Thanksgiving Poetry: Celebrating Family Near and Far

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Thanksgiving Poetry: Celebrating Family Near and Far Verses of Togetherness

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As we get closer to the holiday season and Thanksgiving, we start thinking about the special times we share with our family, whether they’re close by or far away. Poetry has a wonderful way of capturing the feelings we have about these connections, like the warmth of being together at the table and the love that goes beyond physical distance.

Let’s take a look at some heartwarming poems that honor family, the happiness of gathering, and the strong bonds that make Thanksgiving a truly special time.

Thanksgiving Poetry: Family

A Family is Like a Circle” by Nicole M. O’Neil

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.

I Love My family So Much” by Mahfooz Ali

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

A Family Is” by Kate Summers

A family is a group of people.
It can be a group or a couple.
A family is where,People care.
They share a love for each other.
They don’t have to be a biological brother.
They offer support and encouragement too.
In facing life and all you do.
You can be sure when times are hard,
They will show up and be a safeguard.
And when times are good,
They share and laugh as they should.
Without family the world can be a lonely place,
With no one to love or to embrace.
These relationships you should cherish,
Your life they will enrich.

The Bond Of Family” by Michelle Peters

Family is the strong tie

That holds you to the ground

When it seems that you have lost

All that you had found.

They are the rock that holds you down

When you start to float away,

And they can turn your life around

When you go astray.

They are the friends you are born with;

They are with you ’till the end,

And when life treats you rough,

Your broken heart they will mend.

Although sometimes you may fuss and fight,

And may not always agree,

In the dark, they are the light

That shows the path so you can see.

Thanksgiving Poetry: Family You Choose

We are Family” by Michael J. Burt

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

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.

Different Meanings Of Family” by Kelly Roper

To some, family means mom, dad and the kids.
To others, family means single parents doing the job of two to make a home.
To some, family means living with grandparents too.
To others, family is the aunt or uncle who has stepped up to fill in for parents.
To some, family means two moms or two dads growing a family together.
To others, family means two people multiplying their love through adoption.
To some, family is limited to blood relations.
To others, family includes friends who are there through thick and thin.
To some, family is all about the people in their lives.
To others, pets are considered family members too.
Yes, family means different things to different people,
But every family has one thing in common, and that’s love.

Thanksgiving Poetry: Family Far Away

The Bond of Family” by Gabriel Cruz

In life, we’re gifted with a precious treasure,
A family, who stands by us, always with pleasure.
A group of souls, who share a bond,
That grows stronger, as each year goes beyond.
In family life, we find a sense of belonging,
A place of warmth, where love keeps flowing.
A haven of comfort, in times of distress,
Where support and care, we can always access.
No matter how far we may be apart,
The bond of family always stays in our heart.
Through the trials of life, we stand together,
Holding each other’s hand, through every weather.

Family Reunion” by Ryan Guerrero

Not enough hours in the day, we often say
we watch as the business of life allows time slip away.
Before we know days turn to months and months into years,
Time is mapped with laughter and cheers,
the long road sometimes landmarked with sadness and tears.
Elders pass and children grow,
has it been that long we ask, where does the time go?
Not every chance to gather is taken.
“We’ll see them next time” we say and hope we’re not mistaken.
A chance like now comes once in a lifetime it seems,
when the bright light of family is nurtured and beams,
there will be laughter and time to reminisce.
we will all be proud this is a chance we did not miss.

Family and Friends” by Joy Flake

To all my family and friends,
from whom I hear from
now and then,
Just wanted to say
that I love you
each and everyday.
You fill my heart
with love and laughter
and without that
nothing else matters,
and all the things
that we’ve been through,
would mean nothing
if I didn’t have you.
So please take my hand
and together
let’s make a stand,
to form a bond of love
with the help from above,
and not let little things
get in the way,
because we may not have another day,
to tell that person
I love you,
which we may regret
in some way.
Please know that
you’re in my heart,
and will stay that way
and never part.
Just wanted to say,
that I love you
and I hope you love me too.

These poems help us remember the strong and lasting bonds that make Thanksgiving a time filled with warmth, love, and thankfulness. Whether you’re coming back to be with family at home, going on a trip to see loved ones, or spending the holiday with friends you’ve chosen as family, these poems capture the true spirit of Thanksgiving.

Enjoyed discovering these poetry collections? Check out more poetry online at here! 

Tanya Marion