Poems About Childhood Friendships

Published: December 22, 2022

Poems About Joyful Childhood Memories

There are some friendships that we remember forever. These are the friendships that were formed when we were children. The quality of sharing is not the same as in adult friendships. However, in a certain way the friendship has a deeper quality. It probably lacked that drama and intensity that is shared in adult friendships. At the same time there is a certain carefree quality that exists between two young children at play. They don't ask themselves complicated questions like whether they have enough in common. It is enough that they are two kids and that there is playing to be done.

This collection of poems celebrates the joy and wonder of childhood memories. From playing outside with friends to holidays with family, these poems capture the magic and innocence of growing up. Whether you're looking to reminisce on your own childhood or share a bit of nostalgia with loved ones, these poems are sure to bring a smile to your face.

4 Poems About Joyful Childhood Memories

  1. 1. Friendship: One Of God's Greatest Gifts

    • By Lauren Manning
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2008 with permission of the Author.

    My best friend Lacey and I met in daycare when we were three years old. Another girl in daycare yanked a book out of Lacey's hand and made her cry, and that is how our friendship began!! Truly, my life would not be the same without her, and I am grateful to God for her.

    in Friendship Poems by Teens

    I was the young age of three,
    and oh, so very small.
    I knew almost nothing,
    nothing at all.

    When I saw a cute little girl
    shaking with fear,
    all alone in the corner
    with her eyes full of tears,

    I thought to myself,
    I'll go be her friend.
    So I went over to her
    and touched her sweet little hand.

    I said to my new friend,
    "Do you want to play?"
    My new friend said, "Yes,"
    and her tears went away.

    It's been fifteen years now,
    and our friendship's still strong.
    I can hardly believe
    we've been best friends this long.

    As I went to her that day,
    I was the angel to be.
    How could I have known
    that God sent her to me?

    But angels need two wings
    if they don't want to sit and just rest,
    so God combined both our wings
    to show us we're blessed.

    We can't thank him enough
    for his gift of kindness and love.
    We are both each other's angels
    sent from heaven above!

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  2. 2. One For All And All For One

    This poem is about my friends from childhood and how each was somewhat of an outcast, but together we were strong.

    in Life Long Friend Poems

    In the neighborhood where I was raised,
    My life revolved around my friends.
    And each day brought new adventures
    And endless games of let's pretend.

    We were just a band of misfits,
    Running wild in the sun.
    Living by our mantra,
    "One for All and All for One."

    Now Ivy was a little girl
    Who lived next door to me.
    She was a sweet and guileless girl
    Who was a loyal friend indeed.

    But poor Ivy had a stutter,
    So even in the midst of play,
    We'd stop and listen patiently
    If Ivy had something to say.

    It never had occurred to us
    To tease her or make fun.
    She was a cherished part of us.
    "One for All and All for One."

    Now Tammy was an aimless girl
    Who dreaded going home.
    Instead she'd cling to all of us
    Or roam the streets alone.

    She was always seen as strange or odd,
    So by many she was shunned.
    But we embraced her strength of spirit.
    "One for All and All for One."

    Terry and Peggy were sisters,
    And just as tough as they could come.
    They were always ready to stand and fight
    Before they would cower and run.

    In the neighborhood, they were infamous,
    Known and feared by everyone.
    But we welcomed their grit and moxie.
    "One for All and All for One."

    Now Dougy was just into puberty,
    And was viewed as a very bad seed.
    He was in and out of trouble
    And always full of tricks and schemes.

    But to us, he was our brother,
    And a better brother there was none,
    For he'd defend us to the bitter end.
    "One for All and All for One."

    Now I was a puny, cross-eyed kid
    Who had always been laughed at and teased.
    But I found my niche in this group of friends
    Who nurtured and watched out for me.

    We were truly a band of misfits
    When all was said and done.
    But we stood for each other through thick and thin.
    "One for All and All for One."

    How I wish today our youth could know
    Such camaraderie second to none,
    Finding strength and unity in diversity,
    Living "One for All and All for One."

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  4. 3. Times Are Changing

    • By Casey
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

    I wrote this about my best friend since kindergarten. but I am not so sure we are best friends anymore. We are two completely different people. I am more a fan of the "be yourself" type group, and she is more a fan of the "I'll do anything to get attention and be popular" type group. I'm just hoping that everything will be okay between us.

    in Friendship Poems by Teens

    We had our good days and we had our bad,
    I thought I would never forget the times we had.

    The times are changing,
    and our memories are slowly fading.
    Though times may change,
    we just have to hope and pray
    that someday things will be okay.

    The times are changing,
    but we can't keep holding onto the past,
    because we don't know if our past
    can be part of our future.

    And as I shed one last tear,
    I live in fear
    that as the times change
    I will lose you forever.

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  5. 4. I Am With You

    • By Susannah Ross
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011 with permission of the Author.

    This is the story of one of my best friends. When we started out, we were just so innocent! But as time moved on I realized that I liked him. I was a stupid, stupid child, and I let that get in the way of our friendship. But now, he and I joke and chat during our classes, and I can say with pride, I am one of the few people he seeks out to talk to. We are no more than friends, but the connection that I feel to him will never go away, he was not just my first crush, he was my first love.

    in Teen Crush Poems

    I remember when we met,
    In kindergarten, we were set.
    Friends from then on, without a doubt.
    Said we would never live without,
    But time moves on and then we too,
    Got caught up in the 'cootie' schmooze.

    We wrinkled our noses and turned away,
    We thought we could go at least a day,
    But no, instead we played a fake war.
    Closer than ever, we fake argued galore,
    But time goes on and then we too
    Threw aside that stage and I was with you.

    Again we sided, it was us two as one.
    Who cares what others thought, we had fun.
    Many years had passed, and I developed a love,
    Each time I saw you, angels sang from above.
    Being a foolish child, I drifted away,
    Until the unthinkable happened one day.

    I never thought, even as I avoided you,
    That one day we would be fully through.
    You stopped searching me out, as I had done,
    You would walk past me, having much more fun.
    But time goes on, and on, and on.

    And even now, so many years far after,
    Even you remember our dear laughter.
    You came up to me, just around high-school.
    You didn't act different, you didn't even act cool.
    You treated me just like you used to.
    Time may have passed on, but I am with you.

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