Poems about Teen Life

Poems about Life

The adolescent years are turbulent and unsettled. Poems by teens can be so dark that it may be painful for others to read. Mood swings are common, relationships with parents, siblings and friends are full of ups and downs. One day they are your BFF and the next they've turned on you. Constant arguing with parents over boundaries and priorities can make parents look back fondly at even the terrible twos. Love and relationships enter teen's lives for the very first time, choices regarding sexuality, promiscuity, and responsibility are all new. Is it any wonder that teen poetry is so intense?

Life as a Teen

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  1. Fairytale Girl

    • By Annabel Lee Winters
    • Published: November 2016
    Being Secure With Who You Are

    I'm not that girl who's loved by all.
    Don't wear dresses or go to balls.
    I'm not the kind who likes to sing.
    Don't dream of wearing a diamond ring.

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    Wow!!!! What a poem!

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  3. Stagnation

    • By Amanda Welch
    • Published: March 2013

    Come and take a look behind the curtain..
    Peer under the surface to see things that are dark for certain
    Beneath the coat of smiles and jokes
    Is a dark abyss with the humanity being choked...

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  4. The Life Of A Teenage Girl

    • By Elise
    • Published: March 2012

    Look how she's changed,
    Look how she's grown,
    The personality changes
    I should have known...

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    I did the same thing so my mum ask my pastor to talk to me. When he talked to me I didn't know what to think but I listened to him.

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  6. Contradiction

    Two Sides Of Who I Am

    So full of deceit,
    My life's a contradiction.
    One day it's reality,
    The next one it's fiction.

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    Amazing poem. Really speaks about life and its duality.

  7. Missing Piece

    Doing The Right Thing

    You do what you're suppose to do,
    with no frown or fuss.
    Not because you want to,
    but because you must....

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    I have dreams,
    Dreams that only I can see,
    Dreams that no one understands.
    I want to be a singer.

  8. You Say You Know Me

    • By Haley
    • Published: December 2011

    I love the pain it brings me,
    I don't know why
    The pain is my pleasure,
    as I sit there and cry....

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  10. Blank Paper

    • By Kym Nunn
    • Published: March 2014
    Poem About Writing Poetry

    A piece of colored paper,
    with no dialogue or animation,
    can strike a drawer's
    or writer's utter fascination.

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    Life is full of regrets. Well lets say I was born to face all these horrible things and make all these mistakes but even today the question is why don't we get caution signs so we can know...

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  11. The Teenage Years

    Poem About Life as a Teen

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    We learn from our mistakes,
    From the wrong turns we take
    From the fake friends we make
    And from the times we almost break.

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    When I was a teen I thought every one is my friend. I was too innocent to realize that those I call friends are the ones pulling me down. They used to tell the secrets I told them, to the...

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  12. Trapped

    • By Glendian Robinson
    • Published: October 2013

    Lost in the confusion of my mind
    Looking for a way out
    Held captive by my own fears and insecurities
    Caught up in my emotions of love & lust, joy & pain...

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    Your poem is beautiful. In truth it's really sad, because even though we have different lives, this poem is exactly where I'm at. It's like growing up and seeing things you couldn't see as a...

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  13. War Child

    • By Lameesa Nelson
    • Published: October 2011

    I wake up in the morning to the cries of hurt and anger
    I wish I'd wake up to cries of joy and laughter
    I wake up every morning hoping it will all be gone
    But the fighting the war has only just begun...

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