Growing Up Poems

Growing Up Poems

Growing Up Can Be Hard For Kids, Teens And Parents

Growing up is hard to do. The challenges that a child must deal with throughout the life cycle are overwhelming. Children must deal with physical, emotional and psychological changes as they grow. There is no manual for growing up. In western society there are so many options given to children that they often feel confused and lost. We are not doing our children a favor if we do not provide guidance to them. Parents are there to help children navigate this confusing world. Let us not shirk in our duties.

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  • by Brad Anderson
  • Published: 2/15/2006
One Last Time, Can I Carry You?

I guess that I can hold you
one more time before you grow.
And tell you that I love you
so that you will always know.
Please let me tie your shoe again.
One day you'll tie your …

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  • Rating: 4.7
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I love this poem. I am using this for my cousins project. Surely it will touch teachers heart because of its real meanings. Such great poem must be shared with every adult......

  • by Cynthia A. Sieving
  • Published: 2/15/2006
Though You Are Grown

I remember years ago,
you were so little then.
I can't help but wish,
that you were small again.
I've cried when you've faced heartaches,
and saw, that as you …

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  • Rating: 4.56
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I have grandsons and watching them grow is a joy. This poem reminded me of when my two daughters were growing up and the feelings I've had.


  • by Mary F. Early
  • Published: 2/15/2006
Family Matters Most, For Adara

Hold her close, said the mother to the friend.
I'm 26 now, but she'll never be 5 again.
My first born baby grew up somehow.
And I never saw, though it was under my brow.

She's grown …

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  • Rating: 4.43
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This is the same age my oldest daughter and I were back when she started school, she didn't take a bus, but her younger sister and I walked her to school. She looked so small, but ready to take on …

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  • by Nikki L. Rench
  • Published: 2/15/2006

Bottled up inside
Are the things I never said,
The feelings that I hide,
The lines you never read

You can see it in my eyes,
Read it on my face,
Trapped inside are lies,
Of …

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  • Rating: 4.42
  • by Tammy M. Duncan
  • Published: 2/15/2006
Red Hair And Freckles

With red hair, freckles & a peanut butter face,
He looks at his mama with wonder & wait.
Those brown eyes a shining & looking so bright.
Just waiting for her to say ok go outside.
With a …

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  • Rating: 4.39
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As a mother of three grown children, I identified with the writer. It is such a bittersweet joy to watch your children run, play and imagine as they play. Unaware that there are people (Who they …

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  • by Kristen R. League
  • Published: 2/15/2006
They Don't Get It, They Don't Understand

Parent say they've been there, they say they understand,
If only they knew what passes through our hands,
Drugs to inhale and they slowly die,
It takes them makes them …

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  • Rating: 4.34
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This is so true, parents really don't understand what we are going through.

  • by Jerri G. Carter
  • Published: 2/15/2006
I Remember

I REMEMBER Summerlin Lane
in our little white house
The feelings of security
with my siblings, you and Daddy
So attached to you, Mama
never leaving your side
Not even when my school …

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  • by Dianne R. Newsom
  • Published: 2/15/2006
My Little Shadow

My little shadow my little shadow my little shadow and me
My little shadow was always one step behind you see
My little shadow with her long blonde flowing hair
No matter how many times I …

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  • Rating: 4.3
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How True, Enjoy that little shadow that is sure to leave you one day!!!! If your lucky like me they will have a shadow you can enjoy!!!

  • by Cindy J. Odom
  • Published: 2/15/2006
Through Dad's Camera Lens

Piles of snow all pushed aside,
Little children going down the slide.
A rainbow with its pot of gold,
All of these are stories once told.

So many days have quickly passed
and he …

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  • Rating: 4.26
  • by Wendy L. Nichols
  • Published: 2/15/2006
Mother To Son Poem, The Day You Were Born, Open Arms

The day you were born,
you touched my soul.
You were the missing link,
that made my life whole.

Those beautiful blue eyes,
stare at me in awe.
Gazing at the woman
Who just …

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  • Rating: 4.25
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Made me cry considering I am away from my boys now and miss my lil men so much...

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