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?

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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 Life And The Struggles I Faced
  • By Makayla Carter
  • Published: December 22, 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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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 Amanda Welch
  • Published: March 4, 2013
Stagnation

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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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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  • 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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  • By Glendian Robinson
  • Published: October 15, 2013
Trapped

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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Your poem is beautiful. In truth it's really sad, because even though we have different lives, this poem is exactly where I'm at. It's like growing up and seeing things you couldn't see as a...

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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 as a Teen
  • By Sarah Gray
  • Published: June 17, 2014
The Teenage Years

We learn from our mistakes,
From the wrong turns we take
From the fake friends we make
And from the times we almost break....

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When I was a teen I thought every one is my friend. I was too innocent to realize that those I call friends are the ones pulling me down. They used to tell the secrets I told them, to the...

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Advice from A Guy Poem
  • By Maxwell Horwitz
  • Published: May 15, 2014
How Hard Life Can Be Rap

Well I'm here to tell you about how hard life can be,
It's a really challenging game as you can see,
There are bullies and obstacles along the way,
You even have to go to school every day,...

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