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Growing Up Poems | Examples of Growing Up Poetry

Growing Up Poems - Examples of all types of growing up poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for growing up.
With all due disrespect
I stand unapologetically me; Unafraid to be different, unafraid to be bold, I stand for the truth for it is gold I raise my voice; let it be heard With all due disrespect! I rise above the fray, unbowed and...Read the rest...
Categories: growing up, growth, introspection,
Form: I do not know?

Who is truly free, what is true freedom?
In the depths of our souls, where shackles crumble to dust, There lies the essence of freedom, in which we all must trust. It's not in chains unbroken, nor in walls torn down, But in the spirit soaring,...Read the rest...
Categories: growing up, good morning, gothic, granddaughter,
Form: Bio
Premium Member growing up
Sometimes I wonder, what is it like to be an adult? To live alone, to work, to reach 18? To get your driver's license, to cook in your own apartment. To earn money or to spend from your...Read the rest...
Categories: courage, growing up, life,
Form: Free verse
The Gift Box
I was handed a beautiful gift box On my twentieth birthday. A bold scripted message was waving me to the right. It was beautiful! The gift box sat proudly, Covered with designer wrapping paper, Topped with strawberry pink and...Read the rest...
Categories: growing up, beauty, blessing, devotion, growing
Form: Free verse
The Conduit to Compliancy
I slip into a figment of imagination, I find desire. A place where I seek validation, I become a Liar. Our new human salvation, I embellish the fire. Social media: the place we all admire....Read the rest...
Categories: growing up, allusion, america, deep, for
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Positive: Darkness
Darkness may naught have any bright ideas, but it is smart enough to relieve our tensions of the day by helping us to sleep, ergo, there's no need to sleep tight, still, do have a...Read the rest...
Categories: appreciation, growing up, satire,
Form: Carpe Diem
Tainted fate was broadcasted this afternoon, and the life of which I had called mine was pasted into the dreary news. Quoted as a mundane, overused headline. But I saw it for what it is...Read the rest...
Categories: growing up, 12th grade, analogy, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
Angles of the Eyes
If I were on my hands and knees I would see kindness I would see love I would see peace When I am on my feet I see animosity I see hatred I see greed ...Read the rest...
Categories: child, feelings, growing up,
Form: Free verse
Another Perspective
I think at first perhaps she pitied me With my fumbling teenaged kissing But to her as a separated mother I provided some love she was missing. She risked her very reputation. I, perhaps, risked the beating of my...Read the rest...
Categories: first love, growing up,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Odd Couple: The Beast Within
Age is a beast, that will only feast, until you're all bones, then it'll leave you alone ......Read the rest...
Categories: growing up, age, allusion, analogy, appreciation,
Form: Verse
Premium Member When An Old Soul Relives Spring
Being old on the outside may look like your winter has come But inside your heart Spring has just begun - Peter Dome 2024. Beneath the weathered leathery furrows Wrinkles baggy folds and lines Says a face lived in And...Read the rest...
Categories: growing up, absence, change, character, childhood,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Feeling Groovy
Bell-bottom blue jeans were the rage when I was that age 'tween twelve and fourteen. With no money to spend on such foolish things, our lives wouldn't end without that latest trend. But we knew how to make do, and Mom...Read the rest...
Categories: growing up,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Five Cents Worth
I used to wonder, what’s worth my nickel? A day adventure on my bicycle. I’d look all around. My choice narrowed down. A large green pickle, or red popsicle ...Read the rest...
Categories: growing up, childhood, food, fun, growing
Form: Limerick
Premium Member spaghetti
I dreamed my way here I’ve had my cringe moments I feel pressure, I lose perspective I’ve wholeheartedly failed I misspeak, underthink, overreact I try to do the right thing the right thing isn’t always clear I’ve tried to hold on I’ve let...Read the rest...
Categories: growing up, career, confusion, emotions, extended
Form: Free verse
I Wish I Could Love You
Forbidden love makes everyone think Romeo and Juliet People think we love eachother and we don't know it yet But sometimes there isn't always an obvious Capulet Sometimes we don't want to have to live in our own...Read the rest...
Categories: growing up, 10th grade, crush, for
Form: Rhyme

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