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Best Growing Up Poems

Below are the all-time best Growing Up poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of growing up 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: growing up, caregiving, childhood, daughter, growing
Form: Narrative



Premium Member FORGOTTEN TREASURE- The Rebirth
FORGOTTEN TREASURE

I found the fountain of youth
When I stumbled across the forbidden garden
Right smack in the middle,
Was what I thought to be a wishing well
I...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beauty, deep, growing up,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member ABANDONED


I'd married at 21 and moved overseas with my husband's work, so it had been many years since I had visited my gran at Rose...

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Categories: growing up, house, memory,
Form: Haibun
To Take Each Day As It Comes
To take each day as it comes
To gratefully praise The One
Joyfully face the new dawn’s grace,
That's now my everyday plan.

To take each day as it...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: character, encouraging, growing up,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member GRANDPA
*GRANDMA WAITS IN THE GARDEN*

Hi grandpa, it's me again!
Your dentures sit in an open glass above the nightstand
Remember the tears grandma sang before she pass?
The...

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Categories: growing up, beautiful, care, death, grandchild,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member With Divining Heart I Could Have Foreseen
With Divining Heart I Could Have Foreseen

With true divining heart I could have seen
little ripples of thy deep discontent.
My heart a meadow, once lush and...

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Categories: growing up, art, break up, growing
Form: Sonnet
Little Wishes
Little wishes on great big stars.
Daughter, I make a wishes for you.
Keep on growing and keep on smiling.
And I'll keep loving all that you do.

Little...

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Categories: growing up, mother daughter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Secret
The Secret
Somewhere someplace not far away a couple lied together.
No talk about the future no talk about forever.
They had lovers of their own their lovers...

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Categories: growing up, betrayal, conflict, confusion, growing
Form: Rhyme
You're worthy of love
You're worthy of love

I see the scars, you're hiding deep within
they're not visible, upon your skin
you don't even know, how you could begin
to feel worthy...

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Categories: growing up, abuse, addiction, child abuse,
Form: Lyric
Speck
People walk in and out, 
Through me, it seems,
My presence barely sensed.
I coil around the pain,
And recoiling I make my way out, 
Heaving relief into...

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Categories: growing up, conflict, emotions, feelings, growing
Form: Free verse
Premium Member WHITE CHRISTMAS
My thoughts drift back to my childhood days
Of so many years ago
All the family gathered by a roaring fire
Whilst outside glistens with sparkling snow

We had...

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Categories: growing up, childhood, christmas, family, growing
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THESE ARE THE DAYS OF MY LIFE
I recall fond memories of happy childhood days 
When life was so much simpler in oh so many ways

As children we played outdoors and had...

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Categories: childhood, growing up, life,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Things Change

The first bike I ever owned -- 
when I was ten or eleven --
was a Christmas gift
from a friend.  He was receiving a new...

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Categories: growing up, age, best friend, boy,
Form: Narrative
A Beautiful Day
Bright eyes,
blue skies,
it's a beautiful day!

"Let's go, Mama!" her cheer,
down the tall slide, no fear.
Twisting, bumping, "this is fun"
one more bend then it's done.
from the...

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Categories: child, daughter, growing up,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member When the Wanderer Returns
As winter trees exhume their leaves
for spring
and Autumns' sacrifice 
retreats in memory 
Summers of sangria blossoms 
drape their crimson blooms-

exhale against an arc of sighing...

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Categories: growing up, absence, adventure, childhood, growing
Form: Free verse
Collateral damage
Mara- Collateral damage

Hi, my name is Mara, I'm six years old, I have brown hair and brown eyes. People say I'm pretty like my mom,...

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Categories: growing up, character, courage, freedom, girl,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Goodbye Darling Peter Pan

Dearest Child-Adventuring Man, My Darling Peter Pan:

Since that never to be forgotten day when Wendy first brought you my way, my heart has been enchanted...

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Categories: change, growing up, love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member WHEN A CHILD IS BORN
No words can express my elation at becoming a mother
Show my tears of joy on that perfect wintery morn
Go and show my parents our tiny...

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Categories: birth, growing up, moving
Form: Lento
I still feel the pain
I still feel the pain

I remember the past- as I'm looking back
and I still can't believe it's true...
it's hard for even me,   to...

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Categories: growing up, abuse, child, death of
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Happy
I counted each bone in your fingers as you ran them through my hair..
your lips played a merry tune I almost knew., 
and the soft...

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Categories: flower, growing up, happy,
Form: Free verse
Before the End
Sunflowers and dandelions. 
Sometimes in life it's a fine line.
We go outside to breathe the air.
Look around, try not to stare.

The little children play and...

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Categories: growing up,
Form: Rhyme
I Wonder If Its Savour Would Remain
« In love, mother.. ! »
sobbing words
an echo, like no other
the chokes and the pain, I recall
who was to blame for all that did befall?

What...

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Categories: growing up, beauty, deep, destiny, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What font type the heart
Who was it that first said..  
'the eyes are the window to the soul'..
who's eyes did they envision..
and how did they know?

And what of...

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Categories: devotion, growing up, morning,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Overlap
The overlapping of me and us three
Of who I was and who I turned out to be
I never ever felt I was good enough 
Or...

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Categories: growing up, abuse, angst, appreciation, care,
Form: Narrative
read this please
They hate you because your you
They make up lies and call it true
They're fake behind your back
Hoping someday that you'll crack.

They hate you because your...

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Categories: growing up, betrayal, care, career, change,
Form: Bio