Short Poems by Teens

Short & Simple Poems About Life by Teenagers

The shorter the poem, the more difficult it is to write. Every word must be exactly what you intend to say. There is no time for long winded explanations. Often it may take longer to write a short poem. You are more likely to write it and revise it many times before you feel that each word is perfect and perfectly placed. This may be analogous to a small family or group. There are not many people so each one much show up. Each one must do their part to create a loving family unit or group of friends. Every family member or friend must play their role to perfection.


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  1. Suicidal Temptations

    • By Desaray Machinine
    • Published: February 2008

    Shattered soul, tattered mind.
    The way back is what I hope to find.
    Broken dreams lost without a trace.
    Lately I've been feeling a little out of place.

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    Everyone is beautiful. I'm sorry if something made you feel like you weren't. I can connect with the poem for reasons I don't care to name, but I'm glad you said something. I can't convince...

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  3. Emotional Weather

    A rainbow
    Colours in the sky
    Reflection in the window

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    • Rating 3.89
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    This poem actually is really "deep" it almost outlines the order of life and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoy many of your poems, but this only actually made me stop and gave me a new...

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  4. Perfection

    • By Laura
    • Published: July 2012
    Poem About The Perfection Of A Storm

    Water pouring down around me,
    Music to my ears,
    Washing my worries away.
    Lightning shooting out from the clouds, nature's fireworks they say.

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    • Rating 4.00
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    Hi Laura,
    Thanks for sharing your poem. I really enjoy it. I just wanted you to know that I actually used your poem to write a song. For my music class, we were asked to find a poem we...

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  6. They Leave Me Heartbroken

    • By Betty Bruner
    • Published: November 2012

    They take away my family
    They tear us all apart
    They try to erase the memories
    But can't erase the marks...

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    • Rating 4.40
  7. It's Hard

    • By Kati
    • Published: July 2014
    Short Poem About Life Being Hard

    It's hard to trust someone who always lied.
    It's hard to love someone who made you cry.
    It's hard to care when you want to die.
    It's hard to believe when you have no pride....

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    This is LITERALLY the story of my life. Well put!!

  8. It Was Obvious....<|3

    • By Cassondra Lee Dejesus
    • Published: July 2012

    I walked through the hallway holding my wrists,
    hoping no one will see me like this.
    He looks at me, scared what he'll find.
    He never thought I had these things in mind. ...

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    • Rating 4.34
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    We have so much in common,and just so you know, I know exactly how you feel, and just like you I'm good at acting being fine and perfect. My family does not know how I feel, for I keep on...

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  10. Save Me Don't Break Me

    • By Storme Daugherty
    • Published: March 2013

    Save me,
    Don't break me,
    I love you,
    You hate me,...

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    • Votes 237
    • Rating 4.26
  11. Twenty Two Days

    • By Jessica
    • Published: May 2008

    I don't think you understand exactly how I feel
    I don't see how you could, you'd have to live my life for real
    you weren't there with me so you cant know what it was like
    locked up for twenty two days, with what felt like life...

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    • Rating 4.25
  12. I Am Dying Inside

    My heart is hidden by happiness and pride
    But in reality I am dying inside
    Slowly my corpse keeps getting sicker
    While all my emotions seem to do is flicke...

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    • Rating 4.24
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    Hi, my name is Gabi. I am 13 years old, almost 14. My family isn't super rich nor are they poor, we are living a perfect life. Well that's what everyone else sees. I am obese and I am trying...

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  13. Holding On To Life

    • By Courtney Harmon
    • Published: December 2013

    Life gone
    On my own
    No help ever found
    Shattered thoughts hit the ground...

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    • Rating 4.19

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