Examples Of Free Verse Poems For Children

Published: August 2017

Free Verse Poems For Children

Examples of Free Verse Poems for children. Free Verse Poems are poems that do not follow a specific structure or rhyme scheme.

9 Free Verse Poems For Children

  1. Winter

    • By Olivia Kooker
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2011 with permission of the Author.

    My name is Olivia Kooker. I am 10 years old and in 4th grade. I live in Pennsylvania. An interesting thing people should know about me is that I am adopted. I have a great life. I wrote this poem for my Mom for Christmas.

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    If winter were a person, she would be a girl with frosty hair.
    Winter would wear snow pants, snow boots, gloves, a hat, and scarf.
    Winter would smell like hot chocolate and peanut butter and Hershey Kiss cookies baking in the oven.
    Winter would spend the day eating cookies and drinking hot cocoa by a lake.

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    A beautiful, inspirational poem Olivia, most impressive for someone only ten years old. Loved it!!!

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  2. Fog

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    “Fog” was part of Carl Sandburg’s first poetry collection, Chicago Poems, published in 1916. Sandburg wrote simply and was known to use the “language of the people.” This poem was no different. He used simple imagery, personification and a metaphor to compare fog to the movement of a cat. Sandburg was inspired to write this poem when he saw the fog roll in to the Chicago harbor.

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    The fog comes
    on little cat feet.

    It sits looking

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    My dear neighbor, Nellie, who is in her 80s, asked me, as I am an artist, to paint a picture for her to give to her husband for Christmas. She said he loves the poem "Here Comes the Fog" by...

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  4. Peace And Quiet

    • By Nadya Phillips
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2014 with permission of the Author.

    This is a poem about peace and what it is like to have peace! In 5th grade, my teacher, Ms. Gray, was teaching a lesson on different types of poems. One of our tasks was to write our own poem. I wrote this poem in a way I would think of it, although life would be great just sitting on a porch relaxing.

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    Peace is...
    When you are outside on a nice warm day
    With a cold glass of yellow lemonade.
    Slurp, slurp, slurp.

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  5. Theme In Yellow

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    Carl Sandburg was an American poet who lived from 1878-1967. This poem captures the beauty and fun of fall from the perspective of a pumpkin. Halloween can be a spooky holiday, but this poem brings attention to the harmless activity of searching for the right pumpkin with children and then carving a funny face on it for Halloween night.

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    I spot the hills
    With yellow balls in autumn.
    I light the prairie cornfields
    Orange and tawny gold clusters

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  7. Splishy, Sploshy Mud

    • By Ava F. Kent
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2017 with permission of the Author.

    This poem is about why mud can be amazing!

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

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  8. What Are We Going To Do With You?

    • By Jenna
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2013 with permission of the Author.

    This is a poem I wrote about my crazy little sister. I hope at least someone can relate to this! My dad said we were going to wrap her up in a box and sell her to buy a beaver. We like beavers...

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    Sometimes you drive us all crazy.
    Sometimes me more than others.
    But sometimes you yell
    and kick at nothing for no reason.

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    This poem just reminds me of my daughter and how she gets on her big brother's nerves. She is a sweet thing to have around, but you can never tell what she will do in the next minutes. Most...

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  9. Breaking Day

    • By Margaret Benison
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2014 with permission of the Author.

    For all the naughty kids, and all the parents of naughty children, this poem is for you. No matter how mad they drive you, you can't help but love them, can you?

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    Today, I broke everything I touched
    Brother's phone,
    His toys,
    My own toothbrush

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    I get what you feel. I have bad days too. But whatever I do, I will still be loved, AND SO WILL YOU! Go for it! Don´t be afraid to shine! Crack a joke! Be brave. You will survive! If you need...

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  10. My Annoying Older Sister!

    • By Thanjena Begum
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2012 with permission of the Author.

    I'm a twelve-year-old. Most of this poem is true and some parts are made up.

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    A jelly I ate,
    The one my sister made.
    Made me want to faint.
    She keeps stealing my paint

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    You are lucky to have your sister. Mine left me 3 years ago. I hope you will be able to enjoy the moments with your sister.

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  11. My First Day Of School

    • By Jivantikka De
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2017 with permission of the Author.

    The story behind the poem is that we had to relocate to a new country. This is a reflection of my feelings or the emotion I underwent on the first day of school. It shows the fear and the feeling of being out of place. It was as if I was in a dream, a dream I didn't want to experience.

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    Weird feelings all around me,
    Kids staring right through me.
    Who is she?
    What is she doing here?

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    I enjoyed this poem I felt this poem. It was very real

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