow fell to the ground,
So quietly without a sound,

I watched until a blanket made,
To glistening white-brown earth did fade.

An untouched cover until the dawn.
The sun arose; it was soon gone.

I thought of friendships in the past.
Seemed perfect though they did not last.

And family ties once meant so much,
Now rarely do we keep in touch.

So quickly life can take a turn,
Yet slowly we do seem to learn.

So many things in life can change
And suddenly be rearranged.

In our slumber while we do sleep,
For granted blessings thought to keep,

For same as night does turn to morn,
An untouched blanket can get torn,

The things that we have overlooked,
Ignored, rejected or mistook,

As melted snow does turn to slush,
Relationships can turn to dust.

So this year for the holiday,
Praise God for blessings given today.

Don’t take for granted they’ll remain,
That life forever will be the same.

Let’s be the most that we can be,
For all our friends and family.

Unlike the snowflake on the ground,
Let’s keep in touch and stay around.

13. ‘Family Tree’ by Unknown

Everyone is curious about their family tree,
How many Aunts? Was it one or three?
There’s just so much you could find,
You were living in the blind.

It’s certainly great to know your roots,
For the holidays, you’ll find recruits.
It’s just really nice to know,
What your genetic pool will show.

If your family is real small,
You may need to make a call,
Ask around and grow your tree,
With this knowledge, you’ll be free.

14. ‘Sonnett’ by Christina Rossetti

Sonnets are full of love, and this my time,
Has many sonnets: so here now shall be;
One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me,
To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home;
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;
Whose service is my special dignity,
And she my loadstar while I go and come.
And so because you love me, and because
I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honored name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.

15. ‘The Necklace of Love’ by Frank Stanton

No rubies of red for my lady —
No jewel that glitters and charms,
But the light of the skies in a little one’s eyes,
And a necklace of two little arms.

Of the two little arms that are clinging,
Oh, ne’er was a necklace like this!
And the wealth of the world and Love’s sweetness impearled,
In the joy of a little one’s kiss.

A necklace of love for my lady,
That was linked by the angels above;
No other but this — and the tender, sweet kiss,
That stealeth a little one’s love.

16. ‘Home, Sweet Home’ by John Howard Payne

Mid pleasures and palaces, though we may roam.
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home;
A charm from the sky seems to hallow us there,
Which, sought through the world, is ne’er met elsewhere.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home,
There’s no place like home.

An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain;
Oh, give me my lowly thatched cottage again;
The birds, singing gayly, that came at my call —
Give me them — and the peace of mind, dearer than all.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home,
There’s no place like home

17. ‘My Mother and I’ by Birhana Chan

My mother and I
Have fun together.
My mother and I
Help each other.
My mother and I
Go places together.
My mother and I
Love each other.

18. ‘Family Comes Together’ by Glaedr

Family comes together
For always and forever
In sickness and in health
In poverty or in wealth
Family comes together
For always and forever
Without any reason
Anytime or any season
Family comes together
For always and forever
In death or in life
In happiness or in strife
Family comes together
For always and forever
In anger or in kindness
Whether all seeing or in blindness
Family comes together
For always and forever
Whether for work or for play
They somehow find a way
For family to come together
Because families are forever

19. ‘Different Meanings of Family’ by Kelly Roper

To some, family means mom, dad and the kids.
To others, family means single parents doing the job of two to make a home.
To some, family means living with grandparents too.
To others, family is the aunt or uncle who has stepped up to fill in for parents.
To some, family means two moms or two dads growing a family together.
To others, family means two people multiplying their love through adoption.
To some, family is limited to blood relations.
To others, family includes friends who are there through thick and thin.
To some, family is all about the people in their lives.
To others, pets are considered family members too.
Yes, family means different things to different people,
But every family has one thing in common, and that’s love.

Short Poems on Family Love

In the realm of literature, short poems wield a unique power to encapsulate profound emotions in succinct verses. When it comes to exploring the tapestry of human connections, these short poems about family love offer a compelling glimpse into the intricacies of familial bonds.

