I am a Teen

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90291
United States
33° 59' 46.3704" N, 118° 28' 7.9608" W

I am a teen
They think it’s so easy
We can do whatever we want
No boundaries
No rules
No cares
Easy does not begin to describe what we deal with
Peer pressure
School
Social lives
Changing my status on Facebook
Life is not a dream
I am a teen

People say being a teenager was the best time of their life
I hear that, and say why
How is it possible when you barely have time to live
Yes you get freedom
And sure, you have time
But living in fear is a teen’s daily life

F- Failure: When we’re expected to do what we can’t handle
E- Expectation: Assuming we will do what we're not capable of
A- Acceptance: A dream that most people only wish for
R- Rejection: A nightmare that some kill themselves from

I am a teen
Why do they treat us like foreigners
“We come in peace”
I am a person
Just like you and you
We have feelings
We can’t read minds
And you can’t read ours
Stop trying to figure us out
I am a human
And I have rights too
We are people

I am a teen
Makeup
Hair
“Oh My God Becky,” did you see her shoes?
Boys
Team Edward or team Jacob
Don’t even get me started on Ryan Gosling
We breathe social networking
Can you tag me in that?
So much change
Is it good?
Or is it bad
I am a teen

I am a teen
Good-bye “daddy’s little girl”
Innocent, Curious, Excited
Here comes a new realm
Mood swings
Rolling of the eyes
And isolation
“Why are you so annoying”
“Just leave me alone”
I am a teen

Tell me what’s the point of us reaching for the stars
When nobody ever sees us really going that far
Tell me what’s the point of us never giving up
When we strive strive strive
Though it’s never good enough

Teenagers are living in hell
Trapped in a jail cell with nowhere to go
There’s torture
There’s pain
We all go insane
From the worries
The discoveries
And the meaning of vitality

There I was cuddled up with my mother
Under the dancing fireworks of the fourth of July sky
Here I am now
Sitting in my bed with a tear in my eye
I am grounded for not completing some stupid chores
Don’t they know my life is a complete bore?
I need help
Get me back on track
Don’t leave me here
Looking like some whack

I am a teen
Lost
Struggles
Hurdles
Change
Fights
Persevere
Gain
Create
Redirect
I am no longer walking in the shoes of another
I am creating my own path
This is our time
Our time to change the bad
And emphasize the good
We will triumph
We are teens

Amber Perry Age 14
Alex Grand Age 14

Comments

Roland

Really fine work....my favorite lines: "Tell me what’s the point of us reaching for the stars
When nobody ever sees us really going that far" So glad to have you as a part of our community. Keep sending your poems and try using audio and video as well. All the best, Roland

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