Inspiring Poems for Kids

Poems that Teach a Moral Lesson

For children, the world is full of wonder and excitement. They are naturally curious about everything. The longer they live and the more they experience, the more they learn. Adults need to discuss some lessons with children to help them navigate difficult and confusing situations. Children need guidance to know what they should and should not do. These poems can be used as a conversation between children and adults about life lessons.

Discussion Poems for parents and teachers to use with children

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  1. Spreading Love Through Acts Of Kindness

    Acrostic Poem About Kindness

    K - Kindness is shown by what we say and do.
    I - It says to the other person, "I care about you."
    N - Never neglect to show kindness to everyone you see.
    D - Day or night, young or old, whoever it may be.

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  3. Listen To Mum

    Limerick Poems About A Lesson Learned About School

    I remember when I was small and cool,
    I was always playing truant from school.
    My mum used to say,
    "You'll regret it one day

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    It's only now that I'm older I realise my school years were the best days of my life. If only I could turn back time.

  4. The Blade And The Ax

    Respecting One Another

    On a bench, in Joe's little shed,
    lying not too far apart,
    were his ax and his switchblade,
    having a quiet heart-to-heart.

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    The conversation between a blade and an ax is interesting, and it teaches a lesson. Nobody should be proud because of one's usefulness; everybody is needed but in a different way!

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  6. Us Two

    Wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
    There's always Pooh and Me.
    Whatever I do, he wants to do,
    "Where are you going today?" says Pooh:

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  7. Touching The Sky

    • By Shreya D. Chattree
    • Published: August 2018
    Learning Lessons From Mistakes

    Come for me, sweet tomorrow.
    Help me touch the sky.
    Like a well-learned bird opens its wings,
    I, too, want to fly high.

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    Committing mistakes and then learning from them can be a great lesson of life. It can truly evolve a person into a nice gentleman. I remember, after passing out of the university, I joined an...

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  8. Free To Be You!

    • By Lavonna N. Sinclair
    • Published: August 2018
    Being Yourself And Loving Who You Are

    I see you there, hiding in the dark.
    Don't be afraid, I am here to help.
    Look closely, don't you know me?
    You see how I walk and talk; I am Unique!

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  10. The Shepherd Slept

    Needing The Lord

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    There was a shepherd who fell fast asleep
    So there was no one to see to his sheep.
    The sheep were delighted, freedom at last
    Followed the leader and ran away fast.

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    I love this poem. I send blessings to you, Beryl. The words mean so much for me, because I know that we are the sheep and also the shepherd. We need but recall our Spiritual Father, "God,"...

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  11. The Little Panda

    • By Sameera Sadaf
    • Published: August 2018
    Good Friends Are The Best Of All

    The little Panda is sad.
    He lost his mom and dad.
    Crying the entire night,
    cursing his might.

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  12. Make Me A Garden

    Living Without Prejudice

    Help me design my garden of life
    Full of iris, crocus, and lily
    With daffodils that shine so bright
    Like the sun of the greater deities.

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  13. I Will Soar

    Believe In Yourself, You Can Soar!

    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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