Best Children's Poetry

Published: June 2018

Best Children's Poetry By Contemporary Poets

26 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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  1. I Will Soar

    Believe In Yourself, You Can Soar!

    in Inspiring Poems for Kids

    If I were a birdie,
    I'd head up to the sky.
    I'd spread my wings like sunshine.
    I know I could fly mighty high!

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 1262
    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 118
    • Rating 4.23
    • Poem of the Day
  2. Mommy Will Sing A Lullaby

    • By Wendy Evans
    • Published: April 2018

    in Family Poems for Kids

    All tucked up and snug in bed
    as angels stand guard above your head,
    Mommy will kiss away your fears.
    She'll stroke your hair and dry your tears.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 734
    • Favorited 28
    • Votes 135
    • Rating 4.29
    • Poem of the Day
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  4. Sleepy

    The Peculiar Nature Of Sleep

    in Funny Poems for Kids

    There is this funny guy I know.
    Sleepy by name and sneaky as can be.
    I never know where he comes from,
    Only that he creeps up on me.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1144
    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 145
    • Rating 3.91
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    It is a very simple poem highlighting the importance of sleep. Sleep is an integral part of human behavior. Without it, everything becomes useless. Good health can't be achieved without...

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  5. My First Pet

    The Excitement Of A Child Getting A Pet

    in Animal Poems for Kids

    My mommy said today
    That I could get a pet one day.
    I gave her a kiss
    Then started making my list.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 3299
    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 323
    • Rating 4.16
    • Poem of the Day
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  7. Englksh Is A Pane

    Humorous Poem About The Inconsistencies Of English Language

    in Funny Poems for Kids

    Hear eye sit inn English class; the likelihood is that eye won't pass
    An F on my report card wood bee worse than swallowing glass
    It's knot that eye haven't studied, often till late at knight
    Butt the rules are sew confusing, eye simply can't get them write

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 6080
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 793
    • Rating 4.25
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    Very clever and funny, but it kinda blows my mind reading through this at the same time! How on earth did I manage to learn this wonderful, confusing language?! I must be converting it into...

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  8. My Big Fat Cat

    Homework Excuse

    in Funny Poems for Kids

    I own a big fat cat-
    The fattest for miles around.
    Wherever there's lots of food,
    That's where he'll be found.

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    • Stories 6
    • Shares 21257
    • Favorited 24
    • Votes 1373
    • Rating 4.34
    • Poem of the Week
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    This story is hilarious! Coming across this story, it reminds me of my fat cat, Ziggy, also known as Tubby once her grew. I would compare him to a lot of fat jokes, but apart from that, he's...

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  9. Splishy, Sploshy Mud

    • By Ava F. Kent
    • Published: May 2017
    Playing In The Mud

    in Nature Poems for Kids

    Splishy, sploshy mud
    is the best type of crud!
    You can make pies,
    you can make mountains,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 772
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 138
    • Rating 3.78
    • Poem of the Day
  10. The Dolly

    • By Jeanette Cheal
    • Published: May 2017

    in Inspiring Poems for Kids

    The dolly sat upon the shelf
    in the toy maker's shop all by herself.
    The dolly only had one eye,
    so all the children passed her by.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1282
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 251
    • Rating 4.36
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    I loved this. It has a beautiful message in it and also made me cry. You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Keep up the good work, Jeanette!

  11. Dreams

    • By Darah S
    • Published: May 2017

    in Poems by Kids

    Images of hope,
    Locked up fear you share,
    Love and desire,
    All in your head somewhere.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1738
    • Favorited 32
    • Votes 277
    • Rating 4.41
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    Good job. I also love to write! I love that you picked the subject of dreams.

  12. Dreams

    • By Chelsea
    • Published: April 2017
    Get Lost In A Dream

    in Poems by Kids

    Dreams
    are boats
    that drift you away
    to the place you desire.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 241
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 63
    • Rating 3.95
    • Poem of the Day

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