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Best Youth Poems

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


Premium Member Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
(A Tribute)

Tough as nails young man with a red right hand
red-fire and whiskey ran in his blood.
Courageous seed...

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Categories: youth, conflict, death, fate, sorrow,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Sweet Youth
Sweet youth with its ghostly shadows of regret 
encircling the mind of an aging maid...like vultures 
       waiting to...

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Categories: age, longing, love, youth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member MONSTER
    MONSTER

Shackles nor chains, can't change what it is.....
Never was it, the one hiding under the bed, 
It was me, tired of...

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Categories: youth, abuse, dark, evil, sin,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Lift somebody's dawn

Learn from the eagle how to soar with winds
Spanning your wings to conquer tall peaks 
Float hopes high reaching sapphire blue skies
Triumph with your smile...

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Categories: encouraging, inspiration, meaningful, youth,
Form: Lyric
Do Not Grieve Your Muse
              (For My Younger Self)



You have forgotten your muse.
You neglected her, in...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: introspection, life, poetry, youth,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The Irony Of Fate


In a moment of juvenile jealousy 
he envies his red rival

with its intimate and greedy embrace of her angels’ share
of honey and vanilla spice
as wet...

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Categories: youth, age, desire, fate, irony,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member From Dovecote Hill
FROM DOVECOTE HILL

From Dovecote Hill, my thoughts spill down on drowsy mill-town streets
and run the maze of alleyways where once my youthful feet
traced winding paths...

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Categories: home, memory, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Reflections, Past to Present
Sweet youth, beauty
By Luna's light.
Cobalt colors
How sweet it is...
I know of great love,
There will never be enough time.
I am here for you.

What is love...crimson rose,
Love...

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Categories: youth, age, autumn, beauty, death,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member That Period of Life
Orange is more appreciated by the tongue that tastes lime
to do so, if not now, when would be the time?

Senses and instincts are the same...

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Categories: adventure, life, youth, drug,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Waterfalls Of Expectations



spilling mother’s milk
Nature’s bounty feeds her child -
river’s youth fades fast



Susan Ashley
April 29, 2020

~ Fourth Place ~
Premiere Contest: Hi-Ku (5)
Sponsor: Brian Strand

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Categories: youth, beauty, life, nature, river,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Farewell, Youthful Days Of Wading In Crystal Clear Streams
Farewell, Youthful Days Of Wading In Crystal Clear Streams

Farewell, the coming dawn and its soft, golden glow
born as infant fawn, a peaceful river in flow
or...

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Categories: youth, art, beauty, creation, dedication,
Form: Sonnet
The Perfect Friend
The Perfect Friend ©

Today I found a friend 
Who knew everything I felt
She knew my weakness
And the problems I’ve been dealt.
She understood my wonders
And listened...

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Categories: youth, best friend, friend, friendship,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fall
Fall and
red yellowing 
leaves in the trees

an old man sitting 
on a bench
watches them 
fall
and thinks of his youth

a youth 
sitting on a bench
looking into...

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Categories: youth, age, funny, nature, society,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Lonely Dreams
I never knew following dreams could be this lonely,
But up on the hill, looking back, thank God I'm not the old me.
If the tears will...

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Categories: youth, christian, courage, cry, dream,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Guess Who
~It's a Beautiful Day~

Under every star, 
A smile waltz-like no other
Once a simple cherry blossom girl, 
enjoying puppets and lullabies.
Sitting in front of the screen
Anxiously...

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Categories: youth, appreciation, celebrity, child, environment,
Form: Free verse
Spider songs
Blades of grass, wet under foot, insect eyes  
Dusk, offset by the cricket orchestra 
Muted and receding into the trees and bushes,
Tickled by the...

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Categories: youth, animal, girl, metaphor, night,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member QUEEN OF CROISSANTS


Known for miles around
As the Queen of Croissants
She’d perfected her art for years
But at what cost
More physically demanding than you might think
She gave the best...

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Categories: youth, abuse, anger, anxiety, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Of Treasures Sought, Diving For Forbidden Dark Pearls
Of Treasures Sought, Diving For Forbidden Dark Pearls

I shall weave you, dear reader, words true and sincere
tho' will not be as great as those woven...

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Categories: youth, beauty, dedication, emotions, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member As I Plot Just One More Day
As I Plot Just One More Day

Desperate as the waking at blackest dawn
I seek only moments within eternity,
for the day upon me is long 
and...

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Categories: youth, appreciation, art, dark, deep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member From Young to Old
The story of life from young to old is the same old story told over and over.
We start out and end in diapers.
We start out...

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Categories: youth, age, baby, cry, food,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Know What You Want


Dear Youth, I know that many
of you are floundering.
The world is so uncertain now
and sometimes so unkind.

It was a simpler time 
when I was in...

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Categories: youth,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Out of the Sun
Stayed 
             in the sun 
       ...

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Categories: youth, absence, age, angst, car,
Form: Rhyme
My First Ball
As I walk through the doors of the hall,
I am swept off my feet by such flare.
When I think that tonight’s my first ball,
How I...

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Categories: youth, dance, emotions, first love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Around the Maypole
Spring bows to thrill of cayenne summer,    
dreams spiced in youthful glow come May.
Bright ribbons wake my bare feet’s slumber. 
Spring bows...

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Categories: color, may, seasons, youth,
Form: Triolet
Premium Member Summer Camp Souvenirs
When I got home from camp today,
My parents almost died.
They asked me how I got this way,
And here's what I replied:

"This little cast from heel...

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Categories: youth, childhood, humorous, parents, vacation,
Form: Light Verse