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Inspirational poems for kids to encourage thought, wonder and reflection ... 

Below you will find a selection of inspirational poems for kids to encourage thought, wonder and reflection: lost friendships, school life, being labelled, being grounded, being a kid, old pets, young love and lots, lots more.

Illustration for 'A Bag Called Me' poem for kids : A child cartoon with a brown bag that has the word ME written on it.

A Bag Called Me

Photograph for 'Burst Bubbles (a true covid tale) poem for kids : Iridescent blown bubbles float.

Burst Bubbles (a covid true tale)

Photograph for 'Colours I've Been' poem for kids : A corridor or rainbow colours.

Colours I've Been

Photograph for 'Honest Child' poem for kids : A child cries but tries to hide his tears.

Honest Child

Photograph for 'Lie Out Loud (LOL)' poem for kids : A man sits on the couch with his head in his hand.

Lie Out Loud (LOL)

Photograph for 'M.O.T.H.E.R.' poem for kids : A Mother and child sit on a beach beneath the sunset.


Photograph for 'Shame On Someone' poem for kids : A man hides his face behind his hands.

Shame On Someone

Illustration for 'Ten Year Old Love' poem for kids : A stick figure hangs on to a floating red heart outline.

Ten Year Old Love

Photograph for 'The Trees Before The Woods 1' sonnet poem for kids : A view of tall trees by looking upwards to the sky.

The Trees Before The Woods 1

Illustration for 'Tina Gorjalina' poem for kids : A cartoon girl with yellow hair vainly stares at herself in a hand-held mirror with two love hearts above her head.

Tina Gorjalina

Photograph for 'World Books Days' poem for kids : shelves packed with books.

World Book Days

Photograph for 'Yesterday Friends (for Dean) poem for kids : Children jump and play with a ball beneath the the trees.

Yesterday Friends (for Dean)

Illustration for 'Always Picked Last' poem for kids : A blue team and red team stare at a sad child who is always picked last.

Always Picked Last

Photo for 'Better At The Start' poem for kids : A child stands at the bottom of wide, sunlit steps.

Better At The Start

Illustration for 'Ghost Children' poem for kids: Three pairs of children hide and glide under a ghost costume.

Ghost Children

Photograph for 'Life Is Live' poem for kids: A young child runs laughing through a water sprinkler under the summer sun.

Life Is Live

Photograph of Blondie for 'My Old Dog's Eyes' poem for kids : A golden retriever sits smiling amongst the wild flowers.

My Old Dog's Eyes

Photograph for 'One Love, One Life' poems for kids : Two children kissing at the seaside.

One Life, One Love (cinquain)

Illustration for 'Rolling In Time' poem for kids : Four cartoon children roly-poly down a hill, beneath a tree. A yellow sun hangs in a blue sky.

Rolling In Times

Photograph for 'Sunlight Through Curtain Seams' poem for kids : A silhouetted person stares up at the stars and universe.

Sunlight Through Curtain Seams

Illustration for 'The Full Stop Day' poem for kids : A crying child is surrounded by numbers and a crown as he counts down the last hours of of the last day at primary school.

The Full Stop Day

Photograph for 'The Trees Before The Woods 2' sonnet poem for kids : A view of tall trees by looking upwards to the sky.

The Trees Before The Woods 2

Illustration for 'Wearing Mummy's Clothes' poem for kids : A boy in lipstick, wearing a feather boa jumps up and down on his bed with his wig flying in the air. A purple chest of drawers has four cuddly toys sat on top and Action Man shoved into one of the drawers.

Wearing Mummy's Clothes

Photograph for 'World Password Day' poem for kids : Green passwords and code scroll vertically on a page.

World Password Day

Photo for 'Yesterday's Forever Dog' poems for kids : A golden retriever puppy high-fives with her paw.

Yesterday's Forever Dog

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