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. Who Am I?

    • By Bayley N. Pate
    • Published: January 18, 2019
    Poem About An Identity Crisis

    I try to be the good girl,
    The girl who has it all together,
    But I'm not.

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  3. 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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    Great poem, Storm. To me as an emergency services working and PTSD sufferer, it alludes to the need to care about and support each other and to be grateful for those special people in our...

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  4. Came From A Seed

    • By Sheehan Desjardins
    • Published: January 2017
    Each Person Is Important

    I stand here in the field alone;
    I'm a dandelion with no home.
    The people never water me.
    They say, "That's no flower, just a weed."

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  6. 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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    I am like this. I do not want a prince charming in life. I am strong enough to take care of myself, and I will be independent as well. Super proud to be a girl!

  7. Life Is Worth A Try

    Poem About The Necessity Of Trails

    Along this huge labyrinth
    That we call life,
    You will face great trials,
    Adversity, and strife.

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  8. Teenagers

    • By Jamia
    • Published: August 2016
    Too Many Pressures For Teens

    Too many thoughts
    Too much pressure
    Too many opinions
    Too many lectures

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  10. From A Teenager's Side

    Negative Comments Given To Teens

    I hear my mom scream,
    "Bags, books, your comb, and cream
    Scattered on the bed with those jeans.
    This is how you keep your room clean?"

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    I also don't understand why people don't get it that we are just teens. We do things that teens do. Why don't they understand the teenage stage? I mean, they also went through it, but still,...

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  11. Journey Of A Wildflower

    • By Hallie A.
    • Published: February 2016
    Poem About The Journey Of Growing Up

    Little wildflowers sprout from vines.
    They're plain and weak but so divine.
    Elder wildflowers burst from the ground.
    They're intricate and strong but very proud.

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    • Rating 3.91
  12. This Generation

    • By Chantavia T. Mathis
    • Published: November 2015
    Stream Of Consciousness

    This generation would rather be encircled by people who encourage them to fight their brethren,
    than encourage them to unite as one body.

    This generation spends more time on social media acquiring "followers,"

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    This poem is very powerful on a lot of levels, I agree with you 100% about this generation. Good job keep it up :)

  13. Lies Can Change Us

    • By Kathryn Martin
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem About Hiding Who We Are With Lies

    Lies brush my lips,
    they tell stories,
    defend who I really am.
    Lies will never let me down.

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    I can relate to that.
    I do that to stay alive.
    Everyone knows me as a story but the real person of me is deep inside of me.
    Sometimes I wish they weren't lies but real.

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