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Famous Poem about Family Designed to Motivate those around You

Famous Poem about Family Designed to Motivate those around You.

Poem about Family: What better art form can you find that surveys the complicated nature of family than poems about family? Explore a mix of well-known and original inspirational quotes about family and friends designed to motivate those around you.

Famous Poem about Family Designed to Motivate those around You

In this new age, speaking sentiments that lie close to the heart often makes people so so uncomfortable. Let your family know how you feel; reveal your emotions about them by saying it through a poem.

1. A Family is Like a Circle

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.

By Nicole M O’Neal

2. Summer

Last summer, two discrete young snakes left their skin
on my small porch, two mornings in a row. Being

postmodern now, I pretended as if I did not see
them, nor understand what I knew to be circling

inside me. Instead, every hour I told my son
to stop with his incessant back-chat. I peeled

a banana. And cursed God—His arrogance,
His gall—to still expect our devotion

after creating love. And mosquitoes. I showed
my son the papery dead skins so he could

By Robin Coste Lewis

3. Pokeberries

I started out in the Virginia mountains
with my grandma’s pansy bed
and my Aunt Maud’s dandelion wine.
We lived on greens and back-fat and biscuits.
My Aunt Maud scrubbed right through the linoleum.
My daddy was a Northerner who played drums
and chewed tobacco and gambled.
He married my mama on the rebound.
Who would want an ignorant hill girl with red hair?
They took a Pullman up to Indianapolis
and someone stole my daddy’s wallet.
My whole life has been stained with pokeberries.
No man seemed right for me. I was awkward
until I found a good wood-burning stove.
There is no use asking what it means.
With my first piece of ready cash I bought my own
place in Vermont; kerosene lamps, dirt road.
I’m sticking here like a porcupine up a tree.
Like the one our neighbor shot. Its bones and skin
hung there for three years in the orchard.
No amount of knowledge can shake my grandma out of me;
or my Aunt Maud; or my mama, who didn’t just bite an apple
with her big white teeth. She split it in two.

know, too, what it feels like when something shows up
at your door—twice—telling you what you already know.

By Ruth Stone

4. Family

Family:
A soft and gentle word for something strong,
A foundation to stand upon when things go wrong,
A place built through years
Of squabbles and tears,
Of laughter and joy,
And of love.

Family:
Those who know you deep inside,
Who can see beyond bravado and pride,
Who’ll pick you up each time you fall,
With love made from memories of when you were small,
The people who know your worst and your best
They’re the loved ones with whom you’re blessed.

By Alison Jean Thomas

5. Something Went Wrong in Our Family Tree

Something went wrong in our family tree
When I look at you, cousin, it’s plain to see.
You’ve got big ears like a chimpanzee,
But I guess that backfires ’cause it’s the same with me.

Your two front teeth remind me of a rabbit,
You should stop munching carrots; it’s become a habit.
If I want one, I have to move quick and grab it.
Come to think of it, your teeth look like mine, dag-nabbit!

Now your eyes look just a little bit screwy,
Guess you must have inherited them from Grandpa Louie.
But my eyes are kind of cock-eyed and just a bit droopy,
So I quess we’ve got that in common too, oh poopie!

I think my critique of your appearance is done.
Since we look so much alike, it’s no longer any fun.
I’ve got one last thing to say in front of everyone,
Gosh, you’re a good lookin’ son-of-a-gun!

By Kelly Roper

6. The Stick-Together Families

The stick-together families are happier by far
Than the brothers and the sisters who take separate highways are.
The gladdest people living are the wholesome folks who make
A circle at the fireside that no power but death can break.
And the finest of conventions ever held beneath the sun
Are the little family gatherings when the busy day is done.

There are rich folk, there are poor folk, who imagine they are wise,
And they’re very quick to shatter all the little family ties.
Each goes searching after pleasure in his own selected way,
Each with strangers likes to wander, and with strangers likes to play.
But it’s bitterness they harvest, and it’s empty joy they find,
For the children that are wisest are the stick-together kind.

There are some who seem to fancy that for gladness they must roam,
That for smiles that are the brightest they must wander far from home.
That the strange friend is the true friend, and they travel far astray
they waste their lives in striving for a joy that’s far away,
But the gladdest sort of people, when the busy day is done,
Are the brothers and the sisters who together share their fun.

It’s the stick-together family that wins the joys of earth,
That hears the sweetest music and that finds the finest mirth;
It’s the old home roof that shelters all the charm that life can give;
There you find the gladdest play-ground, there the happiest spot to live.
And, O weary, wandering brother, if contentment you would win,
Come you back unto the fireside and be comrade with your kin.

By Edgar Guest

7. Simple Truths About Family

Family, the people you share everything with…
Including colds, looks, leftovers, and feuds.

Family, the people you love the most…
But pretend not to know when you’re out in public together.

Family, the people you can really count on…
To borrow clothes, money, and get on your last nerve.

Family, the people you respect…
Even though you’d rather die than let friends find out how crazy they are.