1. ‘We Are Family’ by Michael J Burt

When talking about poems about life and family, this one cannot be left out!

We are family,
although we do not resemble
although I am black and you are white
although you are rich and I am poor

We are family,
even though I am democrat, and you are republican
even though your ancestors are from Iraq, and mine are from Africa
even though you teach the class I’m enrolled in

We are family,
although I’m a poet and you are a singer
although you are old and I am young
although I’m a gentleman and you a lady

We are family,
even though you praise Allah and I praise Jesus Christ
even though I love football and you play soccer
even though you are a Sagittarius and I’m a Cancer

We are family,
although I prefer rhythm and blues and you love blue grass
even though you have a car and I have a bus…to ride
although I have love and you are alone
even though you dress one way, and I dress the other
although my family loves me and yours does not know of you

We are family,
you and I are family,
me and you are family,
no matter what the difference is
family we are, forever
because we are here, and here is earth
and earth is our home
so here, we will live,
we are family.

2. ‘The Rose Family’ by Robert Frost

The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes
That the apple’s a rose,
And the pear is, and so’s
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only knows
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose –
But were always a rose.

3. ‘Look At Your Loved Ones’ by Kelly Roper

When family are gathered ’round
There’s so much love in the air.
If you ever wonder who has your back,
Just look at your loved ones there.

Poems on the Value of Family

In the rich tapestry of life, family stands as an anchor, embodying values that shape our character and resilience.  These family values poems delve into the depths of this significance, expressing the irreplaceable worth of familial bonds. Through verses that resonate with shared experiences, these poems celebrate the enduring value of family in shaping our identities and providing a foundation of love and support.

1. ‘A Family Is’ by Kate Summers

A family is a group of people.
It can be a group or a couple.
A family is where,
People care.

They share a love for each other.
They don’t have to be a biological brother.
They offer support and encouragement too.
In facing life and all you do.

You can be sure when times are hard,
They will show up and be a safeguard.
And when times are good,
They share and laugh as they should.

Without family, the world can be a lonely place,
With no one to love or to embrace.
These relationships you should cherish,
Your life they will enrich.

2. ‘Family’ by Ouida Nell Greene

One of the most heartfelt feelings is,
Putting your family first.
It doesn’t require a scholar or math whiz,
To recognize one suffering from thirst.
Whether it be for liquid or love,
My parents put family first with education.
Taught about respect and God above,
About land and its preservation.
And about family and friends,
Sharing the present and the past,
Making family number one with love that never ends,
And memories that last and last!

Funny Family Poems

These I love my family poems, infused with wit and charm, playfully unravel the quirks, idiosyncrasies, and shared experiences that define familial relationships.

1. ‘What Is Family?’ by Martin Dejnicki

What is family without a dog?
That’s like our Mayor without a blog.
You don’t need to watch what you say,
If you require help, you won’t have to pay.
A family can sometimes be a disease,
Insane migraine that smells like cheese.
I never knew what’s the big deal?
A bunch of people that eat the same meal.
In the end, it’s not that bad,
As long as Mom is not always mad.
The trick is to laugh and take this lightly,
If you need salt, just ask politely.

2. ‘Funny Family’ by John Sensele

Sisters and brothers you belong together
Although you pray, mostly you play
To teach, to reach, to fetch one another
Even when your love groove you delay.

Together you sit, you eat, you study
You talk to them and you poke fun
At your mom who’s your bosom buddy
And dear pop likes your witty pun.

Sometimes family irritates you stacks
Your fashion, your tuition they select
To pass on wisdom with love packs
When wrong choice you’re about to elect.

Whatever the mood is in your cosy family
They mean well in all they choose to do;
Celebrating you or reading you riot homily
They love you. They do care, your home crew.

