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Children Poems | Examples of Children Poetry

Children’s poems can be funny, inspirational, goofy and more. These are all types funny poems for kids or about kids and childhood. This poetry resource includes rhyming, classic, long, and short poems for children and many more fun categories. When reading and writing children's poems, age does not matter. You can be a child and write about stuff you enjoy, or you can be an adult and share your memorable childhood experiences. The key is to have fun and write about things that appeal to kids.

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Read wonderful children poetry on the following sub-topics: 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, animal, birthday, christmas, elementary school, family, friendship, funny, giggle, haiku, holiday, kindergarten, love, middle school, preschool, school, winter and more.

List of Children Poems

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

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Honduras Care-A-Van Rico Leffanta Limerick abuse, betrayal, bullying, children,
To Our Great-grandchildren Ida Campbell Rhyme appreciation, blessing, children, god,
In Remembrance Of My Wedding Day, June 5, 19-- Ida Campbell Rhyme appreciation, children, father, marriage,
Childless Kurt Philip Behm Free verse children,
Premium Member Poem My Kid Machine Caren Krutsinger Free verse child, children, school,
MORNING DREAM Adetunji Olanrewaju ABC morning, motivation, my children,
Bonfire Night Dave Timperley Rhyme celebration, childhood, children, community,
Flash Back Kedar kate Free verse children, 10th grade, childhood, my
Tunnel vision Leo Mbalamana Personification children, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Premium Member Poem Oscar-ku 38 -The Sound of Music Mark Toney Haiku children, conflict, mountains, music,
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Christmas
by Tom Cunningham
I looked out my window on Christmas day
Flakes of snow falling no soul to be seen
A carpet of white where settling snow lay
Kids broke the...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, christmas, peace, snow,

The Witches of Wong Get Everything Wrong
by Andrew Pollard
Once upon a time in a woodland vale,
A town called Wong had an amazing tale,
Of witches who plotted to harm the townsfolk,
But their spells were...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, 1st grade, 2nd grade,

The Witches of Wong Get Everything Wrong
by Andrew Pollard
Once upon a time in a woodland vale,
A town called Wong had an amazing tale,
Of witches who plotted to harm the townsfolk,
But their spells were...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, 1st grade, 2nd grade,

Whats your poison slam
by Christopher Flaherty
Let me begin by saying
Personally i am Pro-Choice
Its your life live it as you see fit

Who am I to tell you what to do ?

So...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children,

just woman
by colin heavingham
working a shift 
dragging bodily waste
memorizing script
putting things away for ever 
judging distances and woman
just woman
sanctuary of warmth 
in from a cold place
sucking spit and...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children,

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CLOSE TO GOD THE CHILDREN ARE
by James Edward Lee Sr.
CLOSE TO GOD THE CHILDREN ARE


Ever-look deep into the eyes of a child;
CLOSE TO GOD THE CHILDREN ARE
Don't you see first the innocent;
For all the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, appreciation, assonance, beautiful, childhood,

What Is A Mother
by Ida Campbell
It takes a Mother's love
to make a house a home, 
a place to be remembered
no matter how far we roam.

It takes a Mother's patience
to bring...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, assonance, care, children,

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Are ghosts real
by Mockingbird Stevenson
I am not scared , 
You are not real. 
It’s just a white sheet,
It’s No big deal.

Ha! Cobwebs on the door,
I could turn on the...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, children, father son,

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Utmost Compassion and Care
by Gershon Wolf
Want to reach a child, teach him to care?
   To do everything with a gentle flair?

Don't hover over over him 'til you're blue...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: care, children, education, parents,

Fast flatulence
by Robbie McClellan
A conversation between me and my son a few years ago about the man who jumped out of the balloon from the stratosphere

I was trying...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, dad, father son, funny,

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SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET
by JAN ALLISON
Halloween Sonnet

It's Halloween, that spooky time of year,
when scary monsters prowl the streets at night,
those freaky ghouls make me shiver with fear,
in costumes that give...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: celebration, children, halloween,

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The Dilettante Diaries - Pouring Champagne on a Hot Wind and Lighting the Bonfires of the Vanity
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton



“Your self…is other people, all the people you're tied to, and it's only a thread.” 
Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

“Vulgar, but not as...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, children, home, political,

A Newborn
by M. L. Kiser
A newborn baby 
fresh from Heaven is sent here
with wisdom beyond our own.

We’re fools to think it
is dumb because it can’t speak;
but, babies are very...

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Choka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baby, birth, child, children,

Why Lightning is Beautiful
by Valentina Iljina-Pechenova
Heavy clouds covered the sky,
When early in the morning,
Mother and her daughter, Angelina
Went to the kindergarten.

Suddenly, the lightning appeared
Above like a silver wriggled snake.
Then it...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, nature,

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Bobbing Mummy
by Nina Parmenter
If you knock something from the shelf,
No need to pick it up yourself!
Just leave it there upon the floor -
Whatever else is Mummy for?
Bobbing bobbing...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, family, fun, funny,

Houseleek
by Brianna Hobson
Not a gash but a perfect wound
Metal containers and succulent plants
that smother you
A giant slit inside 
your ceiling and roof

All the plants have died 
Guts...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, conflict, family, leaving,

Emotional Onset Surges Like Tsunami 2nd wave
by matthew harris
Analogous to many a flaming among
fiery roaring tongue,
     poised sinned thyself to flung
maybe this equates with 
    ...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, 11th grade, angel, angst,

Lesson for the teacher
by Tracey holmes
In this D&I age there are new standards and rules
Basic respect for humanity, 
Even for children in schools.
Do not throw their work across the room
If...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 5th grade, bullying, children,

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My Greatest Adventure
by Curtis Moorman
MY GREATEST ADVENTURE

The greatest adventure of my lifetime took place in a quaint little town on the East Coast  ---  a town whose...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anniversary, blessing, celebration, children,

The Price
by unfamiliar flower
They say "stay in school kids!"
Wow!
How easy it is just to attend class
after class and class.

They went to school,
Not each one of them but most...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, corruption, money, people,