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Best Bedtime Poems

Below are the all-time best Bedtime poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of bedtime poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member A Bedtime Story
Once, a long ways away, and a long time ago
Lived a wee little man with his silly pet crow;
And once every day, as the sun...

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Categories: bedtime, bird, children, nonsense, nursery rhyme, tree,
Form: Couplet



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Categories: bedtime, beautiful, god, heaven, uplifting,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Good Cry

i wait at the river for the cry of the loon

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Categories: bedtime, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When Day is Done
Whispers of sunset
     Carry on wings of evening birds
     Rising moon awaits wolfs’ howls

Sundown serenade

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Categories: bedtime, inspirational
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ransom


Held to ransom 
words inject your mind
pierce your skin
drawn backwards 
you transcend, 
you look within
a bloodied mind
the numbness melts
inconsequential ignobles
and dreary misfortune
a polar ice cap...

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Categories: bedtime, birth, confidence, courage, freedom, journey, trust,
Form: Free verse

Fever Dream
Night rain on the window pane is the night sweat of my fevered life dream. Time bloats like the reflection I try to avoid. Tears...

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Categories: bedtime, mental illness,
Form: Haibun
Paradise In My Mind

There's a place
inside my mind
That I always try to
Escaping life for
just a while
Will help me put on
a smile
Entering this
special place
Worries I can soon
Seeing beauty I've

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Categories: bedtime, dream, freedom, imagination,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Forever In My Heart
Sometimes I look around me
and I see an empty space
where you might be playing
a sweet smile on your face
You might be calling out to me

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Categories: bedtime, baby, faith, i love you, loss,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Highlanders Estate
My door is open
I welcome you
To my Highland lands
Off heathers and hue
Cross the bridge
Of centuries old
To my castle of grey
In it's regal fold

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Categories: bedtime, fantasy, history, life, nature, people, places
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bewitching
A magic forest
   Where chipmunks slide down moon beams
       And squeal with delight

Oh listen! You'll hear

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Categories: bedtime, imagination, nature
Form: Free verse
Bad Poem
One day I delivered a poem
one that seemed to be premature
so I swaddled her up
and set her aside
to grow 'til I felt reassured

How she yowled...

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Categories: bedtime, humor, humorous, silly, word play, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member HEAVEN SENT

At bedtime he closes his eyes
Thru meadows chases butterflies
Sunshine in his hair
Free without a care
He’s ten and innocent
Surely heaven sent
Each night distant stars he touches

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Categories: bedtime, child, dream, fantasy, freedom, growing up,
Form: Rhyme
Randomlings 1-34

Randomling 1:  Matthew Macfadyen

I believe I'm in love with Matthew Macfadyen
He inspires in me a terribly bad yen
But as poetry goes
His name 'spires woes

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Categories: bedtime, cat, deep, depression, dog, emotions, funny,
Form: Verse
Latino-Americanos: The Children of an Oscuro Pasado
Baile con migo, hips made from the rhythm of merengés and cumbias, samba, swagger and a pinch of azucar mixed into my backbone. 
My first...

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Categories: bedtime, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member A Child's Wish
I wish I had a train so I could be where I want to be
I wish I had a train so I could see who...

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Categories: bedtime, absence, adventure, best friend,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member The Ballad of Goodie-Two-Shoes
My mother went to heaven on the day that I was born
My father raised me up before my mother he would join
He said, “Son, to...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bedtime, life,
Form: Ballad
New Year's Eve Ballad
New Year's Eve Ballad

It’s true one year just ended
And that another one began
In places crowds did gather
They drank and offered cheer
There was singing and ‘twas...

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Categories: bedtime, celebration, encouraging, friendship, introspection, moving on,
Form: Ballad
My Winter
Huddled over that old black radio
waiting for the final announcement
School canceled tomorrow!
Bedtime? We actually have to SLEEP?

Where am I? Is that light coming from...
No-No! Don't...

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Categories: bedtime, nostalgia, snow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rapture You Roughly -

She pleaded to me with a blushed body,
ready readily for the holiday my maintinance could muster for her pink engine,
the electricity my overtime bedtime love...

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Categories: bedtime, dream,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Forever in My Heart (Aarons Song)
Sometimes I look around me
and I see an empty space
where you might be playing
a sweet smile on your face.
You might be calling out to me

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Categories: bedtime, son, song-lyricbaby, baby, me, i love
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Embers Of A Memory
Dad would strum his guitar
long into the night
while something like grief
would search for the stars

We would circle to listen
and hold back our tears
with smoke in...

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Categories: bedtime, dad, nostalgia, song,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ma's Little Imp
Tussled hair, bruised knees, toothless, lop-sided grin;
Ma is so thankful her dear little imp wasn't born a twin!
She likes things running smoothly, like a finely-tuned...

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Categories: bedtime, childhood, little sister,
Form: Rhyme
Pay Attention
Pay attention
Just when she thinks the coast is clear
In walks the ghost with a smile and a can of beer
“Come over here - let me...

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Categories: bedtime, depression, introspection, sad
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Goldilocks
She's been gone for 16 years now
but her memory lingers on.
It seems like only yesterday,
I still can't believe she's gone!

From the first day that I...

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Categories: bedtime, happiness, love, pets, love, me,
Form: Rhyme
My Hero
He feared not his death,
because he came to know well,
Him who gave us all life’s breath.
He worked at his goal,
taking life’s problems in stride,
Humility was...

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Categories: bedtime, friendship
Form: Sedoka