Childhood Poems

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Alone
by Edgar Allan Poe

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn

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Peace
by Patrick Kavanagh

And sometimes I am sorry when the grass
Is growing over the stones in quiet hollows
And the cocksfoot leans across the rutted cart-pass
That I am not the voice of country fellows
Who now are standing by some headland talking
Of turnips and potatoes or young corn
Of turf banks stripped for victory.
Here Peace is still hawking
His coloured combs and scarves and beads of horn.


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Summer Simplicity
by Greg M Cole

I am in the process of going through and organizing all of my poems. I came across the following poem I wrote back in 1998. I got a little nostalgic reading about being nostalgic. It is so sad that kids today can’t do all that we did. If you like, check out mywebsite at www.gregmcole.com.

Summer Simplicity

Catchin’ fireflies with tails burning bright;

Little voices that echo in the night;

Giggles and screams, rolling in the grass;


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The Mores
by John Clare

Far spread the moorey ground a level scene
Bespread with rush and one eternal green
That never felt the rage of blundering plough
Though centurys wreathed spring's blossoms on its brow
Still meeting plains that stretched them far away
In uncheckt shadows of green brown, and grey
Unbounded freedom ruled the wandering scene
Nor fence of ownership crept in between
To hide the prospect of the following eye
Its only bondage was the circling sky

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Letters From A Man In Solitary
by Nâzım Hikmet

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I carved your name on my watchband
with my fingernail.
Where I am, you know,
I don't have a pearl-handled jackknife
(they won't give me anything sharp)
or a plane tree with its head in the clouds.
Trees may grow in the yard,
but I'm not allowed
to see the sky overhead...

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Summer Simplicity
by Greg M Cole

I am in the process of going through and organizing all of my poems. I came across the following poem I wrote back in 1998. I got a little nostalgic reading about being nostalgic. It is so sad that kids today can’t do all that we did. If you like, check out mywebsite at www.gregmcole.com.

Summer Simplicity

Catchin’ fireflies with tails burning bright;

Little voices that echo in the night;

Giggles and screams, rolling in the grass;


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Can I go Back?
by Kailey Norris

Let me sit by the brick fireplace,
Let me wade the river in my clothes,
Can I play in the swimming pool?

Let me bake cookies,
Let me sleep in your t-shirt,
Can I smell your midnight cigarettes?

Let me tan in the sun,
Let me stay awake all night,

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cough syrup
by Alyssa dewey

Legs bouncing
hands shaking
I feel my hair stick up on my legs and arms
this cold feeling of my adolescence fades
and the warm morning glaze of new horizons washes over me
all the things I used to love
The teddy bear that still sleeps next to me at night
waking up without caring
fearing
longing for that smell of sterile school air

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Poems about Children and Poems for Children
by Michael R. Burch

These are poems for children and poems about children and their mothers, fathers, grandmother, grandfathers and extended families.

The Desk
by Michael R. Burch

for Jeremy

There is a child I used to know
who sat, perhaps, at this same desk
where you sit now, and made a mess

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Why, mummy?
by Liam Dolphin

Why, mummy?

Mummy, why is that man smelly,
In his pop-up little tent.
Where is his pretty little bed?

Mummy, what happened to his arm and face?
Locked into place.
And why is he so sad?
When you can go to fairyland.

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