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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Life as a Teen

Life Poetry 1-10 of 23

  • by Souvik Deb
  • Published: 2/18/2014
A Wish Invisible

Fear fills me through and through,
As I lay in bed confused.
The numbness I had is leaving me,
The walls I built around me are breaking,…

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  • Rating: 4.65
  • by Elizabeth Tucker
  • Published: 3/18/2014
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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  • Rating: 4.52

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Poem About Life And The Struggles I Faced
  • by Makayla Carter
  • Published: 12/22/2013
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.…

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  • Rating: 4.51
  • by Amanda Welch
  • Published: Mar 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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  • Rating: 4.49
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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  • Rating: 4.45
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Poem About Writing Poetry
  • by Kym Nunn
  • Published: 3/18/2014
Blank Paper

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

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  • Rating: 4.45
  • by Glendian Robinson
  • Published: Oct 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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  • Rating: 4.43
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  • by Haley
  • Published: Dec 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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  • Rating: 4.42
  • by Elise
  • Published: Mar 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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  • Rating: 4.41
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Poem About Life as a Teen
  • by Sarah Gray
  • Published: 6/17/2014
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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  • Rating: 4.33
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