Childhood Memories

Published: April 2020

Poems About Reminiscing On Childhood

Growing up is inevitable. No matter how much we want to hold onto our childhood, life is going to move forward. At some point, our childhood becomes something we look back on instead of something we’re currently experiencing. Each generation’s childhood is marked with different characteristics. No matter how old you are, it seems that every generation believes life was slower and sometimes better than daily life today. This is a collection of poems about those simpler times. The poems are filled with sentimental longing for the days gone by. What fond memories do you have from your childhood? For a moment, take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about the good old days. They might be just a memory now, but what a beautiful memory they are. They are a reminder of glorious days, the days that made you who you are today.

24 Poems About Reminiscing On Childhood

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  1. 1. Kid Stuff

    in Aging Poems

    Many, many years ago
    When I was just a kid,
    And I had just began to grow,
    There's stuff I had and did.

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    Ah, blissful childhood memories. Raised in a rural community, most relatives and friends lived on farms. Being a town kid, homemade fried chicken dinners in an oversized farm kitchen, that...

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  2. 2. Golden Days

    in Growing Up Poems

    Those were the days...

    When I used to get up late,
    Never cared about the day and date.

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  4. 3. I Remember

    in Growing Up Poems

    I remember-
    of days so long in the past
    when I wished I would grow up so fast.

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    The childhood of a person might be a mixture of both pleasant and unpleasant memories. Mine is dominated by unpleasant memories, but I love to read and listen to the pleasant experiences of...

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  5. 4. Riches

    • By Jeanne D. Rhein
    • Published: February 2006

    in Loving Poems about Family

    They say that times were tough then
    That money was very tight
    But I remember my childhood
    And I know that can't be right

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    It was a very good poem. It reminded me of my childhood. When we did not have much money but we had eggs from our chicken's house. We have plenty of fruits and vegetables and...

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  7. 5. I Was Thinking Of Love And You Came To Mind

    • By April Johnson
    • Published: February 2006

    in Grandmother Poems

    I was thinking of love, and you came to mind.
    I have many memories I would like to rewind.

    Do you remember those days I would lie in your lap

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    My dad grew up hungry and on a dirt floor. He had to work when he was twelve. He sold ice cream cones to people at the train station. My mother had four siblings and a father who left and...

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  8. 6. Simpler Times

    • By Ayush Sharma
    • Published: December 2019

    in Change Poems

    Take me back to those simpler times
    When all I sang were nursery rhymes,
    When stealing chocolates was my only crime,
    When sleep used to come early, at nine,

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    This poem is very relatable. I remember always wanting to act like an adult and dressing up like one. Looking back, I should have enjoyed being a kid for as long as I could. Let this remind...

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  9. 7. The Box

    in Growing Up Poems

    As I look back to when I was but a boy,
    I'd have to say a cardboard box was my favorite toy.

    There were no action figures in this day,

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  10. 8. Remembering

    in Aging Poems

    When sleepless I lie,
    As the hours slip by,
    I go walking the paths back home.
    I hear the meadowlark's song

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  11. 9. Summer Days

    • By Zoe E. McCabe
    • Published: June 2019

    in Summer Poems

    The sun, it fades in the moonlight.
    The stars, they fade in the daylight.

    The cold breezes are strong in winter and spring,

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  12. 10. A Christmas Long Gone

    in Christmas Poems

    I lie here awake, afraid to sleep.
    I've prayed the Lord my soul to keep.
    My stocking is hung on my bed,
    Really brother's long sock instead.

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  13. 11. Home Away From Home

    • By Terry Wheeler
    • Published: February 2006

    in Home Poems

    I remember when we were little kids
    and would stay at grandma and grandpa's house all night.

    We would get scolded when we talked in bed

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  14. 12. Childhood Memories

    in Change Poems

    I was happy when I was a lad.
    It wasn't all good, but it wasn't half bad.

    We played with sticks we played with stones;

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  15. 13. The Olden Days

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    Back in the day, life was so clear
    Families gathered and shared in the cheer
    We spent our Pounds, Schillings and Pence
    A time when our society had more sense

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  16. 14. My Childhood Christmas Memories

    in Christmas Poems

    My childhood Christmas memories always make me smile.
    I'll often drift to long ago and stay there for a while.
    Remember singing carols long before the date?
    Of counting days from Halloween, I really couldn't wait.

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  17. 15. Ranch Of Memories

    • By Atusa S. Hangafarin
    • Published: February 2006

    in Home Poems

    My feet pressed against the dusty roads.
    The cool breeze skimmed my face.
    The air's fragrance, a mixture of fruit and flowers, traveled through my nose.
    Down the slopes I would race,

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  18. 16. Our TV Set Was Black And White

    in Humorous Poems

    Our TV set was black and white
    And on its spindly legs it stood;
    More deep than wide with dials that clicked,
    All curved glass screen and grain of wood.

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  19. 17. The Fifties

    in Summer Poems

    We spent those stifling endless summer afternoons
    on hot front porches, cutting paper dolls from Sears
    catalogs, making up our own ideal families
    complete with large appliances

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    This one brought me back, way back. I lived that kind of life, and I look back on it fondly. Time seemed to move so slowly back then. We were rushing to grow up. Little did any of us know...

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  20. 18. Endless Summer

    in Summer Poems

    Oh, for those cloudless days of old
    when holidays went on forever,
    clear blue skies were lit with gold.

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    I can remember those lovely summer vacations with all my neighborhood friends, soaking in my 2-foot pool, riding bikes, sitting by the river, playing wiffle and kick ball on my street and the...

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  21. 19. Sweet Memories Of Growing Up

    • By Rachell A. Rennee
    • Published: February 2006

    in Home Poems

    moonlight dancing, raindrops glistening,
    splash, laugh, smile, run
    oh, what a time, remembering when
    climbing trees, yelling "you're it,"

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  22. 20. Child Memories

    • By Erika Romenesko
    • Published: May 2008

    in Special Friend Poems

    When I was a young girl,
    We used to play
    Out in the field
    Of flowers all day.

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    Beautiful poem. My aunt passed away yesterday. She was 85. A couple of years ago just by chance, we caught her on video as she came across a swing. She said, "I want to swing." We were all...

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