Growing Up Poem

A Parent's Love And Concern For A Struggling Teen

A poem I wrote when my daughter just turned 19 years old and seemed to be taking a troubled path. I felt as though she didn't know who she was or where she was going.

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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....

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The Mirror

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Published by Family Friend Poems October 2012 with permission of the Author.

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?

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  • Delyla by Delyla, Los Angeles
  • 10 years ago

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. I love this poem so much. Thank you for sharing it.

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