Best Children's Poetry

Best Children's Poetry By Contemporary Poets

Best Children's Poetry By Contemporary Poets

What is Children's Poetry and is it different than poetry for Teens and Adults? It's not fundamentally different. Children's Poetry just needs to be written in a way that captures the interest of children.
Famous poet, Carl Sandburg's definitions of poetry include, "Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance" and "Poetry is a sliver of the moon lost in the belly of a golden frog". Children's imaginations are more flexible than adults. Poetry is a wonderful way to introduce children to literature and to life.

Included in this collection are the most popular poems from contemporary and amateur poets who have submitted their original poems for children to Family Friend Poems over the past 12 years.

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Poems
  1. Poems for Children Poems by Kids Dreams By Darah S

    It was a necessity that I wrote this after an idea. I wanted dreams to be expressed at their...

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 879
    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 109
    • Rating
  2. Poems for Children Family Poems for Kids Mommy Will Sing A Lullaby By Wendy Evans

    I was inspired to write this poem for my daughter who is a single parent to a beautiful little...

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 380
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 84
    • Rating
  3. Holiday Poems Christmas Poems The Littlest Christmas Tree By Amy Peterson

    A Christmas Story For Children

    Hello everyone. I was raised in Wisconsin among many cold winters and driven to writing by two...

    • Stories 4
    • Shares 1876
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 972
    • Rating
  4. Poems for Children Family Poems for Kids Fishing With My Grandpa By Dawneisha Washington

    Poem About Spending Time With Grandpa

    A girl shares about the special time she spends with her Grandpa.

    • Stories 3
    • Shares 706
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 226
    • Rating
  5. Poems for Children Funny Poems for Kids Today The Teacher Farted By Emma Briody

    Poem About Teachers Being Human

    People think teachers are not human, so I thought I would show that they are, being a teacher...

    • Stories 14
    • Shares 4541
    • Favorited 35
    • Votes 4237
    • Rating
  6. Poems for Children Life Lesson Poems for Kids The Dolly By Jeanette Cheal

    I love writing poetry for children. I love to see their faces light up when I read my poetry to...

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 316
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 90
    • Rating
  7. Poems for Children Life Lesson Poems for Kids If I Were... By Eva L. Robinson

    Dreaming Of What You Could Be

    The poem is about a little girl who is asked what she wants to be when she grows up. She answers...

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 3706
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 389
    • Rating
  8. Poems for Children Nature Poems for Kids The Red And White Striped Lighthouse By Ebvor

    My poem is about a determined lighthouse. I wrote this because I used to live by the beautiful...

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 709
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 99
    • Rating
  9. Poems for Children Funny Poems for Kids My Big Fat Cat By Christian M. Mitewu

    Homework Excuse

    I am new to poetry (having only started last year), but I believe some of my work is quite good...

    • Stories 3
    • Shares 5538
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 586
    • Rating
  10. Poems for Children Nature Poems for Kids Let's Preserve Our Nature By Arjun

    Stopping Pollution

    I am only a kid. I really like to write poems, and I thought I'd make a nice little poem about...

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 857
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 213
    • Rating
  11. Poems for Children Funny Poems for Kids When The World Turned Upside Down By Margaret A. Savage

    I started writing humorous ditties for family and friends many years ago, but since having...

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 4878
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 914
    • Rating
  12. Poems for Children Animal Poems for Kids My First Pet By Kevin T Pearson

    The Excitement Of A Child Getting A Pet

    This is a poem about a child who has a great imagination when it comes to picking out their...

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 536
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 50
    • Rating
  13. Poems for Children Funny Poems for Kids Sleepy By Abimbola T. Alabi

    The Peculiar Nature Of Sleep

    Sleep has always been a fascinating mystery to me. It's something I really appreciate. And when...

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 542
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 74
    • Rating
  14. Poems for Children Funny Poems for Kids Englksh Is A Pane By Alan Balter

    Poem About The Inconsistencies Of English Language

    Hello, I am a retired university professor who had a fulfilling career, spanning 32 years at...

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1098
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 130
    • Rating
  15. Poems for Children Poems by Kids I Love My Brother By Imogen Kate Hindson

    I wrote this about my brother for his 15th birthday.

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 326
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 253
    • Rating
  16. Poems for Children School Poems For Kids Books By Sanya Tandon

    Best Friend With Books

    This poem is very close to my heart because it's the very first time I have composed a poem on...

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 1374
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 1360
    • Rating
  17. Poems for Children Nature Poems for Kids Winter By Olivia Kooker

    Eating Cookies And Drinking Hot Chocolate

    My name is Olivia Kooker. I am 10 years old and in 4th grade. I live in Pennsylvania. An...

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 143
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 108
    • Rating
  18. Poems for Children Animal Poems for Kids Glow Worm By Taylor Russell

    Short Funny Poem For Kids

    When I was little, I fell in love with glow worms, so I decided to write this, just for a laugh!

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 917
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 1057
    • Rating
  19. Poems for Children Life Lesson Poems for Kids I Will Soar By Annette R. Hershey

    Believe In Yourself, You Can Soar!

    If kids are encouraged to believe in themselves, they will have confidence to make it. I believe...

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 210
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 32
    • Rating
  20. Poems for Children Animal Poems for Kids A Worm In My Pocket By Jodee Samano

    Boys And Things That Crawl

    My family and I moved to Japan a little over two years ago from America. I am the mother of two,...

    • Stories 3
    • Shares 1847
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 2287
    • Rating
  21. Poems for Children Poems by Kids Dreams By Chelsea

    Get Lost In A Dream

    I was 8 when I wrote this, and I was always looking for something to help me see the better...

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 88
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 27
    • Rating
  22. Poems for Children Funny Poems for Kids Who Am I? By Chazz

    Riddle

    A fun who am I poem. Guess what it's about! :)

    • Stories 9
    • Shares 743
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 1355
    • Rating
  23. Poems for Children Nature Poems for Kids Splishy, Sploshy Mud By Ava F. Kent

    Playing In The Mud

    This poem is about why mud can be amazing!

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 209
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 58
    • Rating
  24. Poems for Children Nature Poems for Kids Peace And Quiet By Nadya Phillips

    Poem About Enjoying Time Outside

    This is a poem about peace and what it is like to have peace! In 5th grade, my teacher, Ms....

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 1098
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 104
    • Rating
  25. Poems for Children Funny Poems for Kids The Boy Who Didn't Like Ice Cream By Rebecca Syx

    Funny Poem About Trying New Foods

    Due to a previous bad experience, Logan doesn't like ice cream. Logan's Pop Pop, an ice cream...

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 1003
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 435
    • Rating
  26. Poems for Children Poems by Kids Yellow Senses By Favor M. Abioye

    Poem Describing The Color Yellow

    Yellow is my bestie's favorite color. I don't know why she likes yellow. I like purple, and...

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 98
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 41
    • Rating

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