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. 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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  4. The Face Behind

    • By Nipun Arora
    • Published: March 2011
    Poem About Being Fake

    Masks, I have many, masks to hide behind.
    Masks to hide the bitter truths, masks that make you blind.

    Masks that I am afraid to take off, and none of them is "we,"

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    I always wear a mask. No one knows who is behind it. I'm happy, and popular. But inside I'm definitely not. Only one of my friends knows my past, about my parent's breakup and other things....

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  6. 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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    • Rating 4.27
  7. 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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    • Rating 4.22
  8. 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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    This is so cute and I wish I could tell me dad this.............. keep writing poetry sweetie <3 you are on your way.....

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  10. 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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    • Rating 4.19
  11. 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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  12. Kid

    Poem About Not Wanting To Grow Up

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

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    • Rating 4.14
  13. Who I Am

    I am the girl
    Standing in the rain
    Wishing they understood

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    • Rating 4.13
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    For those of you who think you can't be yourself.... YOU CAN!!!!

    Ignore popularity! If your friends really like you then they will accept the real you....
    I just moved and I used...

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