Family, the people you just can’t live without…
Even though sometimes you’re pretty sure you’d like to give it a try.

By Kelly Roper

8. Family Likeness

“You’re just like them!” they say.
And me, I yell, “No way!
He’s so moody,
She’s so shrill,
His chin juts out,
Boy can she shout!
His nose is big,
And mine’s quite small
There’s no resemblance at all.”

But then on days of harmony
I find that I agree.
Our family is made of different parts,
But we’re all the same
In our hearts.

By Alison Jean Thomas

9. Family Webs

Family ties are like spider webs.
They are delicate, yet so strong,
And if they are broken or destroyed,
They can be woven again.

And like a spider web,
Those intricate lines stretch out
Between all the family’s members,
Creating a connection that can still be
Felt even if not immediately seen.

The best thing about this “family web,”
Is that it’s sticky enough to hold
Everyone together and help them feel
They have a place where they are loved.

By Kelly Roper

10. A Family Is Like a Book

A family is very much like a book.
You can thumb through the pages and take a look.

Each chapter tells an individual relative’s story
Of lessons learned through both hardship and glory.

Each page, each chapter, is bound together
With the family name embossed on the cover forever.

These tales bind us and tell the story of our family, so
We’ll pass the book on so future generations will know.

By Kelly Roper

11. Family Love

A thread of love joins us all;
It’s flimsy.
At times it trembles;
Almost breaks.
A thread of love joins us all;
It’s slender
And subtle.
But when things get rough,
It tautens,
Becomes tough,
And hauls us back together.

By Alison Jean Thomas

12. Cousins

Like brothers and sisters,
But just one degree removed.
That’s just enough room to keep
Sibling rivalry at bay while sharing nearly
All the same experiences.
Birthdays, weddings, holidays and more;
A history filled with family memories
Sometimes happy, sometimes sad,
And sometimes hilarious.
The relationship between cousins
Is a special one indeed.

It’s like being great friends who just
Happen to share some DNA.
Life without cousins just wouldn’t be the same,
So I want my cousins to know I love you all.

By Kelly Roper

13. I Love My Family So Much

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.

By Mahfooz Ali

14. All In A Family Way

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.”

By Thomas Moore

15. We Are Family

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.

By Michael J. Burt

16. A Family Divided

Once more we talk about it.
How sad it’s all become.

No matter how we look at it
this family is not one.

They say it shouldn’t matter.
Who needs them after all?
But, please explain the pain I feel
even though I’ve got it all.

I see my pain and emptiness
like a hollowed out old tree…
It may seem to be standing tall
but, it’s empty just like me.

There’s such a contradiction
to my entire life.
I’m happy and fulfilled
being a mother and a wife.

What about ‘a sister’
and ‘a daughter’…how about that?
These are roles I was born to play.
Why can’t I? Tell me that.

A family divided
that’s what we’ve grown to be.
I’ve got mine and you’ve got yours
but we have no family tree.

By Mary Nagy

17. My Dearest Family

To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say,
But first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.
I’m writing this from Heaven, where I dwell with God above,
Where there are no tears or sadness, there is just eternal Love.

Please do not be unhappy, just because I’m out of sight,
Remember that I’m with you, every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you, when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me, and said, ‘ I welcome you’.

‘It’s good to have you back again.
You were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.

I need you here so badly as part of my big plan.
There’s so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man’.

Then God gave me a list of things he wished for me to do.
And foremost on that list of mine, is to watch and care for you.
I will be beside you, every day of the week and year,
And when you’re sad I’m standing there, to wipe away the tear.

And when you lie in bed at night, the day’s chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth, and all those loving years,
Because you’re only human, there’s bound to be some tears.

One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over,
I am closer to you now than I ever was before.
And to my many friends, trust God knows what is best.
I am not far away from you, I’m just beyond the crest.

There are rocky roads ahead for you and many hills to climb,
Together we can do it, taking one day at a time.
It was my philosophy and please I’d like for you,
To give unto the world, so the world will give to you.

If you can help someone who’s in sorrow or in pain,
Then you can say to God at night, my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that my life it was worthwhile,
Knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

When you’re walking down the street and I am on your mind,
I’m walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind.
And when you feel a gentle breeze of wind upon your face,
That’s me giving you a great big hug, or just a s oft embrace.

When it’s time for you to go from that body to be free,
Remember you are not going, you are coming home to me.
I will always love you, from that place way up above,
I will be in touch again soon.
P.S. God sends his love.

For Tammy, my beautiful Aunt

By summer Leigh

18. Family

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 its the love from one generation to another one it pass
Family is more than a six letter word
It is a word that often need to be heard
Family is more than realitives they are friends
Friend 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 stand tall no matter how hard they fall
Uniting as one when their backs 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 beyound just the background history
Like they say a empty house is not a home
And a true faithful family never stands alone

By Jeanette Matthews

I hope these selected poems strike a chord with you. Read them audibly to your dear ones whenever you feel appropriate or send them a postcard with your favorite poem from this list. Sharing these poems on social media with your friends is also a good idea.

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