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.
The Yellow House Categories: children, butterfly, courage, daffodils, emotions, humanity, imagery, innocence, Form: Free verse
The Yellow House
On the corner of first and no where,
is a place that serves biscuits and gravy.
They have grits and liver with onions.
Wednesday night, all you can eat fish, mostly cat…
Frog legs, when they can catch them....Read More
The Romantic Train Categories: children, 10th grade, Form: Rhyme
Old trains fascinate me
They have character galore
I got a feeling of comfort
Once I stepped inside the door
The smell of the real leather
And the lovely suitcase racks
A very romantic setting
As a train rumbles down the tracks
It had a special feeling
As it...Read More
Whip Whistle Categories: children, art, dance, first love, freedom, good morning, Form: Free verse
Whip Whistle Garden Spot
There is a garden.
It is in a small town, in the middle of the park. A place has been dug up on purpose.
No one was angry when it happened. It was just fine, with all...Read More
Dorothy's Pancakes Categories: children, appreciation, blessing, christian, cute love, forgiveness, inspirational, Form: Free verse
My wife, I remember makes the very best, or she did.
I have to get that through my head.
She is back at the hospital, laying there, not moving.
How did that happen,
I don’t know.
We were at breakfast...Read More
Bad Cheese Categories: children, abortion, abuse, addiction, allah, america, anti bullying, Form: Free verse
The carpet smelled old, with dust… and other things.
I sat outside your door, on the floor, smelling it.
The odorous sweetness, would never leave me,
Until I asked God to take it away.
You had nothing to do...Read More
On the Side of the Road Categories: children, car, child, Form: Rhyme
A car's pulled over on the road
And hidden by the door,
A child lets out an urgent stream
Within the traffic's roar.
The parent gets him back inside,
Their motions chop-chop-chop,
The passersby relieved to have
Avoided such a stop.
We've done this for our...Read More
The New Math Categories: children, money, Form: Questionku
Not to have kids
or to have many --
Long run: Which costs us more?...Read More
Becoming A Tree Categories: children, appreciation, autumn, beautiful, nature, relationship, spiritual, Form: Verse
Becoming A Tree
By Chris Casello
You’re taken for granted. Appreciated by few.
They can handle your shade and will lean on you too.
How many of them actually truly understand
how hard it has been for you to connect to the land.
You were neglected...Read More
Autumn innocence Categories: children, autumn, blessing, christmas, happy, innocence, Form: I do not know?
A child laughs a child may cry
A wild path with dreams that fly
Christmas presents sealed
Fluffy bows and lace ribbon
A disappearing woe
A sparkling present given
Giving and reliving wondrous memories
Songs that rhyme
Is that the time?
Snow glistens as the city...Read More
Our Vets revised layout Categories: children, anxiety, appreciation, conflict, horror, military, suicide, war, Form: Political Verse
What are we to do regarding our war veterans?
They served and fought for their country
Many paid the ultimate price dying in a far off foreign land
Or were injured by enemy action often carrying the mental scars
The cost of being a...Read More
HEAVEN Categories: children, happiness, heaven, inspiration, Form: Verse
I was brought up quite religiously…
I was taught heaven was somewhere in the sky.
Where if a person was good down here on Earth,
there was a place for them on high.
A place where we will walk among the softness of...Read More
Fashion Today Makes my Eyes Tear Categories: children, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th Form: Kyrielle
Twenty-one pairs of blue jeans
Teenage girls twirl and preen
A place to them forever dear
Grandma is parked on bench so near
This store pays rent in a high priced mall
Clothing prices are kind of steep and tall
Not the jazziest clothes I have...Read More
Eighteen Lives at Home Now Categories: children, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, society, Form: Sedoka
One question for you
How do children live today?
Renting a room is costly.
In the seventies
Eighteen could rent a full house
For a hundred bucks a month
This could possibly
Today pay for candy bars
In our expensive world
Eighteen lives at home
With his parents and siblings
Child is Frightened Categories: children, parents, Form: Sedoka
Child too informed
What is to become of us?
A worried eight-year-old asks.
Child is frightened.
The family is a train wreck.
Every day worse than the last.
Why do adults share
With their anxious young children?
Another One Down Categories: children, appreciation, betrayal, divorce, drink, grief, heartbreak, heartbroken, Form: Ballad
Another One Down
And another one bites the dust.
My friend, my neighbor, the lady next door,
Rampant miscalculations of being too nice,
to people that complain, endlessly.
She does not do enough.
I have not had “any” in weeks.
Brown bottle Categories: children, abuse, africa, america, anger, child abuse, daughter, Form: Free verse
A slap on the other cheek,
As she surrenders to the non stop abuse,
The scars on her face so visible,
Not even make up can do the trick,
They scream and shout for help,
But no one comes to their rescue,
Its another battle...Read More
A Stranger Called Categories: children, age, beautiful, birthday, emotions, encouraging, endurance, faith, Form: Narrative
A Stranger Called
The first time, she was angry.
I have no idea why.
Was there a reason to be had,
or did she just make it up?
Some times, that happens.
We don’t talk about that…
I am lost today,...Read More
Red Rover Categories: children, atheist, childhood, dance, growing up, love hurts, Form: Free verse
You know the rules.
You had your chance.
I will tell her the sky dims when she smiles,
As her beam is bright, and lights up not only my life,
but the world.
God knows...Read More
The Restaurant Categories: children, 12th grade, angel, bible, confusion, gospel, grandparents, Form: Free verse
Crows eyes and acorn feet,
What will I look like,
When I get old?
When will that be?
High (School) on something they call life,
College a scam,
Family, a fan,
When will...Read More
Chickens Categories: children, bird, cute, forgiveness, fun, funny, nonsense, nostalgia, Form: Ballad
Are by far my favorite bird.
They give and take very little.
They kill the bugs on the property,
Not by chemical intervention,
but by simply eating the problem away.
What more can I say.
Chickens are my favorite bird....Read More
Praying and Talking Categories: children, anti bullying, appreciation, art, bible, cancer, faith, Form: Free verse
Praying and Talking
I would bow my head and pray,
just as grandma told me to do.
Every word meant with my whole heart.
Then things happened,
that can not be explained.
few would understand,
even less, believe…
perhaps…that is the...Read More
Maza-ratee Categories: children, car, chocolate, christian, computer, graduate, leadership, technology, Form: Free verse
The computer of choice.
A tele-byte of memory, plus,
a few extra sticks for looks.
You can see into the main frame,
from the side of the...Read More
Starry Night Pumpkins Categories: cat, celebration, children, halloween, Form: Rhyme
Pudgy Pumpkins glow round and orange bright
On Allhallows Eve star filled moonlit night
Bold Black Cats yowl with a canorous chorus
While children's joy explodes wide eyed before us
November 9, 2019
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Loki's lament and curse part 4 by Thomas Laufey Categories: children, anger, betrayal, grief, murder, mythology, Form: Narrative
The crimes of the father
Reach out to the son you yourself has agreed to that
Old as you are.
Then you Odin are truly cursed
Even more so than me
And I had never agreed to that when it came
To any...Read More
Kids Categories: children, caregiving, Form: Free verse
There is children on our street
Living without heat
Cold and lonely child
Maybe a little wild
But still one of our own
What has he been shown
He knows he's cold
He doesn't matter he's told
What's this saying to our youth
This is the truth
We walk bye
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