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13 Inspiring Poems For Girls That Will Rule The Wold

Inside: Cute poems for girls to encourage the in everything that is beautiful and good about them whatever stage of life they are in.

Who runs the world? Girls, of course!

If you’re so lucky to have a life full of girls, you know how special and precious they are. Whether you have a girlfriend, sister, daughters, granddaughters, or just some girl best friends, you know that girls really do run the world.

These cute poems for girls will totally verbalize all of the wonderful things that we think about girls every day, and how we want to honor and value them.

I am a girl, of course, but I do also have two sisters that mean the world to me. My mother and my grandmothers are so special and I just wouldn’t be who I am without them. I love all of my gal pals and know that I wouldn’t get through my darkest days without them.

Honor the girls in your life with poems for girls. I have 13 for you.

A little girl in a tutu in her room

Maybe these are perfect for birthday cards, greeting cards, gift tags, random texts, poetry, or if you’re giving a speech that happens to be a toast to all of the great women in your life, you’re in the right place.

Using poetry to speak in new ways that our normal sentences can’t is a really magical way of telling someone what they mean to you. Poetry is the words of the soul, so it’s time to let your soul shine and let any girl in your life know that they’re amazing. If they didn’t know already. Which they should.

Let these poems speak for themselves as they speak for you. Here are 13 cute poems for girls.

Little Girls

Magic is everywhere in the life of a little girl. Don’t you remember?

The games are full of imagination, the way that we would pretend to be something we weren’t just to feel the magic and wonder of make-believe. It’s a wonderful thing to be a little girl, and they should know how good they’ve got it while they’ve got it.

Read or have your little girl practice reading these poems about the magic of being a little girl. It’s so fun and so beautiful, and hopefully it will help show her to value and love the life she has in the moment.

1. Marty at Eleven

You have an iridescent quality;
Half woman and half child,
In subtle blend,
I watch your running, laughing gaiety,
And feel that now goes on
Without an end.

But when we talk together,
I can see,
From something in a gesture,
Tone, or look,
That very soon
That little girl will be
A group of snapshots,
Mounted in a book.

By Annie Komorny

A little girl with a pacifier

2. The Good-Natured Girls

Two good little children, named Mary and Ann,
Both happily live, as good girls always can;
And though they are not either sullen or mute,
They seldom or never are heard to dispute.

If one wants a thing that the other would like­
Well,­what do they do? Must they quarrel and strike?
No, each is so willing to give up her own,
That such disagreements are there never known.

If one of them happens to have something nice,
Directly she offers her sister a slice;
And never, like some greedy children, would try
To eat in a corner with nobody by!

When papa or mamma has a job to be done;
These good little children immediately run;
Nor dispute whether this or the other should go,
They would be ashamed to behave themselves so!

Whatever occurs, in their work or their play,
They are willing to yield, and give up their own way:
Then now let us try their example to mind,
And always, like them, be obliging and kind.

By Jane Taylor

3. My Daughter

As time will come and go
Sometimes like a distant wind
My life sees many changes
And I’m thankful for true friends.

But as I long for wisdom
And search for that distant light
I think of yesterdays
When I watched you sleep at night.

And nothing that I touch
In a sometimes lonely world
Will ever mean as much
As the love for my little girl.

By Herman Ross Fillingane

4. My Little Girl So Small And Sweet

Small and Sweet.
My Little Girl so small and sweet,
Those tiny hands and tiny feet.
Everyday I watch you grow,
You teach me everything I know.
Such a joy to be around,
Every smile and every sound.
Number one you will stay,
Each and every single day.
You changed my life in such good ways,
‘Thank You’ is all that I can say.
I love to watch you sleep at night,
Cuddled warm and wrapped up tight.
As I blink the time it flies,
It breaks my heart to see you cry.
I gave you life, so proud to say,
I’ll love you more with every day.
My little Girl so small and sweet,
For you my heart, It beats and beats.

By Shauna Scott

Poems For Girl Best Friend

I love my friends. My friends are my world.

And especially my girl best friends… they’re something so special! It’s so fun to have a girl best friend that you can do everything with– it’s like a sister that you chose. While I love my family a whole lot, chosen family just has something so special about it. Like your best friends.

If you have a girl best friend and you need a poem to tell her how much you value and love her, these are for you. Write them in a letter, a text, an email… Just let her know with poetry that you love her.

If you’re a guy with a girl best friend, I’ve been there (the girl part of this friendship I mean) and I know it can be hard to communicate with the opposite gender how much you love them because we don’t always all speak the same language. So use some poetry to get on her plane of understanding how valued she is.

