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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 Spontaneity
Even as a child, how I used to enjoy A simple stroll through the woods When innocent instincts ruled my heart And ran after every call from the wild or bush, Mesmerized by the warbling of the cuckoo...Read More
Categories: beauty, childhood, growth, happiness,
Form: Free verse



Walking to School
School was a mile and a half walk from home, across roadways, busy streets and railway lines and through parklands patrolled by swooping magpies in spring. We thought nothing of it when it was pouring with rain or hot as hell. Six...Read More
Categories: childhood, nostalgia, school,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Birthday Party
Little girls chatter in most exuberant ways when demanding cake. ...Read More
Categories: birthday, celebration, child, childhood,
Form: Haiku
Sunset - Death Of My Father Minichu
By the sunset, you were ploughed In a new tableau of color for every sun's new goodbye— Life's bright glow on my skin fades now. On my face, faith has known better days— Smoothed stones— a walk through the...Read More
Categories: childhood, cry, dad, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member UNDEFEATED
When I was a tot I ran a lot with bare feet When I was a girl I'd twirl steps on repeat Discovering high heels and thrills of my teens As I age I kneel to pray with...Read More
Categories: baby, childhood, perspective,
Form: I do not know?



Bonds Unbroken: Sibling Love
In childhood days of laughter and play, Side by side, we'd dance and sway. Siblings bound by love so true, Together in all that we'd pursue. Through schoolyard antics and homework woes, We'd face each challenge, our bond still grows. Hand...Read More
Categories: age, blessing, brother, childhood,
Form: Free verse
Living with shadows
Once there was a time, mill chimneys ruled our skies, above the shadowed streets, where people lived their lives. Once there were the stories, that grandma used to share, of troubled times at the mill, and kitchen cupboards bare. Once there was a...Read More
Categories: childhood, grandmother, loss, memory,
Form: Rhyme
We Left Our Childhood Behind
Remember when we used to play In our backyards every day We built castles in the sand And chased each other hand in hand Remember when we used to laugh At silly jokes and photographs We shared our secrets and our...Read More
Categories: childhood, feelings, friendship, innocence,
Form: Rhyme
Welcome to secondary school
The teachers’ voices were loud and shrill, but there was just one message, “everyone sit still!”, though it was hard on the parquet floor, in polyester trousers, bought the week before, the first year head took to the stage, like his long...Read More
Categories: change, childhood, school,
Form: Rhyme
Let the Children Be
Let the children be The carefree laughter of a child, sweeps across the sky The joy of playing and happiness can be seen Eyes sparkle and cheeks are flushed with fresh air The beauty and innocence of...Read More
Categories: child, child abuse, childhood,
Form: Free verse
Let the Children Be
Let the children be The carefree laughter of a child, sweeps across the sky The joy of playing and happiness can be seen Eyes sparkle and cheeks are flushed with fresh air The beauty and innocence of...Read More
Categories: child, child abuse, childhood,
Form: Free verse
Let the Children Be
Let the children be The carefree laughter of a child, sweeps across the sky The joy of playing and happiness can be seen Eyes sparkle and cheeks are flushed with fresh air The beauty and innocence of...Read More
Categories: child, child abuse, childhood,
Form: Free verse
Let the Children Be
Let the children be The carefree laughter of a child, sweeps across the sky The joy of playing and happiness can be seen Eyes sparkle and cheeks are flushed with fresh air The beauty and innocence of...Read More
Categories: child, child abuse, childhood,
Form: Free verse
Let the Children Be
Let the children be The carefree laughter of a child, sweeps across the sky The joy of playing and happiness can be seen Eyes sparkle and cheeks are flushed with fresh air The beauty and innocence of...Read More
Categories: child, child abuse, childhood,
Form: Free verse
London
They see it as aesthetically pleasing The interconnection of a cultural clash Making diverse diasporas meet Distinctive city made out of filthy cash They see the blacktop streets absorb the spring sunshine, I’d admit This city has made...Read More
Categories: anxiety, beauty, childhood, city,
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.

Definition | What is Childhood in Poetry?