Childhood Memories

Published: April 2020

Poems About Reminiscing On Childhood

24 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.

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  1. Child Memories

    • By Erika Romenesko
    • Published: May 2008
    Poem About The Joy Of Childhood Friendships

    in Childhood 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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  2. Kid Stuff

    Reminiscing On Childhood

    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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  4. Our TV Set Was Black And White

    Childhood Memories Of Watching Television

    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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    Hi Raelene. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my poems. I really appreciate the kind feedback.
    Kind regards, Cynthia

  5. Weekend In Cuero

    • By Leland Parker
    • Published: July 2010
    Poem About Joy Visiting Childhood Home

    in Home Poems

    Drivin' around to the back of the house,
    Gettin' out, walkin' in, almost unannounced...

    The TV's are on and so are Mother's beans.

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    That was beautiful.
    So simple and plain and it turned out amazing.
    The last four lines were gorgeous, amazing, beautiful!
    Though time has passed and gave you struggles, you inspire me...

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  7. I Remember

    Memories Of Childhood

    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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  8. Simpler Times

    • By Ayush Sharma
    • Published: December 2019
    Wishing To Be A Child Again

    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. The Fifties

    Childhood Memories Of Summer

    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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  10. The Beauty Of My Childhood

    • By Jennyfer M. Patterson
    • Published: March 2018

    in Beauty of Nature Poems

    I am from morning dew cold against small bare feet
    and birds chirping a beautiful song
    From nature that sounds like the most beautiful orchestra
    I've ever heard, opening my tired eyes to the world.

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    Today's poem that uses the "I am from..." line is an instruction I was given for an essay in a retirement center's writing class a while ago. I wonder if that's what prompted Patterson to use...

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  11. The Olden Days

    When Life Was More Community Oriented

    in Change Poems

    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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  12. A Christmas Long Gone

    Christmas In The Fifties

    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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