Childhood Poems

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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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by Louise Gluck

There was an apple tree in the yard --
this would have been
forty years ago -- behind,
only meadows. Drifts
of crocus in the damp grass.
I stood at that window:
late April. Spring
flowers in the neighbor's yard.
How many times, really, did the tree
flower on my birthday,


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by Russell Edson

On the other side of a mirror there's an inverse world,
where the insane go sane; where bones climb out of the
earth and recede to the first slime of love.

And in the evening the sun is just rising.

Lovers cry because they are a day younger, and soon
childhood robs them of their pleasure.

In such a world there is much sadness which, of course,


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I Am
by John Clare

I am: yet what I am none cares or knows,
My friends forsake me like a memory lost;
I am the self-consumer of my woes,
They rise and vanish in oblivious host,
Like shades in love and death's oblivion lost;
And yet I am! and live with shadows tost

Into the nothingness of scorn and noise,
Into the living sea of waking dreams,
Where there is neither sense of life nor joys,


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Second Childhood
by Robert William Service

When I go on my morning walk,
Because I'm mild,
If I be in the mood to talk
I choose a child.
I'd rather prattle with a lass
Of tender age
Than converse in the high-brow class
With college sage.

I love the touch of silken hand


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Recent Childhood Poems
Good dad persona
by Marra Makinen

You'll probably never see this
Never read this
You probably don't even know
That I'm a writer

You were proud of me
For as long as it was convenient

You supported me
For as long as it supported your good dad persona


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The Beast of Crimson Hall
by Marra Makinen

Pitter patter on the wall
A mouse skitters down the hall
Thump thump the footsteps thud
Trekking across the floor with mud
Squelching in a crimson red
The roaring beast is happily fed

Stifled cries from the foyer
Feeding eyes of a frenzied voyeur
Black and blue fragmented reflections


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Determined Memories
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Hot days at the beach
sunshine on lavender skies
Frolics of childhood
Moments captured in golden
with colors, laughter and song

Soon thoughts come calling
with sand castle memories
in a dance with time
Peachy sun on gleaming sand


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Singing in the Fan
by Jeffrey Pipes Guice

I am singing
in the fan...
Just singing
in the fan...
When life seemed so easy...
With my small attention span...

An easy way
to entertain...
Not much pressure


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My Favourite Colour
by Dorin Saadat

My favourite colour is his brown skin the blue sky
Before me, my childhood stands,
A colonial entwined with anarchic vines-
Maturing realizations.

What is love? An itch to set your house on fire?

What colour are the walls?
Not brown. Not blue.


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  • Carl Halling
    Carl Halling (4 poems about Childhood)
    Born 7 October, London, UK.
  • Marra Makinen
    Marra Makinen (2 poems about Childhood)
    May 1, 2000 - San Diego
  • Dorin Saadat
    Dorin Saadat (1 poems about Childhood)
    A lady never tells - Tehran, Iran
  • Sumauria Hunter
    Sumauria Hunter (1 poems about Childhood)
    December 25, 2003 - Florida
  • Kaitelyn McDonald
    Kaitelyn McDonald (1 poem about Childhood)
    April 21, 1995 - Alaska
  • rye .
    rye . (1 poems about Childhood)
    October 16, 1999- India
  • Mykah Cea
    Mykah Cea (1 poems about Childhood)
  • Barry Howarth
    Barry Howarth (1 poems about Childhood)
    L.A. 13th
  • Bleed Green
    Bleed Green (1 poem about Childhood)
    Nowhere to go
  • Brandon Ashby
    Brandon Ashby (1 poem about Childhood)
    17 November 1985, Ellesmere Port