Poems on Family Bonds

Through the lens of poetic expression, these verses explore the enduring strength and significance of family bonds, inviting readers to reflect on the intricate ties that bind us to those we hold closest to our hearts. Each poem unfolds like a heartfelt conversation, celebrating the unique connections that form the foundation of our deepest and most cherished relationships.

1. ‘Family’ by Jeanette Matthews

Tell me what does family mean to you.
Is it all the little special things one another do,
Or is it the bond that one another has;
Maybe it’s the love from one generation to another one to pass.
Family is more than a six letter word;
It is a word that often need to be heard.
Family is more than relatives – they are friends;
Friends that will stick with you to the very, very end.
A family bond is stronger than ever,
Because it can overcome any stormy weather.
A family stands tall no matter how hard they fall,
Uniting as one when their backs are against the wall.
That is simply what a family do,
Helping you become a better you.
So when you think about the word family,
Think beyond just the background history.
Like they say an empty house is not a home,
And a true faithful family never stands alone.

2. ‘Families Are Forever’ by Catherine Pulsifer

We are born into them without a say,
Our family can support us and make our day.
Families consist of many different types,
Some are so kind and others full of stripes.

A loving family is a blessing from above,
It is one that is filled with much love.
And while we may not always agree,
We do listen to each other to some degree.

Respect and cherish these special folks,
And don’t forget to laugh at their corny jokes.
No matter what road in life you go down,
Your family is always there even when you frown.

We may drift apart as the years go by,
But we never know when it is our last goodbye;
So hug your family, stay close to them;
You will find that they can be your best friend.

Loving Poems on Family Relationships

These poems about loving your family delve into the intricate dynamics of love within the family unit, exploring the nuanced layers of affection, understanding, and interconnectedness.

1. ‘Family’ by Latisha Parkinson

A family gives you unconditional love,
Strength and guidance they got form above.
They listen when you need an ear,
And one thing is they always care.
When you need a hand,
They’ll lend you theirs.
If you’re crying they’ll wipe you tears.
If you need comfort, you know where to go.
Their love is never hidden it is always shown.
They always boast about you to anyone they meet,
Family, friends and even strangers on the street.
A family is precious and kind.
A family is truly divine.
A family is God’s gift to everyone.
They are what make your house your home.
To be appreciated you don’t have to go far,
Because your family loves you for who you are.

2. ‘To Me What Is Family’ by Glaedr

Family to me has many meanings,
For all are full of diverse feelings.
Love and anger, both within a single one,
Children who stay and children who run.
Can one family be better than another?
It all depends on how they love each other.
A family’s love should last forever,
Bonds of love nothing can sever.
For the family I have, I am happy and blessed,
And nothing more truthful have I ever confessed.
Family has many meanings, but one rises above,
The greatest meaning of family, is that of love.


1. What Are Some Common Themes About Family Poems?

Common themes in family poems often revolve around love, support, unity, and shared experiences. Poets frequently explore the dynamics, challenges, and joys of familial relationships, celebrating the unique bonds that form the foundation of family life.

2. How Can I Write Poems About Family?

To write poems about family, start by reflecting on your own experiences and emotions. Focus on specific moments, relationships, or aspects that resonate with you. Use vivid imagery, metaphors, and personal insights to convey the complexities and beauty of family life. Experiment with different poetic forms and styles to find the expression that best suits your voice.

3. How Can Poems of Family Help to Connect and Build Relationships With Family?

Poems about family can serve as powerful tools for connection and relationship-building. Sharing these poems with family members can create moments of shared understanding, fostering communication and empathy. The act of expressing emotions through poetry can open up avenues for dialogue, deepen connections, and provide a creative space for celebrating and appreciating the unique qualities of each family member.

Family is a pure and cherished bond that deserves a special place in our hearts. And so, the importance of family poems lies in how they can help you convey your real feelings for your loved ones. The above family poems in English will help us rekindle lost passion, rewind funny moments and just celebrate unconditional love.

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