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. 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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  3. Is It Because I'm Still A Teenager?

    • By Sunali
    • Published: March 2011

    Why does everything feel so wrong when I know there's nothing wrong?
    Why do I feel so confused when I know that life's all about confusion?
    Why do I always want to be happy like the other kids even though I know that they are not really happy and that everyone has problems of their own?
    Why do this one thing to ruin my life and take away all my happy moments?

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    I loved the poem! I feel like it gives a great insight into a teenager's mind. As teenagers, I feel like several topics and emotions start appearing that weren't there before, and it might...

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  4. Who I Am

    I am the girl
    Standing in the rain
    Wishing they understood
    ...

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    Myself:
    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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  6. Thirteen

    • By Michelle
    • Published: February 2010

    I learned to walk
    I learned to talk
    just yesterday it seems
    those thirteen years since I've been born...

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    Wow I just turned 13 and I totally agree with this poem it is amazing.

  7. Nostalgia

    Learning To Let 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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  8. Do You Ever Stop And Think?

    • By Jordan Brown
    • Published: December 2009
    Poem 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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  10. See Me Grow Up

    Coming Of Age Poem

    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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  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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    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. 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.....

  13. 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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    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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