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"When you look at your life the greatest happiness are family happinesses"

That's what Dr. Joyce Brothers says, anyway. Maybe you agree, or maybe you don't. But surely we all agree that free inspirational poems about family, children, growing old etc. are a joy to read. And that's what this page is all about:

  • Find famous poems, some inspirational poems, some silly poems

  • And, as ever, you'll find links to more: more poems about family, more love poems, and more passion poems.
Inspirational family poems image (Kahlil Gibran quotation)

So sit back, relax, and... enjoy!

(Oh this collection of inspirational poems is only small. I'm sure you can think of other family inspirational poems that could go here, too. So feedback is always welcome. So... please do get in touch and let us know what you think about this page, eh! Thanks.)



Inspirational Family Poems

"On Children" - what Kahlil Gibran has to say...

The Prophet
Chapter 3 - On Children

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children.
And he said:

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness:
For even as He loves the arrow that flies so He loves also the bow that is stable.

by Kahlil Gibran

(Read more free inspirational quotes poems from Kahlil Gibran here!)


"The End " - what A. A. Milne has to say...

The End

When I was One,
I had just begun.

When I was Two,
I was nearly new.

When I was Three,
I was hardly Me.

When I was Four,
I was not much more.

When I was Five,
I was just alive.

But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever.
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.

By A. A. Milne.


What William Wordsworth has to say...

My heart leaps up when I behold
       A Rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a Man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
       Or let me die!
The Child is Father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety

by William Wordsworth


More poems...

Can inspirational family poems be more inspirational than the following famous poems? I think not. Though, of course, I value your opinion! :-)

Do not stand at my grave and weep
by Mary Elizabeth Frye.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.

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