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.

Poems about Maturing and Coming of Age

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  1. Growing Up Too Fast

    • By Leesha
    • Published: June 2015
    Poem About No Longer Being A Little Girl

    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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  3. Nostalgia

    • By Meghan Wong
    • Published: April 2018
    Learning To Let Go

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

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  4. My Future

    • By Emily
    • Published: July 2015
    Poem About Fears Of Life After Graduation

    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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    • Rating 4.38
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  6. Growing Up

    • By Lisa Fy
    • Published: April 2017
    Feeling Like A Disappointment

    I've grown up, I'm not your perfect little girl anymore.
    Bottled up inside are the things I never said,
    The lines you never read,
    The voices in my head I can't keep quiet.

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    • Rating 4.33
  7. Little Girls Have To Grow Up

    High School Effects On Teenage Girl

    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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    Featured Shared Story

    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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  8. I'm No Longer A Kid

    • By Vidajo Vanorder
    • Published: August 2009

    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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  10. Seeking Adulthood

    • By Maysie Stott Morrison
    • Published: March 2011

    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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    Featured Shared Story

    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.

  11. Daddy

    I Am Growing Up

    I am growing up, Daddy
    Don't you see?
    You gotta let me go
    Let me spread my wings...

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    Featured Shared Story

    This is so cute and I wish I could tell me dad this.............. keep writing poetry sweetie <3 you are on your way.....

  12. What Should I Do???

    • By Meghan Magallanez
    • Published: March 2011

    Which life shall I follow?
    What path should I take?
    Should I go left or right?
    And make the same mistakes....

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  13. Teenage Life

    • By Maddison-Sheree
    • Published: March 2011

    I'm going through a hard time.
    I sit in my room most of time.
    I throw things around.
    Just to calm me down....

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