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Growing Up Poems | Examples of Growing Up Poetry

Growing Up Poems. Below are examples of poems about growing up. This list of growing up poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of growing up poetry. This list of works about growing up is an excellent resource for examples on how to write growing up poems.

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List of Growing Up Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Emotional Reparations To Eden Liat part deux matthew harris Elegy growing up, 10th grade, 11th grade,
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH Mia Pratt Free verse age, birthday, growing up,
Fight Leo Mbalamana I do not know? green, growing up, growth,
The direction of my life Natalie Sibanyoni Free verse growing up, identity,
Wishful Thinking Phatt Matt I do not know? growing up, character, deep, destiny, fate,
Will I Ever Know Anything Else Madi Cook Free verse growing up, 12th grade, analogy, anxiety,
On this day Vignesh Vishal Free verse growing up, career, change, confidence, conflict,
Premium Member Poem PLANTING PERENNIALS WITH A PURPOSE Vickie Thayer Free verse growing up, journey, lost
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FIXATION Khazamula Mhlongo Free verse growing up, confidence, for her, growing
Premium Member Poem SOME DAYS ARE LIKE THAT Vickie Thayer Rhyme growing up, childhood, children, dream, fantasy,
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And Then There Are Two
by Bernard Chan

So here we are.
Together again.
I won’t ask you how the years have treated you.
I know.

I remember that moment those years ago,
how your breath caught at...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: change, child, growing up,

Al ask uh -
by Rico Leffanta
An Inupiat "slow-grower"
Believed he could sink no lower
When an icicle rose
On the tip of his nose
He won "Number 1 Snow Blower"

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, anxiety, courage, endurance, growing

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the Solitude Self
by Charles Coon
the Solitude Self

it seems as exhilarating and fearful
to one person and the next..
the sense and belief in separation:
in these are rooted the fear..
in these..experience hides...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, joy, longing,

Where to go
by Ryan Hughes
Drenched in dark mold state sponsored hypnosis
I dig far beneath the earth
Crawling through the virgin tight intestinal sewers few have thought or dared traverse 
Seeking...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, change, creation, culture, growing

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SENSELESS
by Line Gauthier


senseless
fearless of consequences
youth's charm



posted on September 6, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, fear, growing up,

PASSIONATE LOVE STORY
by Greeshma Jagan
To my eternal love,
You have risen from the grave
Several times,just for me.
You are still alive
The most passionate love for you
Have lived in me
And still continues.
The...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dream, growing up, love,

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An acquired taste
by Gershon Wolf
I want to be a fireman
  I want to be a cop
I want to be a celebrity
  Don't want to work at I-Hop

I...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: career, future, growing up,

Fly My Children
by R. e. taylor
Fly My Children

My children
I have loved you for so long
From the moment I first saw you
You changed and grew
Became more beautiful everyday
Spreading your wings
The time...

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

Vanity
by Christen Foster
Vanity vain viciousness volition volatile it seems
If you were human your first words would be
It’s all about me. For you stand taller than trees
Cutting down...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, black african american, growing

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Against the Sky
by John Gondolf
Against the azure sky so bright
   she flutters by,
      with grace on high
   in ever random...

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Enclosed Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: butterfly, daughter, growing up,

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SHAPING
by Line Gauthier


shaping little minds
what magnanimous
legacy



Dedicated to Caren Krutsinger!

Posted on September 2, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, career, caregiving, child, devotion,

Faded
by Lily Oldfield
Memories are minds
with their own place and time
but as you get older
they become a faded line....

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, age, change, family, growing

The Eighties
by TS Lewis
Inches to dimes running out of time. Money, space, and a broken place are the only times I remember her face. Tonight I need your...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, growing up, memory,

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Aliens in the Park
by Maurice Rigoler
Aliens in the Park


Skateboard tight in hand, hair cut to the skull, 
he puffs away on cigarettes, flipping each butt 
with a flick of fingers.

At...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up,

It was different back then
by Shayla Ricardo
As a child, morals are all about black and white,
Will this hurt them or give them a fright?
It was simple back then when everything was...

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Alliteration | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, analogy, change, childhood, confusion,

Growing up
by Edward Schmitz
Within the repetition of the mundane, disguised by delusions and aspirations of grandeur, we struggle to find a purpose that can guide us to a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, growth, identity,

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Simple Talk
by Jerry T Curtis
I wonder if we really knew
Time would pass and time pass us
The days would dwindle down to few
Like a child that's all grown up

I miss...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, granddaughter, growing up,

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Dreams Die Hard
by Gershon Wolf
"Clean up your toys and come down for dinner, young man"
     came Mom's call from the kitchen
The little boy had a...

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Didactic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dream, growing up, loss,

Revelations
by mermaid girl
As you grow older the world is revealed,
A terrible man, a smile conceals
He appears friendly and kind, but is sharp as a thorn
The way you...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, age, angst, change, childhood,

Cause and Effect
by Christen Foster
The tongue is a fire.
 I've been burned by its words. 
I arose from the ashes,
 and flew like a bird...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, analogy, art, deep, endurance,