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Childhood Poems | Examples of Childhood Poetry

Childhood Poems. Below are examples of poems about childhood. This list of childhood poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of childhood poetry. This list of works about childhood is an excellent resource for examples on how to write childhood poems.

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List of Childhood Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Pearl's Kitchen Yolanda Scott Rhyme blessing, childhood, culture, dedication,
Hanging Around Rhona McFerran Free verse childhood, family, humor, humorous,
Miss Weathers and Me Mike Gentile Narrative childhood, fear, memory, scary,
TINA and DOLL Anisha Dutta Tanka child, childhood,
warm glow of Christmas past Wendy Watson Sonnet celebration, childhood, christmas, nostalgia,
For Me To Hold Mike Gentile Sonnet childhood, holiday, memory,
Premium Member Poem CLOSE TO GOD THE CHILDREN ARE James Edward Lee Sr. Free verse appreciation, assonance, beautiful, childhood,
Premium Member Poem Selling Door To Door Caren Krutsinger Free verse childhood, nostalgia,
Premium Member Poem Something New Carol Connell Rhyme adventure, childhood, crazy, fun,
Classic T V Robert Broadbent Rhyme childhood, memory,

Think of the Children
by Rhona McFerran
Little faces upturned, watching.
Their childish prattle gives
a sense of security to us,
thinking that they are too young
to see or understand.

We are mistaken.

Their youth and innocence
are...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: childhood, family, growth, innocence,

Enough is Enough
by Colette Dright
Ever since I was a child and throughout my growing up
All I kept saying was, Enough Mom, Enough
The addiction from your drug use affected our...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: addiction, childhood, drug,

Rainy Play Day
by Rhona McFerran
Slosh Sploshes
in my Galoshes
reveling in the rain

Muddle Muck
I am a Duck
and cannot be contained

Flap Slap
something Madcap
waddling soaking wet

My mother says
I am the Muddiest
thing she has...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: assonance, childhood, humor, humorous,

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Childhood Dreams Flying High
by Jo Daniel
K

I         I         I 

T     ...

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Shape | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: childhood, dream, flying,

Goodbye Summer
by Todd Aguilar Jr.
Goodbye summer
what a great time we had
now its fall what a bummer 
winter comes we go into slumber
in our houses built out of lumber
from those...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: childhood, 9th grade, adventure, appreciation,

the troubles of wanting more
by sabrina sauer
Once there was a small girl who lived with her parents in the middle of nowhere in the country. Her best friend, on the other...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: childhood, 10th grade, appreciation, beautiful,

Fudging it
by David Smith
When all else fails make some fudge,
Which they will not begrudge,
Even if it leaves a smudge. 

From my chocolate fudge they will not budge,
My daughter...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, celebration, childhood, community,

Chosen : ode to unforgotten soil
by JP Thomas
I was the lucky one
The apple of his eye
He chose me to walk with him
The memories will never die

Two brothers older, two sisters younger
And I...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, childhood, deep, family,

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ADOLESCENCE AND I AM IN TRANSITIONAL STAGE WHY IS THE WORLD AND AMERICA MISTREATING ME SO
by James Edward Lee Sr.
a person aged from 13 to 19 years.
I am, no longer twelve
adolescence I am youth
Adolescence and I am in a transitional stage
I am a young...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: childhood, for teens,

Gas Cooker
by Owen Yeates
I have been told about a day
We visited an aunt and uncle they say
At their new house in Eastfield’s
In Scarborough my mother reveals

They took us...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: childhood,

Gilly and Auntie Pam
by Steve Sant
Gilly darling dont do that
You don't know where it's been
And put our hat on there's a love
I'm fetching some ice-cream
Do you want a cornet child?
Or...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beach, childhood, nostalgia,

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How Sweet It Is
by Jo Daniel
HOW SWEET IT WAS 

I stand here recalling my childhood 
When we went on a playing spree
Running across the rocky road 
Pretending to be a...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: childhood, games, memory,

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The Senior Luncheon
by Gerald Dillenbeck
YouthGroup interviews WiseElder lunch crowd

Notes:

(1) What do you recommend for improving our long-term health prospects?

Question met with quiet amusement.


"Honey,
I'm eighty years old.
My goal is to...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: age, childhood, health, meaningful,

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: childhood, age, august, beautiful, beauty,

What is Love
by deepak srivastava
Love between the two,
affection both of them knew....

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, august, care, childhood,

Another Place, Another Time
by Rhona McFerran
A small child sat and watched the rain
nose pressed hard 'gainst window pane
mind mulling, musing, pondering
wistful, wishing, wandering
filled with fantasies, far off places
cities, forests, wide-open...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: age, childhood, dream, freedom,

Sun Light And Tantrums
by Earl Schumacker
The little boy tends to be ornery
Especially when he is a giant 
One who hates light and planets
One who grows out of control
Out of sight...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, anger, boy, childhood,

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Green Dream Whispering
by Gerald Dillenbeck
To avoid unnecessary oppressor and victim stuckness
in reiteratively dissonant looping
loopy voices,

To avoid interior and exterior terror climates
of self and other perpetual Lose to Lose
claustrophobic shut-down...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: childhood, culture, grandmother, green,

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Learning Sanctuary v Education Industry
by Gerald Dillenbeck
"Our schools are...factories,
in which the raw materials-- [Win/Win hopeful] children--
are to be shaped...into products...
The specifications for manufacturing
come from the [pre-millennial] demands
of 20th century [corporate] civilization,
and...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child abuse, childhood, education,

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Inhale
by Wayne Kingston
seasoned leather catcher's mitt ---
nine year old's nose ~
...transported...

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Imagism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baseball, childhood, memory,