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Childhood Poems

Childhood Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about childhood. This list of childhood poems is composed of the works of modern poets on 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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Premium Member Imagination reigned supreme
So long ago, so far away
   seems forever, we used to play
Imagination reigned supreme
   You were Queen; I was King

We ruled our world with gentle hand
   from highest mountain to desert sands
You headed East;...Read More
Categories: childhood, games, growing up, longing, loss,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member mystical creature--
 Exist in heaven, or the spirit realm, 
Which is a level of existence 
Higher than the physical universe. ... 
God created the angels through Jesus, 
“The firstborn of all creation.”. 
Are they real, how do you feel???
O’ Lo yon...Read More
Categories: childhood, analogy, angel, appreciation, celebration, character, community, confusion,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member There you are again
There you are again, showing up unexpectedly, in what I see.
Taking my mind on a trip like a screaming train.
As the whistle of truth echoing, is still left unheard.
Rumblings on the tracks, shaking cars, about to derail.
But, it keeps on...Read More
Categories: childhood, angst, image, memory, power,
Form: Free verse
When we are young…just starting out…as little girls and boys
Why is it important for us to feel happiness and joy?

Why is it important at least one time every day
for a child to feel joy as they run or jump or...Read More
Categories: childhood, joy,
Form: Verse
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You made me feel safe, and for the first time I was happy. Overflowing with joy your heart fought for mine when there were demons I could no longer destroy. You were able to save me even though you too...Read More
Categories: boy, break up, childhood, first love, growing
Form: I do not know?

The Endeavors of Lips
The Endeavors of Lips
by Michael R. Burch 

How sweet the endeavors of lips—to speak
of the heights of those pleasures which left us weak
in love’s strangely lit beds, where the cold springs creak:
for there is no illusion like love ...
Grown...Read More
Categories: childhood, youth,
Form: Sonnet
I wish you could see Me
I Wish you could see Me
Back Then,
Filled With Silence 
Unheard  and Unafraid. 

Voices then knew no Shouting
Feelings were not something to be escaped.

In such world of closeness 
I was in;
A alternate universe it seems,
I wish you could see
the first...Read More
Categories: childhood, imagination, innocence, meaningful, poets, remember, writing,
Form: Rhyme
When I was a little kid
I used to wonder what the world would be like,
I never counted the possibility
That I would see a head on a spike.

As I looked at the world 
I saw an array of opportunities,
But I disregarded...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, childhood,
Form: Rhyme
Starry Night
Starry Night

There are moments in your life that will live in your heart forever
Moments that will take your breath away
Indelibly etched into your very soul.
And will never be forgotten.

My first such moment was laying on my back at night
Looking up...Read More
Categories: childhood, me, memory, remember, space, spiritual, stars,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member GOOSEBUMPS
      I experience sudden keen sensation on dermis 
       with tiny swellings erecting skin hairs momentarily 
...Read More
Categories: childhood, 4th grade, body, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hit My Head

While getting up from my big easy chair
Lost balance, fell on my head, no problem there
Actually did some good
Brought back my childhood
My head is the best place that I'm aware

...Read More
Categories: childhood, fun,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Angel Tree
The Angel Tree

In the mall there is a…
plain green tree, 
with tags…
It has names, without faces.
It has stories, with few words. 

Wishes and fishes that make kids happy, 
Any small thing ready at hand. 
It is hard to fill out...Read More
Categories: caregiving, childhood, christmas, devotion, encouraging, first love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Drawn On Paper
Drawn on Paper

The small house, mostly quiet.
No one up. 
No one to notice anything. 
Things just happened.

Lights sparkled…
from no where.
The soft sound,
of angel wings,
The ever so sweet smell,
of chocolate and peppermint, 
commingled with apple spice, 
permeates the very air.

That...Read More
Categories: childhood, children, christian, christmas, december, faith, grandchild,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mercy
I heard the rumor. The couple is splitting up. They are not a young couple; those middle-aged faces witnessed many winters; those eyes witnessed many tragedies through all these years. I heard the rumor from one of my friends. I...Read More
Categories: childhood, life,
Form: Prose

                 Christmas Soul Candle

You are the candle that glows and flickers,
in my candescent heart!
That decades old brilliance of which I still 
happily sing about.

Now, that Christmas is coming near,
Years of gratitude...Read More
Categories: childhood, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Acrostic Story
With Bated Breath

Walking up the winding path
inside the cemetery where my family is buried;
the path leads me through the oldest parts, and I recall
haunted stories of childhood.

Breathless, I walk faster and whisper a prayer;
another turn, then another, oh am I...Read More
Categories: childhood, remember,
Form: Acrostic
The consequences of no consequences
There are always consequences
Even when we think we are free of any consequences,
Because others have in the past shouldered all consequences.

How can we expect to grow without learning about consequences?
When we fail to appreciate there are consequences,
It may lead to...Read More
Categories: analogy, appreciation, baptism, bible, character, childhood, hope,
Form: Blitz
Premium Member praying hard for snow days
I was born in the hearth of the snowbelt
knee deep winters-pond hockey 
a long driveway with a small coal shovel
pegging cars with snow balls
long slogs to school
slow brained learner
like an icy march river
-praying so hard for snow days
...Read More
Categories: childhood,
Form: Free verse
I saw an interview with a famous singer (Portuguese)
He was talking about his childhood and began crying
Not tears in the corner of his eyes, but veritable flood
Of tears; looking at him I felt his sadness, whatever
It was that the...Read More
Categories: childhood, birthday, blessing, blue,
Form: Blank verse
Don't forget your valuables
I'm the one
Still wearing
The graduation cap
After we thrown them 
Like I just wanted to
Keep it on my head
For the whole day
Years have passed, my friends
How are you all doing
Seems like everything has changed
Yet nothing has
Still the immature kids
We were
Teasing about...Read More
Categories: childhood, children, friendship, graduate, graduation, missing, nostalgia, youth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mom, I can
Mom, I can

I am six today, 
that is big enough. 
I can be the man…
of the house. 
I can do,
what needs done. 

Don’t worry.
Don’t fear.
I can do anything.
God is with me. 

I learned at Sunday church, 
That David slew a...Read More
Categories: absence, betrayal, childhood, chocolate, christmas, courage, divorce,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member After
     It was my seventh birthday party, mother had everything planned,
decorations were in the dining room, invitations sent out, balloons;
          and on February 1-  I was...Read More
Categories: childhood,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Delinquent
Innocence is lost in the market, character an insurgent
molds up in the wrong clay and stay intransigent
sometimes, this sound young mind is calm and in a low cut
other times, a strong and heavily weaponized nut
never recognizes the importance of his...Read More
Categories: abuse, adventure, age, bullying, character, childhood,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Scented Leaves
Merriment winds dapple bouncing
  gleeful spots of energetic play
     when they joy lift her thru
         childhood perfumed leaves of yesterday.

       ...Read More
Categories: childhood, angst, betrayal, dream, emotions, growing up, love
Form: Lyric
Premium Member ON MY KNEES
Watching a sunset the other night accompanied by a cool Atlantic breeze
I remembered something my granddaughter once said…
and I got down on my knees.

We were also watching a sunset when I heard, “PopPop pick me up.” 
her reasoning was clear
“I...Read More
Categories: childhood, perspective,
Form: Verse

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