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Growing Up Poems | Examples of Growing Up Poetry

Growing Up Poems - Examples of all types of growing up poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for growing up.

New Poems

A Change of Heart
Today was the same as every other day in quarantine. Wake up. Change into different PJs. Eat. Watch Netflix. Eat. And eat again. Go to sleep. Start over. Despite the repetition, there was a slight...Read More
Categories: growing up, change, dream, emotions, growing
Form: Free verse

Premium Member My Long Ago Long Island
The mournful gray year before, our young handsome President, taken from us, the American people, next year, Massapequa, 1964, crew cut teenage boys in Eisenhower jackets, their freckled faces of youth, our barn red modest home on Cedar Street, summer recreation...Read More
Categories: age, dream, growing up,
Form: Narrative
It seems as if it were yesterday, Change happens all too fast. One minute you're in school, the next it’s in the past. We can mourn the time wasted, We can cry for what we missed. It’s counterproductive though, time...Read More
Categories: 7th grade, growing up,
Form: Rhyme
Often times, seconds are seemingly so long that you feel stuck in a clock that never tics away. The once little tics you would hear have now stopped. Time slows down as you stare into...Read More
Categories: growing up, anxiety, appreciation, beautiful, cheer
Form: Free verse
Burning Stars
With the burning stars I only praised for you I begged for your immortality And secrets Now I'm falling I'm falling into my demise No prayers to save me Just perseverance I was drowned by words Of broken-hearted promises But...Read More
Categories: betrayal, growing up,
Form: Free verse

Day Dreams
Out on the land of the Red Fox Farm About 3 miles down, past the barn There’s a girl sporting overalls and a ponytail She’s headed to dream on her favorite hay bale Climbing up on it ready to...Read More
Categories: growing up,
Form: Rhyme
The Protectors
Days filled of games, good thoughts, and silliness When cookies and recess were the ultimate bliss For the most part, my childhood was simply just this Imagination was key, Smiles and giggles a must Popping balloons just to see...Read More
Categories: childhood, family, growing up,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Somewhat Injury-Prone
First grade, pelted with eggs Second grade, broke both legs Third grade, fell down the stairs Fourth grade, clawed by a bear Fifth grade, ran into a tree Sixth grade, twisted a knee Seventh grade,...Read More
Categories: growing up, humorous,
Form: Light Verse
What Would Ma Bell Say
Brouhaha brewing, my Jezebel comes home glowing; Football game in progress, but she has gossip to spend. Curious winds blustering, in rare decibels growing, posthaste, I speed dial her garrulous second best friend. Handing Jez my phone, I...Read More
Categories: growing up, 11th grade, football, growing
Form: Quintain (Sicilian)
Pub Or Tea
A teenage girl defied her ma And went downtown without her bra But no boys were there And girls did not care What a dud thrill "Life in the Raw"!...Read More
Categories: growing up,
Form: Limerick
My Mind- A Phoenix
The next morning when I begin to Rise, I shall ask my mind to be more Wise. As I follow the ideologies of Life, I elucidate to myself not to Strive. Peace of mind is merely what I Need, To...Read More
Categories: childhood, fantasy, growing up,
Form: Rhyme
To Far Horizons
When I was young, I sailed to the East, Each rising sun betokened a new day. The steady zephyrs at my back released And set me free to journey on my way. The wind turned towards the south when...Read More
Categories: age, death, growing up,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Candy Girl
This 6 liter hard candy girl tickles my eyes and curls my toes. Makes me dance to music I can’t feel. Sends me where I’ve never been before, on a tour of Big Time, Small Town, Milky Way Heaven, wearing clumsy...Read More
Categories: growing up, 9th grade, candy, crush,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Day Washing
Day Washing The washing neatly hung o'er outside lines expose to sun plus ample zephyrs whiffs ~0~ thrifts heifers less ample appose begun their brainwashing among pour about lines 10, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 . 2020 November 15 Double Tetractys 6 ~~Eve Roper Picture #1...Read More
Categories: family, growing up, together,
Form: Tetractys
I've never been what you'd call outspoken; my approach is to hang back and take note. Perceiving injustice my heart cried, "Quit!" but in fear, I lingered, silence unbroken. Unwilling, my voice stayed stuck in my throat - unfit. Insults and...Read More
Categories: growing up, 11th grade, anti bullying,
Form: Curtal Sonnet

Specific Types of Growing Up Poems

Definition | What is Growing Up in Poetry?

Poems Related to Growing Up

growth, youth, mature, maturity, childhood, adolescence, juvenile, immaturity