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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



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,

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,

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 passed?
The...

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Categories: growing up, beautiful, care, death, grandchild,

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

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,

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,

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

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

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

Premium Member 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,

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,

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,

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,

To Be A Kid Once Again
This time I didn't  need to remember what it was like  to be  a kid

This time I didn't  need to memorize...

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Categories: growing up, happiness, kid,

Generation Next
Babies are gems and diamonds,
Babies are pure right through,
Babies are such little angels,
Especially when smiling with you,

Bouncing babies are such a charm,
For them we want...

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Categories: childhood, growing up, inspirational,

Premium Member The Cuddling Cricket
It’s not enough to have a Dragon plus his penguins and pigeons, too?
Darn it! I had a limit, until a cute Cuddling Cricket found my...

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Categories: growing up, baby, fantasy, funny, growing

ONE STEP AT A TIME
adventure, growing up, hip hop, repetition, word play

A ONE STEP AT A TIME ©
Life is but a hopscotch path
Players vying for placement
Rules to follow aground
Tokens...

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Categories: adventure, growing up, hip

Premium Member The Bridge
I walk towards you,
as you stand waiting at the center of the bridge.

Beneath my feet, aged timbers span the churning river below.
With each step I...

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Categories: adventure, child, growing up,

THE SONG OF WISDOM
Upon the wind I hear her whispered song
she says “Come to me” with such urgency
I listen now as I’ve been all lifelong.

I turn to look,...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: character, growing up, wisdom,

Premium Member CHASING FOOTPRINTS
CHASING FOOTPRINTS

Some feet are bigger than others
none bigger than those
left by your brothers -
that you tried to fill.

The foot that Dad
would put “right up ‘ur...

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Categories: growing up, humor, introspection,

Premium Member TRANSITION - for adult contest
The day I truly became an adult – oh I remember it like it was yesterday
The moment I gave birth to you my son –...

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Categories: growing up,

Premium Member Both Sides for Me
The look of pity on the saleswoman's face said it all
my paint spattered clothing, however the jeans fit
just didn't have that panache, chic pizazz, tongue...

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Categories: growing up, absence, adventure, dream, fun,

Premium Member Childhood Dreams
Naiveté wraps the child
until the chills slowly
begin to snuggle in,
smothering the illusions leaving
the residuals of sickness
and disappointment
that is man.

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Contest: Fallen
Sponsor: Nette Onclaud
Entrant: Rob Carmack
Written: 11.29.15
Word...

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Categories: appreciation, childhood, growing up,

The Worst Parts Of Me
Im a little out of tune
Im havin trouble inside
Cant explain the chayos 
that I feel tonight
Everythings a mess
I can barely breathe
And your wonderin wonderin 
When...

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Categories: growing up,