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Childhood Poems | Examples of Childhood Poetry

Childhood Poems - Examples of all types of childhood poetry to share and read. This list of childhood poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of childhood poetry. This list of works about childhood is an excellent resource for examples on how to write childhood poems.
Premium Member Without Goodbye
"I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it" E.E.Cummings Friends I have lost as years rush by-- so many souls I have called friend. lost to heaven without goodbye If I...Read More
Categories: absence, age, appreciation, childhood,
Form: Sonnet

Me and My Halfwit
We never thought we would understand the touches of sarcasm made by each other, the choices made for each other, and the horrible love for each other. We never knew we would stay in down in the dumps of...Read More
Categories: childhood, best friend, cheer up,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Wandered Lonely As An Orphan
" I wandered lonely as a cloud " ~William Wordsworth ~ I wandered lonely as an orphan, their single, only child. Envied others with siblings often. Do they make life worthwhile? I found my greatest joy in dreams of what I...Read More
Categories: childhood, dream, loneliness,
Form: Rhyme
Blessing the Childhood Call it back Call it back My dear childhood Come back Come back Cherish my inner soul again With your love and warmth Why did you go Never to return Leaving me alone in hot desert of...Read More
Categories: birthday, blessing, care, childhood,
Form: Free verse
On a morning walk as I watched a burst of lightning flash before my eyes… a memory was awakened…of our children chasing fireflies. It was in the evening…after dark…around a campfire in N.C. when from a blended marriage...Read More
Categories: childhood, memory,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Chapter 1, Grumpy Cat
"A hooligan cat homeless and tattered, hungry, and lurking on my porch battered; a bitten ear and one eye, so blue that it made me- sigh ! Brought him in and soon my home was shattered....Read More
Categories: books, cat, childhood,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Back to the beginning
Back to the beginning, at the time we were born, connected with spirit, till mind-body cravings began judging merit. Back to the beginning, when childlike heart was pure, we forgave easily, relinquishing the past, flowing thus breezily. Back to the beginning, in per-puberty years, we held equal...Read More
Categories: childhood, innocence,
Form: Monchielle Stanza
My Childhood in VAIN
My Childhood in vain? Being small is a boon or a bane I would say its all very insane The expectations that adults keep of you Is enough to scare your wits out too! Exam time is the least exciting...Read More
Categories: childhood, 7th grade, anxiety, books,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Old School House
The tiny old school, which was my first guide, has become a museum of a distant age. The playground--swings, bars, and slide, still stand in mute dismemberment stage. A fence around, a ticket to buy, purchasing memories packed away. Days so...Read More
Categories: 1st grade, appreciation, childhood,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member On Youth, Love, and the Muse
I. What delight is there, when the wine of youth runs out and just the dregs of life remain? When childhood flowers, and love's fire becomes truth, the lusts...Read More
Categories: childhood, desire, love, lust,
Form: Lyric
three months old, big smiles from where does baby laugh come heaven only knows...Read More
Categories: childhood, joy,
Form: Imagism
*SON OF NOBODY* I was born in the Trenches In the walls and roof with no fences Drank from the seasonal rivers Trust me we knew no povereties We labour to live and not to gather properties On...Read More
Categories: beautiful, childhood, emotions, encouraging,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Friend Jack
My best guess is that I must have been 6 or 7. Back then, long before boys like me turned into men, I had a friend named Jack. Anyway, I was just a little boy when I first met him....Read More
Categories: childhood, dog, friendship, pets,
Form: Narrative
May The Light Guard Your Sleep
Let your ears hear, you are safe and sound From Yaldabaoth crowned Barbelo protects you all-around You are safe and sound Rest with the white sheep Jesus is the shepherd of your sleep Hear the white dove...Read More
Categories: child, childhood, cute love,
Form: Rhyme
My Classroom
My classroom is like an entertainment box, There are performers who never stop, I teach them with care and love, And they learn rapidly with fun... One is an ace of acting and pretending, Another one is always attentive, One is...Read More
Categories: childhood, class, feelings, for
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Childhood Poems

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Definition | What is Childhood in Poetry?