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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.
Premium Member Braking New Ground
I was a happy housewife and mother, and family was my world, Like stars peeping at purple twilight, to see moonlight pearled. My small children were in school, and my husband was a doctor, As gold sunshine on...Read More
Categories: children, dream, family, fantasy,
Form: Couplet

The Panda In The Christmas Lights
The panda in the Christmas lights Dreamily wiped the sleep from his eyes, As he slowly looked around the tree. Throughout all the December nights Leading to the season’s holiday, He hoped to be on Santa’s list Of the children who...Read More
Categories: brother, childhood, children, christmas,
Form: Rhyme
Fairytale of New York
For three little pigs, there was no wolf, no house of twigs, no huff, huff, puff. Just three little pigs, all far too daft, all far too thick, and far too fat. These three little pigs, all from the woods, set sail to where, a statue...Read More
Categories: adventure, animal, children, new
Form: Rhyme
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As poets make their final search for the lost syllables of fall and wet branches of the stately birch point out foliage is out of style youngsters dream of holidays and smile....Read More
Categories: children, holiday, hope, teen,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Haunting Greeting From Lady Katie
I learned so much last time I went too The shore casino near the ocean blue Conjuring up honesty and words that were true Looking for tranquil sanctuary to think and talk ...Read More
Categories: cheer up, children, death,
Form: Rhyme

Why Did You Make Her Slave
A newly born baby Was blinking her eyes Tried to understand What was going on there Mystery made him sleepy He cried hard and fall asleep. Strange men strange talk Perhaps perfect in their task Were going to perform duty They suggested few...Read More
Categories: children, destiny, humanity, new
Form: Free verse
Premium Member December Is Coming
December is coming so are the nighttime rides upon the snow-lined streets Christmas lights all aglow dancing with the breeze children everywhere their faces full of hope logs aflame in the fireplace and hot cocoa in hand Enjoy the holiday season...Read More
Categories: children, christmas, light, snow,
Form: Free verse
Earth Poem By Daisy Reilly Life keeps on turning With or without me To the sound of a carasol A distant memory Of love that once blessed me Through the window of my soul Remedy of bygone times In sweetness...Read More
Categories: allegory, angel, children, earth,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member We Can't Get Out The Car Until We've Thanked Our Four-Year-Old-Son For Helping Us Park It
My son has learnt how to lose My son has learnt a melody on the piano My son has learnt addition and subtraction My son is playing normally with his friends downstairs But he's too self-conscious He's too insecure He's too...Read More
Categories: children, parents,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member This Xmas Eve
The night air feels crisp and cool as dusk unveils a trillion stars, and alabaster snowflakes softly tumble to the ground in silence. I can see some houses decorated with Christmas scenes while others are decked out in colored lights. And...Read More
Categories: children, 10th grade, 8th grade,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Christmas In Our Souls
Snow lightly falling from a buttermilk sky, as bundled up children sled down the hilly road, we, once forlorn, now in a comforted winter mood, loving blessed memories of our departed while holding aged Yuletide photographs, as refrains of angels'...Read More
Categories: 7th grade, angel, children,
Form: Free verse
The Nuns And The Red Balloon
Excitement, such excitement as we entered single file We had all been summoned ...Read More
Categories: 5th grade, children, film,
Form: Prose
''Oh, You are Rich''
While it was raining heavily outside, Two children in shabby, tattered dress Stormed into our glass roofed patio And at the door, for mercy did pause They said they were out to buy empty cans To make a living...Read More
Categories: appreciation, children, thanksgiving,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To Taste Freedom
Education starts at home Work kids' fingers to the bone Pile up the chores after school Then on to homework ...Read More
Categories: america, children, education, freedom,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Now--Smile and Wave
With precious children you’ve been blessed. You’ve guided them with loving care. While helping them become their best, your standards have been high, but fair. You’ve breathed their names in every prayer. Your eighteen-year-old, college-bound, is packed; a distant dorm room...Read More
Categories: children, parents,
Form: Quintain (English)

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