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Children's Poems | Modern Poems for Children

Children’s poems can be funny, inspirational, goofy, and more. These are all types and themes of poems for children or about childhood. This poetry resource includes rhyming, classic, long, and short poems for children and many more fun categories. When reading and writing modern children's poems, age does not matter. You can be a young person and write about things you enjoy, or you can be a child at heart and share your memorable childhood experiences. The key is to have fun and write about things that appeal to today's kids.
Tendency for Pregnancy
Grappling with parenthood over the years. Battling and facing my responsibility fears. Celebrations and failures leading to tears. Many moving parts like out of sync gears. But the universe said that we get a take...Read More
Categories: children, baby, boy, child, family,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Waiting For The Christmas Gifts
W-Winter’s I - Indigo sky S - Sparkles bright H - High over I - Ice-covered N - Nurtured G - Garden. Y - Yearly festive time O - Once again is U - Upon us to celebrate. M - Mountainous E - Excitement R...Read More
Categories: children, christmas,
Form: Acrostic
Five In Lights And Shades
Five lights are tints of life Five shades of skin on the line Like the five fingers we use to hold in life Finger prints of arch, loop and whorl in line. Five colors we dip so clear In our...Read More
Categories: blessing, care, children, color,
Form: Other
Premium Member sledding
laughter of children playing in the winter’s snow seasonal delight, bundled up in heavy coats sledding down the steep hillside. Written December 5, 2022 ...Read More
Categories: children, sports, winter,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Some Children Won't Be Around for Christmas
Some children won’t be around this Christmas Their families still locked in the throes of grief The holiday season will continue with briskness But they’ll find no solace, no respite, no relief. Their families still locked in the throes...Read More
Categories: children, christmas, death, depression,
Form: Pantoum

fowl Kite tail Kite, owl, toy paper plane... Everything flies in the air... Everything, a joke in the children's dream of boy and girl... It's all birdie without wings...that's all pretend, just need to smile... laugh... for magic be complete...! ...Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, children, fantasy,
Form: Free verse
The Tax Man
They tax your husband, They tax your wife. They tax your children, Leave them with strife. They tax the poor, But never the rich. Your taxes soar, With flicks of a switch. They tax your car, They tax your house. They go too far, They'd tax...Read More
Categories: angst, car, children, house,
Form: Rhyme
There’s a child who is indeed very blest Showing high fives gladly with thankful zest Using sign language to speak Laughing loud as he does shriek To say “Praise God*, King of kings, the Highest!” There’s a boy who...Read More
Categories: appreciation, blessing, children, christian,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Frozen Solid
wind swinging heavy with flakes winter's underbelly chilling fingers and toes on a Kyiv hill in wounded wisps of snow two small girls in boxy blue snowsuits ...Read More
Categories: allusion, angst, childhood, children,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Presents Under the Tree
Children staring at presents under the tree Eager eyes wide open and full of wondering, They know Mama’s been on a shopping spree. Packages tied up with ribbons, sometimes three Sends their active imaginations wandering, Children staring at presents under...Read More
Categories: childhood, children, christmas, tree,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Silly Sack
You’ve got to have a certain knack when opening your Silly Sack; the beasts within will soon attack with no hold barred, no turning back. Now these are not the monstrous sort, it’s just that they do not comport. Of mischief,...Read More
Categories: children, nonsense, silly,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Silly Sack
You’ve got to have a certain knack when opening your Silly Sack for the beasts within will attack to win with no hold barred, no turning back. Now these are not the monstrous sort, it’s just that they do not comport. It’s...Read More
Categories: children, nonsense, silly,
Form: Limerick
Beach Bound
Another warm day has begun, Soaking in the California sun. Volleyball players having fun, Joggers flying by on the run. Children brave the tide unafraid, Couples snuggle close in the shade. Surfers with tans that never fade, Sailboat owners got it made. Wind...Read More
Categories: beach, boat, children, games,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sleigh Bells Jingling
snowflakes mingling sleigh bells jingling under rooftops sparkling with snow visions of gifts and gingerbread fill children's dreams, asleep in bed hoping that Santa Claus will show visions of gifts and gingerbread unfold on this magical night as eight tiny reindeer in...Read More
Categories: celebration, children, christmas, december,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Snowflakes
Snowflakes White, soft, and perfect. Everything we want to see in a cold winter holiday for you... and for me. Time to dress in hats and gloves, heavy socks and boots to keep us warm, with hearts lifted,...Read More
Categories: children, chocolate, christian, christmas,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Children Poems

Definition | What is Children in Poetry?