Teenager Poem

Poem About A Parent Teenager Relationship

A mother writes a letter to her teenager. She writes some of the things that are easier to communicate by the written word.

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God gave us our children, not to control them but to bring them up in the way they would go - not necessarily our way. It is a very sad thing when that happens to you. It has happened to...

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To My Teenager

© Tricia Shanahan

Published on February 2006

It's hard sometimes, when people are changing their lives
To understand each other or even talk

You are struggling right now for independence
and to live your own way...
And sometimes we struggle for the strength to let you do it

I wish now and then for the days when a kiss and hug
could make your world bright again
but your world is more difficult now
and you want to make your own way in it
which is as it should be

I want you to know that when you get hurt
I will hurt with you
and that deep down, I will always have cofidence
in your ability to find your place in your world

When you need a caring heart
or someone to listen to your deepest dreams or concerns
I will be there for you because I love and care for you

Above all else, know that I love and care for you

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Has this poem touched you? Share your story!
  • by Toni K.
  • 3 years ago

I have three sons, numerous grandchildren who forgot who I am. Son's who forgot where they came from. It seems after their lives and families came about, instead of making their family larger, they "closed the door",
Grandchildren who I would spend quality time with one on one through their younger years, now it's "who am I", As children grow older their lives transform, but total abandonment, I don't understand,
Attempting to locate a poem related to this dilemma
Thank You

  • by Margaret Insley
  • 3 months ago

God gave us our children, not to control them but to bring them up in the way they would go - not necessarily our way. It is a very sad thing when that happens to you. It has happened to me.
I went through the emotions of grieving but one day it came to me that they have done what they wanted to do.
They are an entirely different generation today.
While you are at home grieving, they are not bothered and are carrying on with their lives, I believe you should do too.
When your grandchildren grow up they'll come because curiosity will get the better of them. Then you may enjoy them and their children. Your boys will be old one day DV and all this won't be put right and they might feel something of your experience. Enjoy your life.

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