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Best Adolescent Poems

Below are the all-time best Adolescent poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of adolescent poems written by PoetrySoup members


Late mid-life street woman she is...
I grew up with her under 
mango trees now softly drooping
their shoulders much like hers.. but she,
still shaped like a...

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Categories: adolescent, inspirational, life, me,
Form: Free verse

Tears on her pillow - continued from A girl named Sue

Tears for a Mother
Fears for a Father gone
Fate deals an unfair hand
The door to youthful joy closing
on adolescent shoulders imposing
grown up responsibilities instead

Eyes sadly deprived...

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Categories: adolescent, fate, first love, hope,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Daddy
In the rundown little house where her family currently lives,
the fourteen-year old glances obediently at her glaring daddy,
nodding her head in quiet compliance
to his usual...

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Categories: adolescent, family, slavery, , cute,
Form: Narrative

Not going to pretend it
I've been feeling rejected
And disrespected
Nothing I said and did
Was effective
Time I take a sedative
Or maybe 10 of them

Was fine one minute...

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Categories: adolescent, dark, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member DESPICABLE

Pigtails loosen yet messed, 
twisted by pliant fingertips
of evening’s devilry…  
tracing her budding breasts,
embers gleam from a lamplight, dim…
his jerked breathing quickens to rake...

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Categories: adolescent, abuse, evil, girl,
Form: Free verse

Dancing In The Sandpipers Ruins.
The walls have fallen and the grounds overgrown,
If you’d never been here you might never have known,

The stair that lead nowhere from the cracked ocean...

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Categories: adolescent, happiness, inspirational, life, love,
Form: Epyllion
Lying in bed..
In my deathbed
Don't have much time..
I am filled..
with nostalgia..
Memories of which I will always cherish..
Within my deepest thoughts
I imagine I am a child...

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Categories: adolescent, death, deep, fear, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Alone Together
A "collaboration" with Edgar Allan Poe's poem titled, "Alone"

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were - I have not seen
As others saw -...

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Categories: adolescent, childhood, friend, lonely, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Eat Pray Love
On the edge 
of the evacuation zone
Miyuki holds her daughter 
tip-toeing in pink sneakers 
her small hands fragile 
blossoms opening
to the man with the beeping...

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© Soulfire  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: adolescent, devotion, faith, inspirational, life,
Form: Narrative

Throughout childhood and adolescent days,
She was my staunchest supporter,
And through teen years and young adulthood
I was glad to be her daughter.

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Categories: adolescent, appreciation, celebration, how i
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Good Appearance With A Bad Intention
My adored is here, Oh Vincent!
Charming with your perfume's scent
not minding if it costs just 50 cent.
Wishing to lean on you
and form a crescent
on your...

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Categories: adolescent, adventure, fear, funny, lost
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member TENTH CYCLE

Just twenty days. The mystical
Libra will turn rosette boughs into
fading auburn… nights combing
the breeze colder and quite somber ,
as if women on bare hilltops await

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Categories: adolescent, introspection, october, endurance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member First Love, First Kiss, First Lesson Learned
That first kiss--De-lish! Smooth like Hagendaaz!
I was in my fourteenth year, too green to see his flaws.

I, the skinny Yankee teen with glasses on her...

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Categories: adolescent, lost love,
Form: Couplet
To the men in the world
My mind is unsettled and there is one reason why.
It is the thoughts that swirl my psyche keeping up to the death of night.
They're not...

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Categories: adolescent, appreciation, community, humanity, meaningful,
Form: I do not know?
When I was a little kid
I used to wonder what the world would be like,
I never counted the possibility
That I would see a head on...

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Categories: adolescent, 11th grade, childhood,
Form: Rhyme
Hawk's Eyes
in the bright light of day you appeared...
a gilded angel with falcon wings,
you rose up out of the desert sands 
and your gentle beauty struck...

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Categories: adolescent, angst, lost love, loveme,
Form: Free verse
We girls, dressed our vert best!
Curled our hair, a  tad of makeup.
Clothes, must most modest be. 
Skirts,  well below the knee!

Boys had to...

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Categories: adolescent, dance, high school, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Kitchen Dancing
Kitchen Dancing
For Joshua

He swirls into the kitchen with a grin on his face.
His favourite song plays on the radio.
Hips and shoulders move to the rhythm.

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Categories: adolescent, boy, childhood, dance, family,
Form: Free verse
Age Doesn't Matter When You're in Love
Your adolescent love preserved ages
Mine a victim of uncertain choices
Whimsical tryst unlocked empty cages
Ignoring shrill caws of raven voices

Stars twinkling, moonlight casts glow on wrinkles

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Categories: adolescent, age, bereavement, caregiving, cute
Form: Sonnet


There is a man with a gun.
His finger taut,
tensed and still,
the intention obvious,
no reason instilled.

Because guns kill people.
Or do people kill people?
I can never remember.

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Categories: adolescent, fear, language, power, science,
Form: Free verse
Once Again
My heart stopped beating with hers- 
for we were connected by blood and 
If only Karen was here…

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: adolescent, dedication, sister,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Try Not to Read
I try not to read
other people's stuff,
too much.
Cause when I do,
I'm left with
this disquieting feeling
that it's all been said,
and much better.
That's why I hate
that damned...

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Categories: adolescent, allegory, imagination, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Never Satisfied
Younger wanting to be older
Older wanting to be young
Child wishing to be bigger
Bigger wishing to be thinner

Teen wanting a clearer face
Clearer face wanting a better...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: adolescent, desire, future, old, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Holding Me
I'm in heaven and before I descend, Oh! my God
Your holding me
Come through the birth canal even then Oh! my Lord your
Your holding me
When I'm...

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Categories: adolescent, beauty, caregiving, dedication, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Reversals of childish thinking
Instead of listing what’s wrong with the world
Let’s list what we could do to make it strong
Childishly simple is the integrity on which we set...

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Categories: adolescent, introspection, life, people, philosophy,
Form: Free verse