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Best Childhood Poems

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


Childhood


    It's  a very important box
    one we will be passing on.





    bombs
  ...

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Categories: childhood, humanity,
Form: Concrete



A Cathartic Weave Of Three

listen,
the whispers
of leaves
turn colour
autumn is here.

now that you are gone
who will wake every morn
to lift the sun
unveil the sky
etch in the clouds
who will paint the...

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Categories: childhood, break up, celebration, devotion, earth, i
Form: Free verse
Premium Member One Brief Moment
Look...See how long nights are drawing in.
Dreary birdsong gradually abates -
Opaque dusk grows dim;
And just outside the creaky little garden
Gate,
Stood opposite the empty wood
Where the...

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Categories: childhood, imagery, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Hands
Featuring: Leonora Galinta
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Take My Hands
I Offer Them To You
Hold Them Tight
Never Let Them Go!!!
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~MY HANDS~

With all the time on my hands
I gave my hands one...

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Categories: childhood, beautiful, beauty, birthday, body, giving, power,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tranquility
Oh little one, how soon you'll be
In turbulence of puberty.

I will hold tight your days of youth 
And share with you my honest truth 

That...

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Categories: childhood, children, god, granddaughter, grandmother, spiritual,
Form: Couplet



I Think Of You - An Alternative Universe - 6

From childhood it was a world of two...you and I...
I leaned lightly, leisurely against your heart and you let me in.

We were five I use...

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Categories: childhood, best friend, cute love, desire, funny
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Cup of Empty
Cup of Empty
She pours him a cup of empty
From a teapot of childhood dreams
He loves the sound of her giggles
Hers is the light of a...

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Categories: childhood, addiction, adventure, beautiful, dream, hurt, lost
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Will You Tie My Shoes When I Grow Old
You were beautiful, 
my tiny child, 
wrapped tightly in my arms, 
close to my heart.
I listened to you breathing.
I counted your fingers
and your toes.
Helpless, 
you...

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Categories: caregiving, childhood, daughter, growing up, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Sailing the Seas In A Pecan Tree
The wind billows out from the seat of his britches
With determined eyes, skinned knuckles and knees
He climbs up the rails nailed from old cedar pieces
To...

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Categories: childhood, adventure, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member No such thing as forever
We all arrive alone naked and vulnerable,
crying our eyes out, not knowing -
this is the first day of the rest of our life.
I guess the...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: childhood, analogy, death, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member First Communion
The powdery snow gloves the fingers 
of maple forest, protecting barren bark 
with the expectation of rose tipped bloom.

A meeting point between pristine
innocence and the...

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Categories: caregiving, childhood, devotion, inspirational, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shepherd who forgot his Flock
It's raining again, grey neon skies,
washing away suppressed surfaces,
to reveal unhealed wounds,
to scars the eyes cannot see

sometimes they bleed.

Some say words heal,
but I resist to...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: childhood, emotions, father son,
Form: Free verse
Grandpa
 


The old man sat with eyes closed, dozing in his chair
Until a little voice he heard say “Grandpa, are you there”.

He gazed upon a...

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Categories: childhood, loss, sadold, child, old,
Form: Couplet
A Small Bouquet Of My Word Groupings

you were an infant
i would sing a song i created for you

'there's a baby in my arms
there's a baby in the mirror
but honey 
there's not...

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Categories: appreciation, celebration, childhood, daughter, encouraging, faith,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member -Unlatched-
_______________________

So young, I was, and so naive
There was no doubt, I did believe
this babe who's latched inside my womb
with ties we had,... would always be

Latched...

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Categories: childhood, family, mother, son,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ballad of an Unsung Hero
Vivid flashbacks from bloodshed battles
his soul still ravaged by devious dictators,
cries from fallen comrades still echo in his mind,
but he continues to walk upon a...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: childhood, analogy, metaphor, political,
Form: Ballad
A Near-to- death State Of Mind
He lies, warm and straight; unmoving.
Free from pain in his transitionary world;
safe within a love that shared his body and mind.
Without her altruistic and unyielding...

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Categories: childhood, goodbye,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member My Darling Boy

     Oh ...

Have you seen my darling boy, blond hair, like corn silk, falling?
       ...

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Categories: analogy, boy, childhood, innocence, metaphor, nostalgia,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Boy oh boy and a girl
I wish to claim
My boyness
My yesterday sillyness
Innocent shyness
My crinkled nose grininess
That hide and seekiness
Spin the bottle 
kind of geekiness 

Getting caught 
My hand in the...

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Categories: adventure, boy, childhood, courage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member More Worse When I Cry
Teacher said my decisions needed consequences.
I have to write a million gazillion sorry sentences.
Billy was stupid to tease me, call my family poor.
I had to...

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Categories: abuse, childhood, emotions, father, sad, son,
Form: Narrative
Love Has Its Costs

THIS IS A FICTIONAL WRITE THAT EXPLORES THE QUESTION OF WHAT LOVE IS. IT DOES SO IN A DRAMATIC WAY, AFTER ALL THAT IS MY...

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Categories: childhood, desire,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member First Love
Returning home again after many years away
I find our secret path along the Fundy Bay
That happy place where long ago we played
Where all our dreams...

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Categories: childhood, love,
Form: Quatrain
Teddy Bear-
My sweet little Teddy Bear...
Mommy gave 'YOU' to me
Now I never sleep alone at night
The comfort you gave, when God's sunny eyes ran out of...

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Categories: abuse, boyfriend, childhood, fear, me, night,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Arikara Born
I like many others have lived in our dreams
In this world where I lived amongst forests and streams
Where the Great Plains stretched and our rivers...

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Categories: america, childhood, places,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poetry in Poetry a Duet of Lonely Blues
Poetry

Is not the poem
Is not the poet

Is the observations
Is the emotions

Is the diversity. entwined
Opposing views always sought

Is the love
Is the hate

Is the sadness
Of losing to...

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Categories: childhood, dark, introspection, philosophy, poetry, sad,
Form: Light Verse