Growing Up Poems

Growing Up Poems

Poems about Teenagers Coming of Age

Growing up is hard to do. The challenges that a child must deal with throughout the life cycle are overwhelming. Children must deal with physical, emotional and psychological changes as they grow. There is no manual for growing up. In western society there are so many options given to children that they often feel confused and lost. We are not doing our children a favor if we do not provide guidance to them. Parents are there to help children navigate this confusing world. Let us not shirk in our duties.

29 Poems about Children Going Through Adolescence

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  1. 1. As I Watch You Grow

    • By Kay Theese
    • Published: July 2006

    Do you know how much you mean to me?
    As you grow into what you will be.
    You came from within, from just beneath my heart.
    It's there you'll always be, though your own life will now start.

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    I have been trying to figure out how to put these feelings into words and I read this and this was it. My daughter is 16 today and needless to say this made her day. Thank you for your...

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  3. 2. Can I Carry You?

    • By Brad Anderson
    • Published: August 2006

    I guess that I can hold you
    one more time before you grow
    and tell you that I love you
    so that you will always know.

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    I think this is one of the coolest ways to express a dad's love. It's not expressed in the same monotonous lament where some will cry for and some will not. This poem will definitely make any...

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  5. 3. 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,

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    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...

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  6. 4. All Because Of You

    • By Dana
    • Published: April 2015

    My life is changing.
    The life that I've had,
    It's changing forever,
    But no need to be sad.

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  7. 5. A New Beginning

    • By Troy Martin, Jr.
    • Published: June 2006

    A little egg under her mother's wings.
    Yet to be born into the world of things.

    A crack and a pop, out she came.

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    Yes it touches to my heart.
    As we are the parents who do this for our children to make them strongest on earth.

  8. 6. My Teenager Daughter

    My bond grows stronger each passing year,
    My love will never disappear.
    From the moment you were born,
    My heart is filled with joy, and you I adore.

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  9. 7. My Little Man

    • By Brittany
    • Published: January 2014

    My little boy is growing
    Getting bigger every day
    I fear it won't be long enough
    Before I have to say

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  10. 8. My Daughter, My Friend

    • By Kristina Cyronek
    • Published: May 2013

    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

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  11. 9. Inside

    • By Nikki L. Rench
    • Published: August 2006

    Bottled up inside
    Are the things I never said,
    The feelings that I hide,
    The lines you never read

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  12. 10. Suddenly With The Blink Of An Eye

    The sun was brilliantly shining.
    It was a picture of a day,
    when I stared outside my window
    and watched my son at play.

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  13. 11. Daisy Bear

    • By Kerry Love
    • Published: October 2008

    You were always there to protect me
    through the dark and cold of night.
    I would hold you close beside me
    and squeeze you in so close, so tight.

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    This poem linked with my current phase. A teddy bear is a non-living thing, but when I start telling him my daily stuff, it seems that he listens and the solution to my worries is the big...

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  14. 12. Though You Are Grown

    • By Cynthia A. Sieving
    • Published: September 2006

    I remember years ago,
    you were so little then.
    I can't help but wish

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    I absolutely love this poem. It is just a spot on and every line touches the heart.

  15. 13. A Young Woman

    • By Leticia
    • Published: February 2009

    There comes a time in a young girl's life,
    When she begins to start growing up.
    It's a time when you need to let her go
    And trust that she'll take the right path.

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  16. 14. Golden Days

    Those were the days...

    When I used to get up late,
    Never cared about the day and date.

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  17. 15. I Remember

    I remember-
    of days so long in the past
    when I wished I would grow up so fast.

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    The childhood of a person might be a mixture of both pleasant and unpleasant memories. Mine is dominated by unpleasant memories, but I love to read and listen to the pleasant experiences of...

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  18. 16. The Mirror

    • By Patti Evans
    • Published: October 2012

    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

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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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  19. 17. Who Are We?

    My mother was adopted.
    All the records tightly sealed.
    Now all she has are questions,
    Like wounds that never healed.

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    For some of us, meeting our parents saved our lives. I'm sorry things got hard. It is definitely hard to look at yourself and wonder where your nose, eyes, etc. came from. It's difficult to...

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  20. 18. The Box

    As I look back to when I was but a boy,
    I'd have to say a cardboard box was my favorite toy.

    There were no action figures in this day,

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  21. 19. A Mother's Question

    • By Christine Werner
    • Published: December 2015

    How do I close the door to this space?
    With my eyes filled with tears, my arms haven't the strength.

    How do I close the door to this space?

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  22. 20. Letter To My Daughter

    When I first held you in my arms,
    You were so perfect and so small.
    You are a full-grown woman now;
    And I am proud, oh how!

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