Poems Between Parents And Teenagers
Published: January 5, 2023
Much has been written about the period of adolescence. This is a time when a child begins to question the value systems of his family and society and strives to form his own opinions. It is a time of great confusion and upheaval because he has thrown away the old values and has not completely formed the new ones. Parents often become shaken when they see their teenage son or daughter begin to question the values that he or she grew up with. Parents should not worry. In fact they can feel relieved that their child is beginning to become his or her own person.
8 Teenager Poems - Navigating The Challenges Of Adolescence
1. Every Mom's Test
You are special; you mean the world to me.
You are my daughter, a reflection of my entity.
Every year, as I watch you grow by my side,
No matter what you do, you are my source of pride.
The umbilical cord may have been cut, but you should know
You are still bound to my soul, wherever you go.
Sometimes I am firm and you may think I am wrong.
Remember it is easy to give in but tough to be strong.
Sometimes I am strict and you may think it is unfair,
But I correct you only because I love and care.
I harden my heart and nag, scold and fight
To teach you the difference between the wrong and the right.
For soon, the days will pass swiftly all in a whirl,
And into a woman will grow my baby girl.
Tomorrow when you need inner strength above all,
I hope my values will give you the courage to stand tall.
I hope that in my teaching you will find tips few
Soon when you strive to make your dreams come true.
At a later date, when the real world you have to face,
Today's lessons will help you go ahead in the race.
Some day in the future when a mother you will be,
From my point of view, the world you will see.
For your baby then you will do what is best
To blend discipline with kindness is every mom's test.Featured Shared Story
I am glad my mother taught me about this including religion (I am Muslim). She taught me to not do things I don't want to do; saying no is something she says a lot, and I am glad because I...
2. My Daughter, My Friend
I see the pain in your eyes and feeling like you do.
I wish I could take it all away and skip these years for you.
Being a teen is so very hard, it really isn't fair
To go through all of this and still feel like no one is there.
You don't have to tell me how you feel, I see it every day,
Like nothing you ever do is good enough, or you're just in the way.
If you could see through my eyes, how confident and true
You becoming a young woman, but still somewhat a youth.
I can't make this feeling go away, I can't fix all of your tears,
But I can tell you that I know the feelings and the fears.
If you ask me how I know all that you are going through,
I will answer simply, I know this all because... I have been there too.
I LOVE YOU - MomFeatured Shared Story
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3. The Mirror
Look into the mirror and tell me who you see
Is it someone you love and in someone you believe?
The mirror will not lie and it only knows you
Open and honest in search of what is true
Stare into the eyes that can only stare back
Searching for the soul that somehow fell off track
Your friends are not here, no one by your side
Be true to yourself, there is no need to hide
The mirror will allow you to see into your heart
It will let you know this is the place to start
Do not wait too long; do not let too much time go by
Regret does not care for those who did not try
Look into the mirror and tell me who you see
Is it someone you love and in someone you believe?Featured Shared Story
I am fifteen turning sixteen in about two months and this poem was so beautifully written, it just really makes me think about myself and how I should change the way I see myself and others....
4. To My Teenager
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 youFeatured Shared Story
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...
5. My Daughter
What exactly have I done so wrong?
I've listened to her cries and her pleas
I tried to understand all of her needs, hopes and dreams
Yet as time goes on she continues hating me
Not trusting in my love
Not believing in our friendship
How can I remind her so she'll remember?
Why has she left me all alone?
I've always talked and cried with her
I've laughed and joked around
I've shared my secrets with her and all of my feelings
But as she get older she wants to leave,
Run away so to speak
Never turning back, not even a blink
Will I ever see her again?
Where has my daughter gone?
She's hiding behind the teenage smoke screen
Rather be lonely than come back to me
I have to be the parent she doesn't like
Sorry if this she can't see
I can't seem to change her mind
How can I tell her I love her and have her believe?
Is there any chance to help our relationship survive?
I've given her my heart and my soul
But she don't seem to care anymore
The closeness we once had seems to have died
In a couple of weeks' time
It's a possibility she may one day forgive
Allowing our anger, pride and hurt to go away,
Not holding a grudge for things that are not my fault
Will she ever accept my apologies?Featured Shared Story
It just made me open my eyes and realize what my mom is going through. I need to make sure I change.
6. Take A Look
Take a look at me
Tell me what you see
Do you see my forceful smile
The smile that hides so many secrets
Do you see the tears in my eyes
The eyes that once took in too much evil
Do you see my heart
The heart that holds hurt and shame inside
Do you see my skin
The skin that holds scars of pain
Do you hide my secrets
Do you see the evil
Do you feel my hurt, my shame
Do you see my scars
So take a look
Tell me what you seeFeatured Shared Story
This is such a strong poem. It touched my heart. I know what it feels like to be in that situation. This poem helped me realize that I'm not in this alone.