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. 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 4.48
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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!

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

  4. Battle Cry

    • By Ethan Patterson
    • Published: March 2018
    Losing A Friend During War

    Running through the battlefield, bracing for the bang.
    Cannons fire near me, metal swords go clang.

    Everyone I know and love could flash before my eyes.

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    • Rating 4.35
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  6. 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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    • Votes 110
    • Rating 4.34
  7. Thank You

    • By Briana
    • Published: June 2008
    Valentine Poem From Daughter To Father

    Thank you for being the best father that you should.
    Thank you for supporting us when you could.

    Thank you for loving us all time,

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    • Stories 3
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    • Votes 277
    • Rating 4.30
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    I love my dad from the bottom of my heart, but it's hard for him to understand what it's like to be a dad because he never had a father figure in his life. He was raised by his grandmother...

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  8. What Love Is

    • By Alyshia R. Thomas
    • Published: February 2006
    Short Poem Of Love From Young Daughter To Mother

    True treasure is not found on ships, in chests of silver and gold.
    True treasure is not ruby rings or jewels from long ago.
    You don't need a treasure map to find chests beneath the sea.
    True treasure is simply the love and joy found in you and me!

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    • Votes 282
    • Rating 4.30
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    Love your poem! Moms are our biggest treasure. Children are a mother's biggest treasure. Thank you for sharing! I really enjoyed your poem!

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  10. I Wish

    • By Ashlee L. Harter
    • Published: February 2006
    Tribute From Child To Grandmother Who Has Passed Away

    I wished on a star
    For a grandma like you
    Who hugs me and hugs me,
    Whatever I do.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 95
    • Rating 4.28
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    This is an emotional poem. It's interesting and inspiring. It's a must read!

  11. 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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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 245
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 66
    • Rating 4.26
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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.

  12. 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 4.25
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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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  13. Follow Your Dreams

    Don't Let Failure Follow You

    Follow your dreams.
    You won't disagree.
    Failure is in the past,
    So get over that fast.

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    • Rating 4.24
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    I loved the poem "Follow Your Dreams." I wonder how old the author was when she wrote it. I hope she keeps at it. I wrote poetry when I was in grade school. -Scott Schaeffer-Duffy

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