Family Love Poems

Alison Jean Thomas
Family relaxing together outdoors

Family love poems are precious because they express the feelings that lie hidden beneath a surface of day-to-day activity. You can be as sentimental, funny, or pertinent as you wish in poetry. Reveal emotions that often go unspoken due to embarrassment and awkwardness. Use any of these original poems; stick one on the fridge or copy it into a card. Don't let another day pass without letting the people who mean the most aware of how you feel.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Family Tree

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.

Exhibitions of Love

A pat on the hand,
A peck on the cheek,
A slap on the back,
A hug.
No need to speak.
Family love is all around
Like air in a room
Invisible but always present.

Sites With Poems on Family Love

If you feel you need to look further afield for poetry to express your love for your family, there are several sites to browse.

  • Anita Poems provides many sentimental poems dealing with family love. They are easy to scan, laid out in a column with a paragraph suggesting how to use each one. If you are interested in trying your hand at writing original poems of your own, a link on the page enables you to contribute to Poem Nest, a sister site.
  • has several pages of poems for relatives. If you wish to target individual family members you'll find poetry to sisters, brothers, grandmas and toddlers, as well as poetry for special occasions. The titles are listed, scan and click on the subject you like.
  • Family Friend Poems has a huge selection of poetry to different relatives and the family as a whole. Again this site is easy to navigate with individual poems listed on the left and links to groups of poems on the right. A section devoted to the top 100 gives you an insight into the most popular ones.

Reveal Your Feelings

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

Family Love Poems