childrens poetry

Nostalgia-inducing poetry inspired by our earliest favorites; from Dr. Seuss to Mother Goose, children’s poetry is all grown up.

  • Yumi Miyazaki
    Published 3 years ago
    The Conjoined Princesses of Poppy Castle

    The Conjoined Princesses of Poppy Castle

    The Conjoined Princesses
  • Laura DiNovis Berry
    Published 3 years ago
    Spit

    Spit

    When little girls and boys first hear what they are made of, what they do, what they wear-
  • Mahina Rose Gelderloos
    Published 3 years ago
    An Ode to Charlie

    An Ode to Charlie

    Charlie Farley is a cat.
  • Dawn Coleman
    Published 3 years ago
    Farewell Poem
  • Haem
    Published 3 years ago
    Home Sweet Home 🏡

    Home Sweet Home 🏡

    I smell the aroma of my mother's cooking
  • Delenn Mulvaney
    Published 3 years ago
    Siblingery

    Siblingery

    I can’t explain why it pains me so much.
  • A. R. Ambrosi
    Published 3 years ago
    Kissed by Fire

    Kissed by Fire

    She lets down her hair
  • Elizabeth King
    Published 3 years ago
    Sleeping Beauty

    Sleeping Beauty

    Do you think about him when you dream,
  • Jessica Rasile
    Published 3 years ago
    A Mother's Love Is All Consuming

    A Mother's Love Is All Consuming

    Watching you take your little feet and make your way across the floor,
  • Remie Marsaille
    Published 3 years ago
    A Duck With a Paddle

    A Duck With a Paddle

    Jacob is a duck; with a fear, he could not battle. He was afraid to swim, so he had a boat and a paddle. He tried to swim, but just couldn’t do it. He hopped in the water, but couldn’t get moving. He would splash around thinking this decision wasn’t best. So, he would grab his boat as he tried to catch his breath. Jacob had no friends because in the water he couldn’t play. And all the other ducks told him to stay away. So, Jacob would paddle and stay very far. Then he met Clarice, the goose with a scar. The scar that Clarice has, no goose has ever seen. When she swam by others, they’d say something real mean. Clarice asked Jacob, where are all your friends? Jacob said, they think I’m weird, you wouldn’t understand. Clarice said look at me, see this scar on my face. I’m the ugly goose; so we’re in the same place. Jacob said no, you’re real pretty to me. Clarice said, I wish you would tell that to all the other geese. Then Clarice asked why the boat, are you too good to swim? Jacob said no, I’m just too scared to get in. Clarice tipped the boat over and Jacob made a big splash. Clarice said, I’ll teach you to swim, as she giggled and laughed. For the first time ever Jacob felt no fear. He knew he would be okay, if Clarice was near. So, they practiced and practiced for what seemed like forever. Jacob would splash around and wave his feathers. Clarice finally yelled, calm down, you’ll be just fine. Then Jacob took a deep breath and swam a straight line. Jacob faced his fear and finally won that battle. And he’s no longer, the duck with a paddle.
  • Dan Avery
    Published 3 years ago
    Beware of the Cats

    Beware of the Cats

    Rio and Roxy are sisters from birth. Divided by intellect and size, they are the epitome of cats with character.
  • Graphite Dreamer
    Published 3 years ago
    Little and Large

    Little and Large

    Clean and pressed and polished, were the clothes that he was wearing