Growing Up Poems by Teens

Growing Up Poems by Teens

Relatable Teen Poems About Growing Up

Every family has hopes and aspirations for their children. Some may long to send their children to college if the parents have not had that opportunity. Others may aspire for a better life in another country. Sometimes there are conflicts between the dreams of the parents and the dreams of their children. Parents may have labored so that their children could have what they consider a better life only to have their children choose other options. This can be heartbreaking for the parents who may think that they have labored in vain, and stressful for the children who have their own dream to live out.

13 Poems about Maturing and Coming of Age

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  1. 1. My Future

    • By Emily
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015 with permission of the Author.

    They want me to be prepared
    For the future that is near,
    But the truth is I am scared
    Because mine is unclear.

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  3. 2. Seeking Adulthood

    • By Maysie Stott Morrison
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011 with permission of the Author.

    I'm getting older now,
    No longer a child,
    Not yet an adult,
    But a girl trying to carve a path for herself

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    Wow, this poem is amazing! Growing up can be very scary and unpredictable, but it has to be done. I think the unknown of it makes it so beautiful.

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  5. 3. Growing Up Too Fast

    • By Leesha
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2015 with permission of the Author.

    It seems for the future I am prepared,
    but the thought of commitment is getting me scared.
    These feelings I feel, they're different, they're new...
    being loved and adored is the reason my confidence grew.

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  6. 4. Daisy Bear

    • By Kerry Love
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Rating 4.47
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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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  7. 5. Golden Days

    • By Olivia
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2016 with permission of the Author.

    Those were the days...

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

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  8. 6. Nostalgia

    • By Meghan L Wong
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Together we wrote our stories.
    Together we sang our songs.
    But now it's all gone.

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    For some, childhood may be joyful, filled with pleasant memories. For others, it may be unpleasant. Even among those unpleasant memories, one might find at least a few pleasant memories which...

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  9. 7. Little Girls Have To Grow Up

    There once was a little girl.
    She was sweet, and in dresses she liked to twirl.
    Everywhere she went,
    She left her footprint.

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    This poem was able to help me do songwriting for the first time. The words are relatable and really flow nicely. "Little Girls Have to Grow Up" is the best poem I have ever heard. I'm not a...

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  10. 8. Kid

    • By Karren
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2014 with permission of the Author.

    Twelve years ago I knew nothing but fun
    No place to go but fields under the sun
    Twelve years ago I laughed at my mistakes
    Now a single smile, I can't even make!

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    • Rating 4.32
  11. 9. The Fate Of A Single Mother

    A silly girl
    Loved a stupid boy
    He was her everything
    She was just his toy

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    I also was a silly girl in love with a stupid boy that lead me to become a single teenage mother. I prayed everyday for 9 months for god to bless me with a baby boy. My mother walked out of...

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  12. 10. I'm No Longer A Kid

    • By Vidajo Vanorder
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2009 with permission of the Author.

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

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    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....

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  13. 11. See Me Grow Up

    • By Katilyn
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2012 with permission of the Author.

    See me cry
    See the truth behind the lies
    See me smile, see me laugh
    See the flashbacks of my past

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    It touched me by the way the author wrote it. He states in the last line "see me be shocked" and what touched me was in the poem that the girl was angry at the parent because the parent left....

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  14. 12. Little Things

    • By Ella Phillips
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Little eyes, they are always watching
    As I go through fields of sunflowers and clouds of crows
    They see everything I do
    Little eyes

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    • Rating 4.22
  15. 13. What Happened To The Happy Days?

    • By Angie M Flores
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2008 with permission of the Author.

    What happened to the good old days?
    Back when my life was full of joy and happiness?
    Back when my world was a beautiful place to live?
    Back when people loved one another and everyone smiled?

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    • Stories 3
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    • Rating 4.20
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    The Good old days were the Best of all which it is just too bad that they're all gone today.

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