Growing Up Poem by Teens

I have always been treated like a little kid. I was never able to make my own decisions or make any mistakes. I just want to be who I am, and I am not a kid and I am not perfect. I just thought it was time I stood up for myself.

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I'm No Longer A Kid

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Published: August 2009

You make me feel empty
You make me feel sad
You make me feel like I have lost everything I had

Now all I do is lay here and cry
I even sometimes wish I could just lay down and die

I'm sick of this life
I'm sick of these tears
I'm sick of the guilt trip you put on me for years and years

I'm going to live life as I choose
I'm no longer going to cry tears because of you
I'm not going to feel guilty for the things that you did
And I will say this I'm no longer a kid

This is a fight I'm willing to win

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  • Nick Juman by Nick Juman
  • 1 year ago

I can relate. I'm a 14-year-old boy who just wants to hang out with his friends and sometimes by myself. I have good grades, and people say I'm a good, well-rounded boy, but I'm growing up. I'm not their baby boy anymore. I can't do this, I can’t do that all because I'm too young, but as soon as I do something that's too immature for them they tell me that I'm too old for that. They need to make up their minds. Am I too young or too old?

  • Anagha by Anagha
  • 4 years ago

I just turned 14 and my mom wants me to enter every competitive exam there is. If I refuse she literally emotionally blackmails me. If I touch my phone she says I waste time. Mom and Dad both expect top grades. They don't let me go to the ice cream store next to our house alone.
They monitor everything I do. So yeah I can relate.

  • Gabbi by Gabbi
  • 2 years ago

The same thing happens to me. I'm a good kid, listen to my parents and stuff, but they still think I'm a kid! They think it's a "big" responsibility for me to ride my bike down the street! But I'm too afraid to stick up for myself!

  • Penelope by Penelope, WI
  • 4 years ago

I could really relate to this in the way that I have always been under pressure to be the 'perfect child', but sometimes it just doesn't happen. I've always been treated like a kid, and I still can't walk a couple of blocks down the road by myself, and I'm 13.

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