Family Readings


Beautiful Poems About Family Love, Strength, And Support

Families are blessings. Though siblings can be irritating and parents could be stricter at times, you know they will always be there by your side through highs and lows to love and support you.











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.

—Edgar Guest (1881–1959)



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. —Ruth Stone (1915–2011)


Sonnets Are Full of Love

Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome

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.

—Christina Rossetti (1830–94)


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.

—Nicole M. O’Neil



Mother to Son

Well, son, I’ll tell you:

Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

It’s had tacks in it,

And splinters,

And boards torn up,

And places with no carpet on the floor-

Bare.

But all the time

I've been a-climbing’ on,

And reaching’ Landin's,

And turning’ corners,

And sometimes goin’ in the dark

Where there ain’t been no light.

So, boy, don’t you turn back.

Don’t you set down on the steps.

‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.

Don’t you fall now-For I've still goin’, honey,

I've still climbing’,

And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

—Langston Hughes (1901–1967)



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. —Mahfooz Ali


Family Love Forever

Have u ever thought actually What it would be like, without a family.

Family is the only one, Where one experiences best of fun. Family is an elegant necklace, Whose bond may appear broken But deep inside, their hearts are still one.

When the unwanted sorrows seem longer than a mile, Your dear old family makes you smile.

When because of a mistake no event Works out for your sake. When life refuses to mend There comes a sharp bend, Family gives necessary amends, To the family all worries can be sent.

In a fraction of time, Your sorrows will leave It may sound absurd But you’ve got to believe.

Wherever you may be, You belong to the pack. And to them you can always go back. —.Pd.


Family Comes Together

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

—Glaedr the poet


Family First

One of the most heart felt 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!

—Ouida Nell Greene


The Family Tree

We’ve got a family album Like a family tree A thrill to turn the pages The pictures we can see

Starting off with grands and greats Then slowly down the line Like a book of history A journey through the time

Fashions start to alter Mustaches come and go Ladies skirts skip up and down A proper fashion show

Top hats change to boaters To caps then none at all Ladies bonnets disappear And so does grannies shawl

Picture’s change to color Black and white has gone A different place, a different time So much to look upon

But what is so amazing Is the likeness we can see Showing up the genes Right through our family tree —Olive Walters


Family First

Friends may come and friends may go Family is first and this I know Putting friends first is a mistake And not one that you should make

Family’s forever and this I know Friends enter your life and then they go Making friends is fun trust me with this But not something you would miss

Love your family while they are here Keep their love very near Family can leave the world at any time So don’t make yourself feel like slime

Family is here to comfort you I know your friends do this too Without your family you would be lost Hold on to them no matter the cost —Bonnie B Long


An Ocean of Memories

My family is the ocean around us. My father is the hurricane, knocking anything and everybody out of his path.

My mother is the sunshine after the storm (my father), clearing and calming everything else.

My oldest brother is the sand, kicked and blown away by my dad, but warmed with care by my mom.

My oldest sister is the breeze in the wind, cool, quiet, and there when you need her.

My other two brothers are the stingrays, dangerous,

but also willing to fight anyone who comes along. And I,

I am an old ship at the bottom of the sea, lost, abandoned, but full of memories. —Kimberly L. Briones


Family

God gave each of us a special family that we can call our own. A family that loves us for who we are so we would never feel alone.

They may not like everything we do or everything we say, but the beautiful thing about “family” is that they love us anyway.

Sometimes we feel rejected by people who do not care, but our hearts are warmed when remembering that our family is always there!

So hug them a little more often, for sometimes we hurt the ones we love. And tell them how much you love them, for they were sent to you from above.

—Josephine Zavala-Florez


A Family

A warm welcome A how do you do Words of kindness And comfort too

A perfect little unit So happy all in place Old photographs Show each loving face

Family dinners Discussions of your day Saying you need not be thinner Making that frown go away

Before going to bed A goodnight is always said

A family we’ll be A family, you’ll see —Rachel G. Michael


To My Family With Love

The love of this family can show the work of God To prevail over our weakest of moments To lend a hand or mend a broken heart.

To cry or laugh with one another shall always be Embraced with open arms and a smiling face.

Times they are tough, but alone you will never be To have the love of this family It’s as easy as One, Two, Three.

The joy of a birth, to watch a little life grow Are memories to cherish that we will never let go

The pain of a death, the emptiness felt inside, The family is all here, no need to hide

Over the years our surroundings have changed Now God has blessed us with a little James.

May our daughters grow into little women They better all remember my sweet baby lemon.

To be so lucky to have a family like this When we all get to Heaven, God deserves a big kiss.

In our souls, minds, and hearts May this family never be torn apart

The love of this family has shown me the work of God To realize this gift for the world to see, how much my family cares for me

May our love grow and carry on even long after we are all gone

Thank you to my family for the love that you all show Every good deed God will surely know. —Anna C. Butler


Family

A family gives you unconditional love,

Strength and guidance they got form above

They listen when you need and 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 a 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

—LaTisha Parkinson


A Happy Family

A happy family is one blessed by God! Both parents slog all life for their children; And children honor parents, without rod; All walk united en way to Heaven.

A happy family lives in piety; Their home is warm and welcomes everyone; They’re satisfied and live with satiety; There’s time for love, care, work, play, also fun!

A happy family loves its neighbors well; All share their joys, woes, grief and problems too; Their faith in God, their smiling faces tell; With divine aim, all earthly works, they do!

A happy family prays in harmony; God meets their needs of body, soul, money! —Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar


Family Ties

Family ties are precious things woven through the years, of memories, togetherness, of laughter, love and tears.

Family ties are treasured things forged in childhood days, by love of parents, deep and tru, by tradition, by family ways.

Family ties are treasured things and although we may roam, the tender bond with those we love still pulls our hearts towards home. —Virginia Moore


Family Trust

There’s a special kind of closeness that only families know, That begins with childhood trust and deepens as you grow.

There’s a special kind of happiness in sharing little things, The laughter, smiles, and quiet talks that daily living brings.

There’s a special kind of comfort in knowing your family’s there, To back you up, to cheer you up to understand and care.

Of all the treasures life may bring, your family means the most, And whether near or far apart, That love will hold you close. —Glenda Campbell


How To Create The Perfect Family

You will need:

1 large house 3-6 people, depending on how long you want to wait for it to be done 3 cups of pets 2 cups of patience 3 ounces of anger/frustration 3 quarts of laughter 4 teaspoons of trust And last but definitely not least, Lots and lots of love

First, open the house, and make sure that it will be the right size for your family. Mix the desired amount of people with the pets, carefully so you don’t damage them. In a separate bowl, stir the love and laughter together. Set aside. Taking each person separately, evenly distribute the patience and trust, making sure that each one gets an equal amount (Failure to distribute evenly may lead to different recipe! See recipe for “My impatient family” for details…). Carefully open the bottle of anger/frustration. Using a Q-tip, dab small portions of the anger/frustration onto each person. Lastly, take the love and laughter and sprinkle it all over the house, pets, and people. Let sit until all parts of the recipe are thoroughly combined, and voila! Your Perfect Family is complete.


A Family

F- fiercely loyal to those we love.

A- accepting each for who and what they are.

M- matchless in our hopes and dreams for one another.

I- instilling pride in our hard fought heritage.

L- learning about our past guides us in the future.

Y- you love and cherish the people of your heart.

—Patricia Biddle