Childhood Memories

Published: April 9, 2020

Poems About Reminiscing On Childhood

20 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. 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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  4. 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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  5. Simpler Times

    • By Ayush Sharma
    • Published: December 16, 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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  7. 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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    Wow, totally related to this. Standing in the weirdest positions trying to get a picture. I also totally loved your poem confessions of a serial plant killer. Your poems are right up my...

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  8. 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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  9. Childhood Memories

    Remembering Fun Times Of Childhood

    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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  10. Golden Days

    Precious Childhood 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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