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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  
Premium Member Poem Flown Away Independent Now Caren Krutsinger Quatern children, growing up, parents,
Premium Member Poem Tired Bernard Chan Free verse growing up, identity, journey,
The American Nightmare James West Free verse growing up, america, betrayal, corruption, evil,
Premium Member Poem Gobsmacked, Bamboozled and Confused John lawless Couplet children, growing up,
Footfall Of Friends 8x8 Subimal Sinha-Roy Rhyme friendship, growing up, life,
School Report Damian Keady Free verse growing up, childhood, education, encouraging, growing
Premium Member Poem Living It Up In the Eighties Andrea Dietrich Couplet family, growing up, history,
SUCCESS deepak srivastava Couplet growing up,
Premium Member Poem EIGHTEEN Line Gauthier Free verse growing up, innocence, journey,
WORDS ARE Tasha Taylor Free verse child, growing up, life,

The home that once was
by Kumkum Sharma
When that old tree fell on the ground, 
along fell the buds and the pretty flowers 
all that was green and glooming,
everything that the roots...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, dark, death, deep, grandfather,

Tomorrow's Yesterday
by Alex Anonymous
Everything is changing- 

The good, the bad, and even the evil. 

Looks are all exchanging 

As if time is stuck in the medieval. 

 

Structure...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: childhood, growing up, inspirational,

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Villanelle: If only it were as easy as to turn the clock back
by T Wignesan
Villanelle : If only it were as easy as to turn the clock back

If only it were as easy as to turn the clock back
Seize...

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Villanelle | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: betrayal, growing up, introspection,

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Wild Grape Preserves
by Maurice Rigoler

You didn’t need a keen nose to catch the scent of wild grapes.
		Pungent, sharp, and strong
they stained the air with their foxy aroma purple as...

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

Serious Sibling Subluxation
by matthew harris
Serious Sibling Subluxation... 
Rapprochement Somewhat Salvaged Dislocation

This trademark ungainly, unsightly,
     and unwieldy title essentially
     huzzah mask queer...

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Enclosed Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, 8th grade, deep, growing

THE GOD IN YOU
by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr
deep in side
the sprit your guild
this is world wide
every race and face
things you do
if its good too
its the
THE GOD IN YOU...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: emotions, growing up, inspirational,

Shall he get fired
by Evan L M
Shall he get fired,

Maybe its time to see where this life leads me, His music was on, Lindsay Stirling to start it off, following some...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, identity,

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A Country Dies
by Brenda Chiri
When the leader of the free world will lie
While he promotes such hatred and violence
I feel like I'm watching a great country die
Please bow your...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, growing up, longing,

Something New
by Ingrid Showalter Swift
Go lightly...not tightly
walking tall...into walls

Fall softly...in lofty
places...of graces

Share cares...and fairs
rains...and pains

Speak kindly...and mindly
Smile broad...and laude

When you shake...don't quake
In your eyes...no lies

To the little...teach riddles
and the...

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

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NEW KID AT SCHOOL
by Line Gauthier

 
I was the new kid at school in grade five
I didn’t know a soul, nobody knew I was alive
I had snazzy new shoes that...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, anti bullying, color, growing

Hand-Me-Downs
by Rhona McFerran
You started out in life just like me
hanging around in hand-me-downs
from your family
Some were nice, like
your daddy's dimples when you smile
or your mama's almond shaped...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: character, family, growing up,

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Full Bottle
by David Drowley
For quality a wine depends,
In part, upon its parent grapes.
But vintner’s art and loving care
Plain grapes may make a vintage prime.

And neglect produces vinegar
More often...

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

One Day At A Time
by Bill MacEachern
I’m still alive
Though not intact
I strive and strive
To stay on track

I try, I fail
I try again
I need to heal
It never ends

The coarse was set
With little...

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Bio | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, depression, growing up,

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Rooster Socks Parental Prayer
by Carol Connell
Uncomfortable conversations
       like putting socks
              ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, growing up, parents,

JUST A SONNET XV
by Khazamula Mhlongo
I wrote a sonnet today 
About how sad I am
Of how much I feel away
My head is full of problems
That I cannot begin to solve
Hey!...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: flower, growing up, hurt,

Me For Who I Am
by Haxer Ling
See me for who I am.

Don’t see me as my sister,
I’m not her.

Don’t see me as a child,
I’ve grown up.

You think I never talk,
Listen a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: conflict, emotions, growing up,

Party animal
by Alex Duffy
I spent so long going out drinking to appear cool
Trying to impress others, but I finally see I was thinking like a fool 
I became...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, deep, depression, drink, growing

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SIXTIES
by Line Gauthier


sixties seventies
aging babyboomers
so much in common



posted on October 10, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: age, growing up, memory,

It is well
by Reka Asedha
Now the 'lie' that thou art
Is now unto a thing that broke apart
Though I should've done my part
It is well, it is well with my...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growing up, best friend, dedication, endurance,

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FORGING
by Line Gauthier


forging
lasting memories
one hug at a time



posted on October 9, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: encouraging, growing up, memory,