Poems about Teen Life

Poems about Life

The adolescent years are turbulent and unsettled. Poems by teens can be so dark that it may be painful for others to read. Mood swings are common, relationships with parents, siblings and friends are full of ups and downs. One day they are your BFF and the next they've turned on you. Constant arguing with parents over boundaries and priorities can make parents look back fondly at even the terrible twos. Love and relationships enter teen's lives for the very first time, choices regarding sexuality, promiscuity, and responsibility are all new. Is it any wonder that teen poetry is so intense?

Life as a Teen


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  • By Amanda Welch
  • Published: March 2013

Come and take a look behind the curtain..
Peer under the surface to see things that are dark for certain
Beneath the coat of smiles and jokes
Is a dark abyss with the humanity being choked...

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  • By Glendian Robinson
  • Published: October 2013

Lost in the confusion of my mind
Looking for a way out
Held captive by my own fears and insecurities
Caught up in my emotions of love & lust, joy & pain...

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  • By Elizabeth Tucker
  • Published: March 18, 2014
The Rose

Why do you say that you love me?
I'm not very loveable.
I'm like a rose.
I may be pretty, smell nice, and seem innocent, but I've got many hurtful thorns....

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Poem About Writing Poetry
  • By Kym Nunn
  • Published: March 18, 2014
Blank Paper

A piece of colored paper, with no dialogue or animation, can strike a drawer's or writer's utter fascination.

When an extra hand comes in contact, with a rectangle that is clear, as taping a pencil stresses, to think of an idea.

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Doing The Right Thing
Missing Piece

You do what you're suppose to do,
with no frown or fuss.
Not because you want to,
but because you must....

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I am 15 and this is what I do every day. I go about my day with the same routine and nothing ever changes. I do what in my mind is best but my life feels empty.

  • By Haley
  • Published: December 2011
You Say You Know Me

I love the pain it brings me,
I don't know why
The pain is my pleasure,
as I sit there and cry....

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Poem About Enjoying Life
To Be Free

Poetry Quote

At last I'm free from the cage.
No longer am I filled with rage.

I am free from all stress,

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  • By Lamzii
  • Published: October 2011
War Child

I wake up in the morning to the cries of hurt and anger
I wish I'd wake up to cries of joy and laughter
I wake up every morning hoping it will all be gone
But the fighting the war has only just begun...

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  • By Elise
  • Published: March 2012
The Life Of A Teenage Girl

Look how she's changed,
Look how she's grown,
The personality changes
I should have known...

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I did the same thing so my mum ask my pastor to talk to me. When he talked to me I didn't know what to think but I listened to him.

Poem About Life And The Struggles I Faced
  • By Makayla Carter
  • Published: December 2013
The Road Of Life

You are a strong individual, bright and talented.
You just fell off and you need help getting up.
But you are ashamed, ashamed to let people know you are scared.
You crawl through the hate and pain so that no one will see you trying to pick yourself up....

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