Poem about Life Struggles

The World Has Taken A Turn For The Worse Poem

Humans have wronged, and I have noticed. You must imagine how strange it feels to a 14-year-old girl having to hear of all this hatred in school and on television. Unlike many teens, I'm using my talents to explain how I view the world. This took me a while to write and I had many mistakes to fix before I was comfortable enough to put it online. I hope that everyone who reads it can see a glimpse of the world from my perspective. Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy.

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Another update for anyone who is curious. I am going on 21 years of age and as more time passes, I see more and more how my poem fits the world, especially now. In the time since I have made...

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Lost Innocence


Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015 with permission of the Author.

Wind whistling,
Snow glistening,
We try not to,
But we're all listening.

Loud screams,
Bad dreams,
It's very far,
But close it seems.

Sad day,
Lost our way,
All we can do
Is simply pray.

Innocence gone,
Life no longer long.
We may not know,
But we're all doing wrong.

Joy lost,
The Holocaust.
We look to see
Hearts covered in frost.

Wars fought,
Sins taught,
Making mistakes,
Hoping not to be caught.

Not taking blame,
Pushing for fame.
As advanced as we are,
We're still all untamed.

Too much pride,
Needing a guide.
We will deny it,
But behind lies we hide.

Hurting others,
Betraying brothers.
Many forgetting
To appreciate mothers.

Lies are fed,
Filling heart and head.
Through all of these years,
Innocent blood has been shed.

Children abandoned,
Lonely and stranded.
We're all wasting the life
That we have been handed.

Taking from the poor,
We're loving no more.
Fight to be free,
End up starting a war.

People starting fights,
No longer enjoying the sights,
While mere mortals are taking
Our God given rights.

Soldiers killed,
Void can't be filled,
Pay close attention,
For pure souls have been tilled.

Need to find peace,
Work together like geese,
But greatest of all,
The hate needs to cease.


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  • Michaela Remmel by Michaela Remmel Poet
  • 3 years ago

Another update for anyone who is curious. I am going on 21 years of age and as more time passes, I see more and more how my poem fits the world, especially now. In the time since I have made my poem public I have been contacted by many who were touched by it, seen it used as a symbol of hope for those across the world who are fighting more difficult battles than I'll ever be able to comprehend, and learned just how similar we all are, no matter our background. Thank you all for taking the time to read these words and share them with friends and family. I wish there was more I could do than place words on paper. Thank you all.

  • Diah Nafasyah by Diah Nafasyah
  • 4 years ago

I'm a girl who wants a better life with a better dream and understanding.

  • King Alexander by King Alexander
  • 5 years ago

Amazing! It's exactly preaching humans to repentance. We are all running blind and the horror is "we don't need something else to destroy us. We are destroying ourselves."

  • Abdelmaoula by Abdelmaoula
  • 6 years ago

It's a very great poem. Even though the poet is so young, the work is so perfect. It has really opened my eyes toward reading poems.

  • Ashley D.M. by Ashley D.M., Texas
  • 6 years ago

I really admire this poem. It is how I used to write as a teenager, and now as a adult in my 30's, I understand by your poem why poets are born.

  • Amaab9 by Amaab9
  • 6 years ago

GREAT poem! It shows the hidden human nature that we all desperately need to know. When u hide it, it grows. This poem shares feeling beyond extraordinary. Sad, yet true.

  • Adrian Postel by Adrian Postel
  • 6 years ago

It is amazing to hear such a beautiful poem with so much insight and knowledge concerning the way we stand in our world today from such a young person. Please keep your eyes open and keep writing with the inner beauty and awareness that you so dearly possess. I, too, have suffered for a considerable amount of time in my life, and from that precise time lapse I have learned a lot about life with its negative and positive moments to know that if you take some time to look around you will always find light even in the darkest of places. Please keep up the good work and enjoy life to its fullest...

  • Shashi Setia by Shashi Setia, New Delhi
  • 6 years ago

Your poem is absolutely a perfect expression of inner struggle. I can understand, as I was of your age, I was also hurt deeply. What was happening was so painful, and it was repeatedly broadcasted, without even thinking how it scared to me. It is happening the same way carelessly even today. Your vision is very vast and well versed and expressed through good chosen words.

  • Meghana Vincent by Meghana Vincent, India
  • 6 years ago

Really nice. You have written the poem beautifully. I can say this because I am also a girl of your age and I also write poems.

  • 6 years ago

Excellent poem. Written from the heart and oh so very true.

  • IkoAkata by IkoAkata, Lagos Nigeria
  • 6 years ago

This is one of the very best poems I have read recently. The rhyme scheme is fitting. Good Job!

  • Jacque Shubert by Jacque Shubert
  • 6 years ago

I found it sad. I look way back when I was 14, and the world was different then. It has changed so much. I am glad I am 86 today and not 14.

  • 4 years ago

At the age 45, I have learned what it means to have been through very dark places in life. I can see the light today. Therefore, I'm still learning life lessons at 45. Sometimes family members can turn our life upside down, teach us ways we never hoped to see or experience. I'm full of both hope and hurt.

  • Violet Duwa by Violet Duwa
  • 6 years ago

So great to grow old and compare different seasons. I feel like there is so much i can learn from you...

  • Amaab9 by Amaab9
  • 6 years ago

I agree. It is very sad, and oh how the world has changed. No honor these days. Instead of fighting with skill and honor (a sword), you shoot people behind their backs. This poem is a piece of this world.

  • Endurance S by Endurance S
  • 6 years ago

Hey. You're 14 and you wrote this? I am not the poetry type, but this is the best I have seen. It's not flawless, but it's excellent.

  • Angelina Zagonenko by Angelina Zagonenko
  • 8 years ago

l like your poem, you probably wrote it a while back. Some words rhymed but didn't make sense. But don't really listen to me, l don't write poems, at least good ones. Great poem anyway.

  • Michaela Remmel by Michaela Remmel Poet
  • 8 years ago

Update: I'm now sixteen years of age and I had entirely forgotten about this poem until I found my old poem book recently. I finally found the poem on this website after typing my name into Google and was very surprised to see that it had been published! It bothers me quite a lot that I forgot the "s" on "brothers", but that's a minor mistake I suppose. Thank you for such positive feedback and I'm sorry to say that I haven't written a poem in several months. I remember the first time I got into poetry was in seventh grade when we had to write a poem for class. I miss writing and getting all of my emotions out, but I've not had much inspiration lately. I hope to get back into it soon! This brought back some amazing memories for sure.

  • SuperFfej by SuperFfej
  • 8 years ago

I just wanted to post on here and say that this is genuinely good, never lose the sense of wonder and gratitude for life that everybody else seems to think is so unimportant... so useless. I don't believe people will ever recognize that light, uplifting light, is what we should be dwelling on. Darkness warps the minds of the masses and its a cycle that destroys good before it has a chance to spread. Thank you for writing, never let your voice be stifled.

  • Nancy Elliott by Nancy Elliott, Doniphan Mo
  • 8 years ago

To love so much...To lose that love, the minute God took you. My son so precious. So loved. The best part of my soul is in heaven with you. Waiting on me to join you. Until that day I'll hold faith. That there is heaven. And you're there. Watch out over me.

  • Samantha De Vries by Samantha De Vries, Germany
  • 9 years ago

Finally someone who understands me. Nice poem. You're the first one that cares about the world, well at least I never saw anyone do something like you do.

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