5. Time

Girlfriends are like a good bottle of wine
Endless aging, who gets better in time
Some of them can be quite sour, yet some are also sweet
They will always be beside you, as a best friend should be

By Unknown

Two girls blowing bubbles into the air

6. I Love You

Friendship is all about being there
Being there for one another
True friends know when something is wrong
And how to lend a helping hand
With you it’s always easy
You know what to say to make me happy
You know what to do when I’m angry
You are my best friend and that’s why I love you

By Unknown

7. Like You In Life

A friend like you is hard to find,
You act so silly
You are one of a kind,
A little dumb but a little sweet
This is how I wanted to greet
To a super yet funny friend I know
I may never show
But, still, I love you to the core
Cheers to friendship!

By Unknown

8. True Friendship

The feeling of friendship from the start
Is that special feeling in your heart
A feeling from deep down inside
A feeling that no one should hide
A friend is there through good and bad
They make you happy when you’re sad
they brighten up your darkest day
Just by the simple thing’s they say
Now friendship can’t be bought or sold
It may get tarnished and may get old
You can overcome your greatest fear
Just look around, and it is there
Now friendship’s one and only cost
Is to make sure that it’s never lost

By William S. Tsoukalas, Sr.

Poems For Girls

Writing poetry for girls is best done BY girls. Some of the greatest poets of all time were women, even before women were given much credit for being great at anything. When we have incredible writings from Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver, and Sylvia Plath, we simply cannot ignore their talent.

When you’re looking into poems for girls, don’t forget the girls that have given us some of the best poetry of all time. Even if it’s not directly about girls, it’s written from the perspective of strong women, and that’s undeniable.

So let’s dive into some of these poems written by women for women.

A girl praying

9. I Prayed, At First, A Little Girl

I prayed, at first, a little Girl,
Because they told me to—
But stopped, when qualified to guess
How prayer would feel—to me—

If I believed God looked around,
Each time my Childish eye
Fixed full, and steady, on his own
In Childish honesty—

And told him what I’d like, today,
And parts of his far plan
That baffled me—
The mingled side
Of his Divinity—

And often since, in Danger,
I count the force ‘twould be
To have a God so strong as that
To hold my life for me

Till I could take the Balance
That tips so frequent, now,
It takes me all the while to poise—
And then—it doesn’t stay—

Emily Dickinson

10. Mad Girl’s Love Song

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

The stars go waltzing out in blue and red,
And arbitrary blackness gallops in:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed
And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

God topples from the sky, hell’s fires fade:
Exit seraphim and Satan’s men:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I fancied you’d return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

I should have loved a thunderbird instead;
At least when spring comes they roar back again.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

By Sylvia Plath

11. They shut me up in Prose – (445)

They shut me up in Prose –
As when a little Girl
They put me in the Closet –
Because they liked me “still” –

Still! Could themself have peeped –
And seen my Brain – go round –
They might as wise have lodged a Bird
For Treason – in the Pound –

Himself has but to will
And easy as a Star
Look down opon Captivity –
And laugh – No more have I –

By Emily Dickinson

12. There Is A Girl Inside Poem

There is a girl inside.
She is randy as a wolf.
She will not walk away and leave these bones
to an old woman.

She is a green tree in a forest of kindling.
She is a greeen girl in a used poet.

She has waited patient as a nun
for the second coming,
when she can break through gray hairs
into blossom

and her lovers will harvest
honey and thyme
and the woods will be wild
with the damn wonder of it.

By Lucille Clifton

13. Girl In Waiting Poem

the girl waited beneath the golden tree
the golden tree shaped like a vase
a vase of golden leaves
a vase of shimmering golden leaves
a vase of trembling shimmering golden leaves
the girl waited there beneath the golden tree
beneath the end of the season tree
shedding leaves fall after fall year after year
upon the cars in the high school parking lot
shedding leaves now on the girl waiting
on the girl waiting and waiting shivering
shivering and quivering in the chill autumn wind kicking up
kicking up flurries and scurries of all things fallen
fallen and discarded
test papers and pop quiz papers tumbling and wind-chased
and fast food wrappers and soft drink cups rambling and roving
while she waited there among all her fallen memories
waited while memories mixed with all the golden leaves
waited while the chill autumn wind came swirling
came swirling and whirling with the leaves
came swirling and whirling and whispering and weaving
weaving in and out of the long fall of her golden hair
whispering in and out of the shimmer
the sheen and shimmer of the long golden shower of hair
of the teenage girl
of the broken teenage girl
of the tiny fragile broken teenage girl
waiting beneath the golden tree shaped like a vase
waiting for her boyfriend to come back

By Susan Williams

Girls of every age and in every area of life are so full of magic and fun, there’s just something about girls. I guess it’s what they’ve always said… sugar and spice and everything nice!

So as you read these poems for girls and all the ways that you can tell them about their own magic, hopefully you’re finding some of your own, too. Poetry can do that to you.

Value and love the girls in your life of all ages, and be ready to read these poems to them and maybe even grow their love for poetry through this project. Whatever you need these poems for, they’re perfect and they’re going to be so special to the little girl that gets to read or hear these words from you. Even if someone else did write them!

Let the poetry speak to your heart and then share it with the girls.

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