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Nothing goes the way it is supposed to, not in the life of a teen At this age, things happen that just make one want to scream Relationships begin and so do the intricate feelings of love Religion and atheism come into play making us wonder what’s above Though some of us lucky folks know who we are both inside and out Others roam aimlessly and wander all about They’re lost and alone and afraid in the dark Yet the ones with the light are not bold enough to embark On the greatest journey they ever will take Just to help those lost souls not drown in the lake Yet teens make things more complicated than they must needs be For the mind of a teen lacks sufficient maturity The smallest of problems can emerge into a war A war every time there appears a closed door This is because their mind can't process why they shouldn't be allowed To make their own decisions without a parental frown Only when they’re older do they truly know That their parents just had love to show Then sometimes, sadly, the grown-up teen Both the wallflower and the drama queen Will leave their parents and leave the love The love sent humbly from home and above It’s saddening to see the broken bonds That once existed between those that were so fond Nothing goes the way its supposed to, not in the life of a teen Their lives seem so complicated, but later it all will be a dream My friends, our troubles are hardly at hand The waves will wash them away like speckles of sand Lift your heads up high and enjoy your young life Though now it may feel so full of strife You were born now for a reason, just let it be so. Hold on to your moments, and don’t let them go

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  1. Date: 12/15/2011 11:31:00 AM
    Beautifully written and well expressed.

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 11:25:00 AM
    Very nicely expressed my friend. Well thought out. It takes great introspection to be able to put this into words. The thing is some people are in too much of a hurry to grow up so they rush into things they aren't yet ready to handle. Take a lesson from the baby bird. You have to learn to try your wings a little at a time before you can fly. Great job. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 12/3/2011 9:03:00 PM
    Jay you expressed it well how difficult it is for teenagers, if only had insight to know that things do change and move forward, thank you for sharing this precious gem, do not lose your charismatic smile, love,vie

  1. Date: 12/2/2011 10:55:00 PM
    J,,, a very touching thought... expressed well... thank you for sharing,..p.d.

  1. Date: 12/2/2011 9:59:00 PM
    Ah... Yes the lives of a teen.Such a true story you wrote there.Very nice! :o)