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Child Poems | Examples of Child Poetry

Child Poems - Examples of all types of child poetry to share and This list of child poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Adults often write about children and remember with fascination their childhood. Thee poetic works focus on children and the things unique to them including nursery rhymes, funny lyrics, and rhyming child poems. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of child poetry. This list of poetic works about and for a child is an excellent resource for examples of how to write child poems.
Premium Member BELLS
In solitude with eyes closed, a bell flashes with a little girl chuckling, chasing it. In stillness, silence, the bell starts tolling and the girl intently stares at it, eyes beaming with glee and a radiant smile expressing delight. I opened...Read More
Categories: child, fun, innocence, meaningful,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Ayla at Two
Ayla at Two With a fistful of raisins and Chocolate-flavored goatee, Your favorite Dora tee shirt Splotched red from your spaghetti lunch, We sit on the floor together as You climb on up for a quick fix of Mommy, A moment of...Read More
Categories: baby, child, childhood, daughter,
Form: Free verse
Parenting a dope
My sorrow has reached its pinnacle My opinion described as cynical Flowing from deepest regret All the way to try to forget Why this condition came to be I find a complete mystery to me The conclusion of an attempt...Read More
Categories: child, allusion, angst, break up,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Make-Believe
A child makes-believe a fairy grants her wish Who would deceive ~ will never receive...Read More
Categories: child, desire, fairy, girl,
Form: Rubai
She screams at him. Crying out to be heard. She’s always been heard. Nobody likes what she says. It’s apparent. I watch as they fight. Numb or entranced maybe. She faces toward him, her back to the fire. He faces toward her,...Read More
Categories: child, 10th grade, age, anger,
Form: Free verse

What Once Was
It’s not what you think. I promise. Today is just not going the way I want it to. My plans aren’t working out. My body is disfigured. And my friends are all leaving. But I know I can fix it. It’ll...Read More
Categories: child, 10th grade, absence, abuse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Little Mamba
How not to steal from a mamba That came to your house To check on your children How a little snake mamba Comes in like robin hood Asking children Have you eaten anything good we can share Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim And maybe a...Read More
Categories: blessing, child, cinderella, god,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Reunion
Gently cries the child Into the night Listening for that soothing voice Just a loves throw away But mum’s not listening Mum’s overdosed Sinking deeper into a toxic haze Eventually dying with the needle pointing heaven bound Gently cries the child Into the night Listening...Read More
Categories: child, death, drug,
Form: Free verse
How lovely it is, Birthing child on Mother's Day. An example of Someone who has made her way To fulfilling motherhood....Read More
Categories: baby, blessing, child, family,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Chapter 138 -- DAMIAN DELILAH MALLORY HOLANNYA: New Triplet ADDITIONS
Date: May 2050 Damian returned home early morning Back from another visit with Dolly. Still Early misty May morning another Dawning. 2050! The newborns triplets were Sleeping. Damian was peeping. He would Have to travel the...Read More
Categories: beach, child,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Children
When I first saw you, I fell in love Found out what true love really meant Held you close to me my sweet I could smell your sweet smell I couldn’t bear to be away from you Not even for...Read More
Categories: blessing, child, children, hope,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Just for you
Roses for you I bought them especially for you To brighten your unhappy day just for you I’m in love with you So, give me a smile you Love between me and you Forever ...Read More
Categories: child, cute love, flower,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nightmare
the loss of a child defies the law of nature; a living nightmare. ...Read More
Categories: child, death, horror, loss,
Form: Tanka
Whispering Trees
There’s no time for poverty When there’s magic in the air So long as there’s food There’s no need to care, And a watertight roof Over a persons head And the music of trees as He lies there...Read More
Categories: appreciation, child, memory, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Artiste
Artiste, she paints in breathless strokes, Dedicated to the art, the flow, Colors alive, blushing in bold and bashful caresses, Lifting the heart, soothing as laughter. Artiste, she splatters the canvas with hope, Grace captured on the bare canvas, Home to...Read More
Categories: appreciation, art, beautiful, child,
Form: Verse

Specific Types of Child Poems

Read wonderful child poetry on the following sub-topics: beautiful, educate, family, father, funny, halloween, life, love, lyric, monster, mother, parents, scary, song, toys and more.

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