20 Best Poems About Family Love, Support and Bonds

20+ Best Poems About Family Love, Support and Bonds

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Love, support, and bonding are three words that spring to one’s mind when one thinks of family. From good family poems to inspirational family poems, family poems funny or emotional, you will find our list of poetry 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. ‘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.

6. ‘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.

7. ‘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.

8. ‘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!

9. ‘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.”

10. ‘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.

11. ‘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.

12. ‘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
independent.
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
departing
wedding slippers.

13. ‘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.

14. ‘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.

15. ‘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.

16. ‘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.

17. ‘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.

18. ‘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.

19. ‘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

20. ‘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.

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 poems will help us rekindle lost passion, rewind funny moments and just celebrate unconditional love.

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