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. The Mountain And The Squirrel

    The mountain and the squirrel
    Had a quarrel,
    And the former called the latter
    "Little prig."

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    I do not remember how I came across this poem, but ever since I knew it, it has been my favorite. A little squirrel standing up for itself against the mighty mountain and putting it in place...

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  3. The Littlest Christmas Tree

    A Christmas Story For Children

    The littlest Christmas tree
    lived in a meadow of green
    among a family
    of tall evergreens.

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    Christmas is the time of joy, happiness, laughter of children and adults, cakes, Christmas trees, stories and POEMS.

  4. Listen To The MUSTN'TS

    Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
    Listen to the DON'TS
    Listen to the SHOULDN'TS
    The IMPOSSIBLES, the WONT'S

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  6. If I Were...

    • By Eva L. Robinson
    • Published: November 2016
    Dreaming Of What You Could Be

    If I were a queen,
    I'd rule a mighty land.
    If I were a princess,
    I'd take a prince's hand.

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    Good poem. I'd like a poem that explains just one dream.

  7. 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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  8. The Dolly

    • By Jeanette Cheal
    • Published: May 2017

    The dolly sat upon the shelf
    in the toy maker's shop all by herself.
    The dolly only had one eye,
    so all the children passed her by.

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    I loved this. It has a beautiful message in it and also made me cry. You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Keep up the good work, Jeanette!

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  10. 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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  11. A Naughty Little Comet

    There was a little comet who lived near the Milky Way!
    She loved to wander out at night and jump about and play.

    The mother of the comet was a very good old star;

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  12. Soldier Daddy

    I am a small and precious child,
    My dad's been sent to fight.
    The only place I'll see him is in my dreams tonight.
    He will be gone too many days

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    I'm a Soldier Dad. Son of a Soldier Dad. Son of a farmer from Ohio. Son of a German immigrant who served in the Civil War, a butcher from near Berlin. My children are grown and yet the fight...

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  13. A Daydream

    • By Lolo T. Frenchie
    • Published: April 2017
    Benefits And Pleasures Of Daydreams

    A daydream
    A world of extreme
    A fantasy place
    Or even outer space

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    I just got off the phone with my mom, and this poem made me smile

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