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.

29 Poems about Maturing and Coming of Age

  1. 1. My Future

    • By Emily
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015

    This is a poem I wrote to describe how I feel. I'm a senior in high school and I'm terrified of the future. Hopefully someone can relate to this.

    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

    This was written after a reflective time in my life. I was beginning to understand that adulthood was only around the corner, but I felt that nobody else my age understood.

    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. Kid

    • By Karren
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2014

    I wrote this a while ago while. I suddenly wished I was back home with my mom and dad. I wish I could be 3 years old forever.

    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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  6. 4. Daisy Bear

    • By Kerry Love
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008

    I live in Britain and love to write from the heart.

    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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  7. 5. Golden Days

    • By Olivia
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2016

    I was just missing my childhood days, so this was the outcome!

    Those were the days...

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

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  8. 6. The Fate Of A Single Mother

    This poem is for everyone who knows that everything happens for a reason. And for everyone who has a child and knows that the love for your child compares to nothing (even if the child wasn't planned or it wasn't under the best of circumstances).

    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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  9. 7. Growing Up Too Fast

    • By Leesha
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2015

    I'm nearly 16 years old, and I'm losing the love and trust with my family. Going through a lot of things...having an 18-year-old boyfriend, who I've been with for 8 months. I smoke and drink. But overall I'm really smart and am aiming to finish year 12. I just wish my life slowed down a bit. I grew up too fast and my parents want their little girl back.

    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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  10. 8. Nostalgia

    I am a person who gets very attached to things. Be it books, belongings, places, people, words, or a song. It does not matter if it was a period of joy or sadness; if it was a moment that held meaning in my life at that time, I have trouble letting go.

    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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  11. 9. Little Girls Have To Grow Up

    The story behind this poem is that high school can do terrible things to a teenage girl. When the girl was younger, she was happy and free thinking, and as she got older, she started experiencing the hateful truth about friends and boys. My inspiration for this poem comes from my own experiences of being a teenager, and I think that girls could relate to the way the poem is written.

    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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  12. 10. See Me Grow Up

    • By Katilyn
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2012

    Hi, I'm Katilyn. I am 13 years old. This is my first poem I have ever written. Hope you enjoy it.

    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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  13. 11. I'm No Longer A Kid

    • By Vidajo Vanorder
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2009

    I have always been treated like a little kid. I was never able to make my own decisions or make any mistakes. I just want to be who I am, and I am not a kid and I am not perfect. I just thought it was time I stood up for myself.

    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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  14. 12. Little Things

    As the oldest sibling, my parents have always told me that I should lead as an example because my little sister and brother are watching, listening, and acting like I do. Because of this, I try my hardest to set a good example for them. They help me strive to be a better person. Love you, Reese & Landon <3

    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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  15. 13. What Happened To The Happy Days?

    I miss my life when life was perfect. I only wish we could go back...to the good old days.

    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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    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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  16. 14. These Will All Be Mine

    A message to all teen moms, you can make it on your own. I became pregnant and wrote this when I was a junior in high school.

    The time I spent waiting
    The worry of what might be
    The wonder if I'll make it
    These are all mine

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    This was a very beautiful and emotion-provoking poem. I really enjoyed reading it, and I felt like it gave me a perceptive insight into how you were feeling.

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  17. 15. She's Too Young

    • By Lynn M. Anthony
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A teenage girl writes about the trauma of being pregnant while still in school. The entire pregnancy she is haunted by the thought that she is too young to be having a baby. At the moment of birth, as she holds the baby in her arms, all negative thoughts are forgotten.

    Not yet do the parents know
    they will soon be the youngest grandparents on the block.

    Walking through the store,

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    I am currently pregnant with twins at age 12 . I actually got raped 2 days before my birthday and my parents, my poor parents, they always get dirty looks from everyone. And it hurts at...

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  18. 16. Daddy

    I am a new to poetry.

    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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  19. 17. The Truth

    I wrote this the other day when I got angry at some adults. They think they know what we live through each day and that our lives are like one big fairy tale. So for other kids out there that feel this way...you're not alone, and yes, the adults are wrong. And for the adults reading this, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

    Most adults sit and wonder
    Why we sit and pout,
    But so far not a single one
    Has it figured out.

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  20. 18. I'm Growing Up

    • By Cortny O. Rodriguez
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A child asks for a little more freedom and assures her parents that she still loves them.

    Why do we fight?
    I'd really like to know.
    I don't think I can stand to put on this show.

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  21. 19. Growing Up

    • By Lisa Fy
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2017

    My dad was always pushing me to do my best. He always put a lot of pressure on me. When I started failing school he became very violent when we spoke. My mom was already having trouble with my dad. I had no one to turn to, so I began writing to feel better.

    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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  22. 20. Do You Ever Stop And Think?

    • By Jordan Brown
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2009

    Do you ever stop and think about growing up?

    Do you ever stop and think?
    Just reflect on everything that's happened to you
    in the last few days,
    months,

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    I love this poem. It's totally relatable. It really outlines the questions that have been stirring my mind lately. It turns out that you get to decide what growing up means to you. You don't...

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