Poem about Teen Life

Two Sides Of Who I Am

I wrote this in 2007 when I was a teenager. I am no longer a teenager, but this still remains my favorite poem I've ever written. It was published into my high school yearbook.

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Great poem, Storm. To me as an emergency services working and PTSD sufferer, it alludes to the need to care about and support each other and to be grateful for those special people in our...

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Contradiction

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Published: March 2017

So full of deceit,
My life's a contradiction.
One day it's reality,
The next one it's fiction.

I'm lost without reason
Because I made it so
To increase the complexity
And force myself to grow.

I'm so full of life today,
But tomorrow it dies.
I'm so full of optimism,
But a pessimist cries.

The two extremes of who I am
Are what I hate to be.
I’m so scared to waste it,
Then scared to run free.

Can I live it day by day,
Or do I even dare?
I'm so full of wonder now,
But tomorrow I won't care.

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  • by Paul T. McMahon
  • 3 months ago

Great poem, Storm. To me as an emergency services working and PTSD sufferer, it alludes to the need to care about and support each other and to be grateful for those special people in our lives. Looking after ourselves in the face of stress is a big challenge, and it is good to know we are not as alone or as hopeless as we may feel in the "contradictions" of modern life. Mental health is a big issue in today's world in the family of human-kind, and as we evolve, I'm sure that understanding and better strategies will grow; the awareness has already started. Anyway, your poem is therapeutic as you've deftly put it in your words to us. Good on you, thanks. Best wishes from another poet, Paul.

  • by Shirisha Katta
  • 7 months ago

This poem is just amazing. Loved it. Every teen goes through this contradiction.

  • by SusanD
  • 1 year ago

Amazing poem. Really speaks about life and its duality.

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