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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


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
Form: Narrative



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,
Form: Couplet
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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,
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



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: Rhyme
Premium Member A Miracle
Where the sound of the wind whistled through the cracks in the walls and the door-sills, where pots collected rain beneath a leaky roof where...

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Categories: childhood, life,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member -Unlatched-
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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 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,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member More Worse When I Cry
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Teacher said my decisions needed consequences.
I have to write a million gazillion sorry sentences.
Billy was stupid to tease...

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Categories: abuse, childhood, emotions, father,
Form: Narrative
She Calls Me Home
She Calls Me Home…

At days long end
Left on troubles shore
When I just know
I can't take anymore
When the last light
Of hope is gone

She calls me home
She...

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Categories: angst, caregiving, childhood, devotion,
Form: Couplet
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
Premium Member 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,
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
The Return
The air is thick with memory -
A fog of reminiscence.
Or is it simply mist 
Rolling through the window? 
I feel the wind and taste the...

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Categories: childhood,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Train Tracks
We used to ride our bikes,
the ones without brakes,
along rusty tracks,
trying to keep up with trains

but like life,
they moved too fast,
we always got left behind.

Even...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, analogy, childhood,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Silent Inflictions
Childhood is a ship,
preparing to set sail,
but not all harbors are kind

the ocean a mysterious enigma.

Not all inflictions are visible,
some bruises remain invisible.
Not all trauma...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: analogy, childhood, emotions, innocence,
Form: Free verse
The Old House
Seven generations walked through your door,
Which stood so strong and always welcomed in.
You said goodbye when boys headed to war,
Two soldiers lost to battles they...

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Categories: childhood, family, house, memory,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Things That Seemed Poetic
Things that seemed poetic were always sad,
though I yearned for sparkle
and my dad's guffaw, which never came.
Familiar things were always drear --
repeated motions in the...

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Categories: angst, childhood, death, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Toddler Sky
-Toddler Sky-

Down where I sleep, 
You hold me, embrace my every way
The Marks up on my skin
You caress, taking away from the ugliness

Watching the simple...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: blue, body, childhood, how
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE BROKEN DOLL
Walls of silence hold,
 Me prisoner,
The child held within,
 Cries out for release.
Relative solitude comforts, 
Not the tortured soul,
Inward coiling withdrawing,
 Deep inside. 
Shedding its...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, childhood, conflict, fear,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Under the Willow Trees
A path strewn thick with ruddy-faced leaves
led to nowhere and everywhere in fantasies, 
our near-death rescue from boredom 
      ...

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Categories: childhood, death of a
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tangled Vines
I walk along the old familiar path in the wood of my childhood -
the place that I willingly abandoned  
for the lure of new...

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Categories: childhood, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Treasure Of Birth
It's hard to describe
that true sense of pride

that comes with the worth
of your babies birth

A child takes your heart
right from the start

and wills you to...

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Categories: birth, childhood, prayer, religious,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Christmas Mourning

There it lies, forlorn and tragic,
     Christmas, mourning for its magic,
       Awaiting on an angel,...

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Categories: child, childhood, christmas, daughter,
Form: Rhyme