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Child Poems | Examples of Child Poetry

Child Poems. Below are examples of poems about children. This list of child poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of 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, famous, and modern 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.

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

List of Child Poems

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Nay fear, Lovebug, Yee exorcist is hear Word Awl Free verse child, adventure, angel, baptism, birth,
TINA and DOLL Anisha Dutta Tanka child, childhood,
Premium Member Poem The Dilettante Diaries: All Roads Lead Home Leanne Lovejoy-Burton Free verse child, daughter, freedom, journey, love,
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Love the sad story of Joey and Rory Feek of GAITHER fame Anil Deo Couplet angst, cancer, child, christian,
Premium Member Poem Is My Time Up Brenda Chiri Free verse child abuse, creation, death,
Childhood Nisha Prince Free verse child,
Premium Member Poem THE HONEYMOON CHILD Kim Rodrigues Haiku child, games,
We shall talk again Leo Mbalamana Personification child, art, blessing, blue, character,
Unsung Laborers Day Of Humanity Eric Nelson Manley Shelman Lyric appreciation, birth, celebration, child,
Premium Member Poem Rooster Socks Parental Prayer Carol Connell Free verse child, growing up, parents,

The soul Errand and other poems
by Saheed Ridwan
The Soul Errand
To Sir Walter Raleigh Tomb.

Since my soul shall though go
Upon a thankless arrent too
I fear not to touch the best so
The truth shall...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: africa, beautiful, beauty, child,

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Are ghosts real
by Mockingbird Stevenson
I am not scared , 
You are not real. 
It’s just a white sheet,
It’s No big deal.

Ha! Cobwebs on the door,
I could turn on the...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, children, father son,

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Soul of Julia
by Janet Bingham
SOUL OF JULIA

By the golden bough I watch, Julia,
through the winds of darkness.
You touch the golden leaves with your strange smile.
Where do your thoughts drift...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, betrayal, child abuse,

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BEFORE YOU GO
by Line Gauthier


Before you go
Teach me your ways
How like a child you lust
For life and play and joy

Before you go
Show me how much love
Is in one breath
And...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, leaving, life, loss,

A Starving Child
by W.A. CHOLT
Holding in her arms 
A Starving child 
His frail emaciated body 
Bloated with hunger, 
Indicts a world of greed.


      ...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, conflict, death, poverty,

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To Mom on your Heavenly Anniversary
by Marilyn Williams
Today is your Anniversary of 38 years in God's
place.  It is interesting how the years flew by.
I hope I have accomplished what you wanted...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, angel, anniversary, best friend,

Upbringing
by deepak srivastava
Raise Jubilantly
Love Gracefully
...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, anxiety, beautiful, care, character,

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Say goodbye to Mom
by Vijay Pandit
Holding head down he simmers in anguish
Scribbling restless shapes in red crayon
Concealing bitterness of a child forlorn.

At a tender young age he knows of divorce
Custody...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, child, divorce, parents,

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You Cannot Fool Six
by Caren Krutsinger
You are funny!  He is six, with big brown eyes.
I have sixty years on him.  His head is thrown back, he gives a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, preschool,

the inner force 7
by mohamad safan
6-The reward

She said, “Oh! Idea”
She threw the knife out
 
She got the hot rod out 
Saying, “Well, I will let you
Blind 

As I have mercy
I...

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Classicism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, 10th grade, 11th grade,

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Wake up the Child in you
by Joy Spoerndli
Splash in a mirror of glistening mud puddles
Take time to make mud pies, do a caterpillar cuddle
Then stand still, listen well, let the wind tickle...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, child, how i

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CHILDHOOD LAMENT
by Kim Rodrigues
attracted to her fingers
and slippery as an eel
its one dead eye stares at her
— the silver dollar

lonely child spoons dirt over
the sandwich bag zippered shut
there’s...

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Dodoitsu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, death, fish,

Escaping the mind
by Anna Inspirefromwithin.co.nz
Failing to see the primrose,
Through the memories behind my eyes,
A dead leaf, 
A black rock.

Lonely in the heart,
Lonely in the mind,
One more pill, 
One more...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, addiction, anxiety, child

Lonely mind
by Anna Inspirefromwithin.co.nz
Please listen to me, 
Discover my thoughts,
Clear them away and hear my pain.

A prisoner in my own mind,
Thoughts circling, anxiety building,
Please let me go and...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child abuse, depression, lonely,

A Newborn
by M. L. Kiser
A newborn baby 
fresh from Heaven is sent here
with wisdom beyond our own.

We’re fools to think it
is dumb because it can’t speak;
but, babies are very...

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Choka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baby, birth, child, children,

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Angels Unaware
by Wren Rushing
As I sat with my family waiting on light, 
 dressed in our best and windows rolled tight. 
There stood a homeless man just a...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angel, bible, child, christian,

Tired
by Vishwajit Rao
I'm tired, 
tired of being someone I'm not. 
Tired of trying to be a good son to my parents,
or a liability to a friend.
I'm tired,...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, character, child, depression,

The inner force 6
by mohamad safan
He wandered, “why?”
She said, “As you didn’t obey me 
Let her go or you will not know
Her way”

He screamed,”no!”
This scream vibrated wall
This scream wake up...

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Classicism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, 10th grade, 11th grade,

Puddles
by Mark Morris
Three days of summer rain thunder past, on noisy tracks. You smell it, and feel its sprays, from the safety of Grandma’s screened porch. Crickets...

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Imagism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, age, august, beautiful, beauty,

Origami Monogatari
by Muhammed Yubel
Socially speaking , we are but a blank space out of place
In speech, I speak in soliloquies of solitude under an umbrella about to be...

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Alliteration | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, appreciation, beauty, butterfly, celebration,