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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: caregiving, childhood, daughter, growing up, life,
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, inspirational, poetry,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member March 19 Memories
Mama….it’s today
The chalendar shouts it
Today
15 years ago..you breathed your last
and I still see you in dreams
and I still miss you, Mama

I’m sitting here
in front of...

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Categories: growing up, death, faith, mother,
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: growing up, america, childhood, places,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Before and Beyond The Bed
When 
When did a bed become your prison
I see your strength absorbed
Absorbed by the mattress 
I turn you
Trying to prevent sores
Who would have thought soft...

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Categories: growing up, hope,
Form: Free verse



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, inspirational, repetition,
Form: Light Verse
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, granddaughter, grandfather,
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: art, break up, growing up, jealousy,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member HE'S MR KNOW IT ALL - NOW A COLLABORATION
Old blabber mouth gets on my wick
His attitude makes me quite sick
He plays to the crowd 
Is brash and so loud 
My husband thinks he's...

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Categories: growing up, humorous, voice,
Form: Limerick
The Truth About ADHD
Growing up with ADHD forces you to adapt,
impulsive behaviour controls how you react,
attention span wanders and naturally distracts,
you face an impact, that in fact, doesn't...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: growing up, anti bullying, perspective, psychological, truth,
Form: Rhyme
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, my child,
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: betrayal, conflict, confusion, growing up, identity,
Form: Rhyme
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: conflict, emotions, feelings, growing up, heartbroken,
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: childhood, christmas, family, growing up, memory,
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 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, grief, growing
Form: Dramatic monologue
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, happiness, memory,
Form: Rhyme
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, missing, relationship,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member As I held my silence
In view of my mirror
Lately you appear
Smiling at me
While I'm twirling my hair
But you aren't really there
In my dreamy rear view

As I find fulfillment
In everything...

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Categories: growing up, friendship, friendship love, love, silence,
Form: Free verse
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 on, son,
Form: Lento
Premium Member 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 a friend,
Form: Lyric
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
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, childhood, confusion,
Form: Bio
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,
Form: Free verse
The Wonderful Journey Of The Butterfly
This beautiful journey begins
From a courtship routine
The male perch themselves on leaves
And create a glorious scene
Waiting for a female 
Just to fly on by
Now he...

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Categories: growing up, adventure, beautiful, education, nature,
Form: Light Verse