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.

Poetry about Children Going Through Adolescence


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  1. Can I Carry You?

    • By Brad Anderson
    • Published: February 2006
    Dad's Wish To Savor Childhood

    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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  3. Though You Are Grown

    • By Cynthia A. Sieving
    • Published: February 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.

  4. Open Arms

    • By Wendy L. Nichols
    • Published: February 2006
    Mother To Son Poem, The Day You Were Born


    The day you were born,
    you touched my soul.
    You were the missing link,
    that made my life whole....

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    This is a beautiful poem. I'm the mom of 3. I have two grown daughters. They light up my world like they did when they were young. I'm blessed to have a grand-boy that I'm extremely close to....

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  6. Red Hair And Freckles

    • By Tammy M. Duncan
    • Published: February 2006

    With red hair, freckles & a peanut butter face,
    He looks at his mama with wonder & wait.
    Those brown eyes a shining & looking so bright.
    Just waiting for her to say ok go outside....

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    As a mother of three grown children, I identified with the writer.
    It is such a bittersweet joy to watch your children run, play and imagine as they play.
    Unaware that there are people...

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  7. Suddenly With The Blink Of An Eye

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

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  8. A Day In June

    • By Rob Hermsmeier
    • Published: July 2015
    Remembering Summer Days With Son

    Alone in my new garden where the swing set used to be,
    I sat and tilled the fertile ground, preparing it for seed.
    The patchy grass that used to grow between young feet at play,
    Alas, to my new pastime in the dirt, had given way.

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    This is sooo heartfelt. It takes me back to my days of raising my children. It's a good thing we have the memories, as that's the only way we can capture all the good days we had with our...

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  10. A New Beginning

    • By Troy Martin, Jr.
    • Published: February 2006
    Metaphor For A Child Growing Up

    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.

  11. Why Do You Have To Grow Up?

    • By Mark Willenbring
    • Published: September 2011

    What has happened to the days?
    What has happened to the years?
    Please let me for one last time,
    wipe away your tears....

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  12. Golden Days

    Precious Childhood Days

    Those were the days...

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

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  13. Inside

    • By Nikki L. Rench
    • Published: February 2006


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

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