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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.
A Little Scar
Inside my elbow, where it bends, There is a little scar, Now hidden by some veins and Much less prominent, by far. The day a monkey bit me, Though some decades in my past, Is tattooed upon my brain, the kind Of...Read More
Categories: childhood, memory,
Form: Rhyme

Act Eight, Chapter One. Part Three Part of a grander play. A house in conflict. We are mere players on this vast infinite...Read More
Categories: childhood, abortion, allusion, angel, anger,
Form: Free verse
Just For Being Me
Was not a rough and tumble kid A sissy boy they said As I recall, I even took ...Read More
Categories: bullying, childhood, growing up,
Form: Rhyme
Worst Enemy
Usually, I don't find the pen until I'm feeling blue, But those who have come before me said I should write when I'm happy too, Now at first impression, I didn't find this to be a difficult...Read More
Categories: childhood, anxiety, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
Doris, The Magic Troll
The tales they told of Doris In the hills of Tazeltoff Are remembered by the others Who would jeer and tease and scoff It seemed...Read More
Categories: 3rd grade, childhood, children,
Form: Rhyme

(I used to be a teacher. My last year teaching a student poisoned my drink. The principal refused to involve the authorities and the student received only one day of in school suspension sitting in...Read More
Categories: abuse, bullying, childhood, school,
Form: Rhyme
Formed from varied wombs, love vessels so-called we painstakingly faced the reality of growing up together though nurtured … with compassion in one big home--- ... propelled by care-givers toward triumphant journey. While learning about family matters our minds were...Read More
Categories: appreciation, blessing, childhood, christian,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member CHILDHOOD defined
Drawing in the sand, painting ,by hand, blow bubbles on the wind- threading daisies in a chain, or stripping grass stalks,small twigs.. again..and again ...Read More
Categories: childhood,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Passage of Time And Trains
Categories: childhood, history,
Form: Rhyme
Where I'm From
I’m from the smell of cafe con leche dancing around the house and los primos already full of energy in the backyard. I’m from guava and cream cheese crackers for breakfast and the constant sound of abuela...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, child, childhood,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Memories
A place of peace and quiet land We grew together and made so much fun In every minute under the sky We played as if tomorrow never comes. I wish the time stood still that day Before you leave and...Read More
Categories: child, childhood, family, friendship,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Memories of parents
Morning mist, known by coastal folk clears slowly to reveal memories. Silhouette becomes visible jaunty walk, a cheese cutter hat on head remember you well or maybe not. Cool and calm, never a shout look...Read More
Categories: childhood, father, mother, mother
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Halloween Clown
I seldom have bad dreams, just silly ones, but I had chilling nightmares as a child. The one that comes to mind most frequently involves a clown and Halloween gone wild. My friends and...Read More
Categories: childhood, dream, halloween,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bow And Arrows
There is much to be said about weaponry in my childhood. About our weapons made for play and not for conflict. But may just one lifetime-moment suffice for now. A moment in the manufacturing of Bow And Arrows. At...Read More
Categories: boy, childhood,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member PAST TIMES 10
CANDLES&NIGHTLIGHTS Candles and nightlights flickering bright, blackout curtains shutting out the moonlight. Snuggle down cosy with blankets tight, perhaps the war will end to-night. Dripping setting from Sunday's roast, spread so thick on Monday's toast. Meat bones simmer on the old gas...Read More
Categories: childhood, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Childhood Poems

Read wonderful childhood poetry on the following sub-topics: bad, celebrating, early, friends, funny, growing up, happy, innocence, lost, memories, nostalgia, trauma, sad, and more.

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