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. 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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    I am going through a lot as I go through these teenage years, having fake friends, and getting hate from lots. This poem describes me.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  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. 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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  8. Who Am I?

    • By Bayley N. Pate
    • Published: January 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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    This poem is so relatable, at least to my life. Those expectations everybody has for us are so much bigger that in trying to achieve them we lose ourselves and then a time comes when we...

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  10. 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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  11. 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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    We all come from different countries all over the world to connect with each other over the same topic. We find that most parents are the same. They hold so many ambitions and tie us as if we...

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  12. 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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  13. 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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    This poem hits really close to home as it is something I relate to on a spiritual level. I would sit for hours trying to put how I felt on paper, but I could never do it. This poem explains...

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