Poems by Kids

Poetry Created by Children

Most kids learn to read and write by reading books, but many kids learn to love reading and writing by reading poetry books. Often, when children develop an interest in reading poetry, they begin to try their hand at the craft. Children have a special way of amusing and inspiring adults with their innocence on a daily basis. For this reason, no one should underestimate a child's ability to turn their everyday lives, their perceptions of the world around them, and their deepest emotions into poems that can be humorous, enlightening, intelligent, touching, devastating, or just plain adorable.

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  1. Seasons

    • By Michaela
    • Published: August 2008
    Poem About Changing Seasons

    Winter is cold, with gusts of tumbling snow,
    When rain falls down and nothing ever grows.
    For children, it's the snow that they desire
    And cups of cocoa in front of the fire.

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    • Rating 4.18
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    This poem is cute and happy. I love it! I am a kid too and I have written a poem called Season's End.

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  3. Lord, I Pray Each And Every Day

    • By Tilly Baley
    • Published: December 2017
    Prayer For A Hurting World

    Lord, I pray
    Each and every day
    For those who suffer from
    Grief and pain.

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    • Rating 4.08
  4. Spooky Halloween Night

    • By Jacey Vantimmeren
    • Published: December 2014

    It's very spooky on Halloween night.
    The ghosts and goblins will give you a fright.

    Watch your back, do not be blind.

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    • Rating 4.02
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  6. There's A Jungle On My Head

    • By Tony Zhou
    • Published: June 24, 2020
    My Hair In Quarantine

    There's a jungle on my head.
    My hair's gone absolutely wild.
    It looks like the Amazon rainforest.
    I really don't like this style.

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    • Rating 4.47
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    I'm a tutor, and I'm looking for great examples of poetry written by kids. This is perfect! It's timely, playful, and totally relatable. Well done!

  7. Spring Is Here

    The Coming Of Beautiful Spring

    Spring is here.
    It's time to cheer
    And observe God's tender grace
    With flowers blooming to and fro

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    • Rating 4.42
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    Great to read such a positive poem in the current dark times of Coronavirus. Thank goodness for the optimism of youth. Goof job Maddy.

  8. Dreams

    • By Darah S
    • Published: May 2017

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

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    • Votes 254
    • Rating 4.40
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    Good job. I also love to write! I love that you picked the subject of dreams.

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  10. The Joy Of Christmas

    Christmas is a loving hug
    Or roasting chestnuts on the rug.
    Christmas is one's first snow
    And wrapping presents up with bows.

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    • Rating 4.19
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    I was honored to know this author's father when he was first born and celebrated many Christmases with him and his Mom and Dad. This poem made me remember the wonderful Christmases we had. I...

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  11. Yellow Senses

    • By Favor M. Abioye
    • Published: August 2016
    Poem Describing The Color Yellow

    Yellow is beautiful
    And kind.
    Yellow tastes sour down my throat.
    It feels like the warmth of the sky.

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    • Rating 4.10
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  12. A Sunny Day

    The sun was shining so bright,
    having beaten the clouds in fight.

    We wanted to go out for fun.

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    Summer time: when the weather gets hot there's laughter all around. The sun comes out and spreads its warmth for all to see and to enjoy.

  13. What If?

    Silly Poem About A Child's Imagination

    What if there were purple spots on a pig?
    What if there were no burrows to dig?

    What if the colours weren't invented?

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    • Rating 3.93
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    All is well as it was established from the beginning and created by God. It's a good harmony in the world now. The poem is excellent and funny as well.

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