Just for Fun Poetry

Poems I Wrote as a Child

When I was organising my old notebooks a few weeks ago, I came across some poems I wrote as a child. I remember I used to write quite a lot of poetry when I was little, and I enjoyed reading poems too. Then I hardly wrote any throughout my teenage years, but came back to poetry a few years ago when I did a monthly challenge in which I wrote a poem every day!

Most of my childhood poems were pretty silly and certainly not ‘works of art’ but I thought I would share them here as they might give you a laugh!


In Spring, the birds fly beautifully in the shining sun;
The bunnies are having lots of fun;
The chicks are hatching one by one;
What a wonderful time in Spring.

The sparrows are laying eggs in the trees;
The lambs are born and are falling on their knees;
The trees are flying in the breeze;
What a wonderful time in Spring.

I wrote this poem at school when I was 7 years old. My teacher was really impressed with it and showed it to the headmaster, who then read it out in assembly in front of the whole school! I remember being pretty embarrassed though, because I didn’t like being drawn attention to.

The Beach

We love the beach
And we hope you do.
Shells and the sea
And ice cream too.

Building castles in the sand,
Sitting on top feeling very grand.
Paddling, waddling in the sea,
We love the beach
Yes, you and me.

I wrote this poem when I was 7 as well. Who doesn’t love the beach?!

Postage Stamps

Postage stamps, large and small,
Hang them on your bedroom wall!
Post them in the letter box,
Or hide them in the postman’s socks!

Collect them in a stamp album,
Give one to your lovely Mum!
Chew them like a piece of gum,
Or swallow them and say “yum yum”.

Collect the colours, red, green, blue
And don’t let anyone steal from you!
Use them on your letters for
All the people, rich and poor.

You’re probably thinking, ‘What a strange topic to write a poem about’! I remember the context though. I was 10 years old and going through a phase of writing lots of poetry. My Auntie was challenging me by giving me random topics to write a poem about. Postage stamps was one of them!

I don’t know why (or how) anyone would hide stamps in the postman’s socks, let alone chew or swallow them!


Clickety clack on your bicycle
As you wheel it up a hill.

When you ride it down again,
The clicking stops and you drop your pen.

Because the wind is so very strong
The pedals stop and it all goes wrong!

The bike falls over, you bump your head,
You wake up in a hospital bed.

You recover and you are alright,
You go to bed and say good night!

Well that escalated quickly! I don’t know why you were carrying a pen on your bike ride and dropped it, or why the strong wind made the pedals stop, but it definitely sounded like a dramatic bike ride! I don’t know how old I was when I wrote that poem.

That’s all the poems I found, but I know I have some others hidden away somewhere. If I find them I will share them in a future blog post!

What did you think of my poems? Did you write any poems as a child, and do you still have any of them? Do you still write poetry now? Let me know in the comments!

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Poems I Wrote as a Child


  1. These are really good! Love the Postage Stamps one. 🙂

    1. Sophie Harriet says:

      Thank you! 😊

  2. Aww these are so lovely x

    1. Sophie Harriet says:

      Thank you! x

  3. I LOVE this, I’m so glad you saved these and shared them with us. I think for me the postage stamp poem is my stand out favourite (I love it so much), but my favourite line is from spring: ‘The lambs are born and are falling on their knees’. Truly incredible, brightened up my evening!

    1. Sophie Harriet says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed these! The postage stamp one might be my favourite too, it’s so random! I’m glad you liked that line from Spring – I guess it’s not bad for a 7 year old! 😄

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