Your poetry for families together
Thank you to everyone who shared their Make a Difference in a Minute Families Together poems with us. We are using this space to showcase a selection of the poems that we received.
Family is a personal community of people who are always available
A support system of people who keep you grounded
Family is always there for you in every situation
Family is what we are all part of
Not defined by blood or biology but love and loyalty
Family is an opportunity to be loved, cared for and happy.
Family is security
Family is the promise to always have your back
Family is the one you call for help
People who there for you know matter what
A place you can always go to
Family is a shelter
A place that keeps away the cruel and dark reality
The base that supports us
Family is a word with many meanings
Family is annoying brothers
Hand – me – downs
Love, hate and forgiveness over and over
Family is special, precious and kind
A priceless gift
A sunshine at night
It’s a sweet dream
A place to rest
It’s nice how small things change a life
Family is togetherness
An unbreakable bond
Where everyone shares love and care with each other
Where you can be yourself
People who love you for you
Family is a right
Family is not being alone
Family is a welcoming home
Family is love and hope
Family is happiness
Family is free
Family is forever
Family is everything
Family is for everyone
Written by Queenswood School Year 9
Family means Love
Family is the foundation of support, across all things.
It is a community that everyone is entitled to.
Family is refuge,
Being with my family is like having a super shield which will protect and empower me.
With my family I feel stronger and resilient.
Family is my tap root,
What holds me stable in an uncertain world.
Family means always having somewhere to go,
Someone to turn to,
Something you can always rely on.
Family means warmth,
Family means happiness
Family means love.
Collaborative Poem written as part of #RefugeeWeek at the @V_and_A
Family is the oxygen we need to breathe our way through life’s journeys,
Being without my family is like a slow suffocation of my emotional lungs,
Being with my family is like releasing a breath I didn’t know I’d been holding.
Family is an extension of each person collaborating on common ground,
Being without my family is like being vulnerable,
Not having a door to my room,
No safe space,
Being with my family is like being in a warm bath,
Being wrapped in a safe and heated blanket on a cold, dreary day,
Being at a football match,
Where we are all cheering for our home team.
Written by Amnesty UK Teachers
Being without my family is like having no shelter in a thunderstorm
Being without my family is like being stranded in a desert
Being with my family is like being warm without a fire,
A safe place where I can just be me.
Being without my family is like feeling alone,
A frame without the picture,
No one knows or cares where I am.
Being without my family is like being marooned on a desert island,
Feeling cold with no laughter or embrace.
Being without my family is like nothing I have ever known.
It is like not being fully alive.
Because being with my family is like friendly chaotic fun.
Written by AmnestyUK educators (school speakers and trainers)