Poem About Teenage Pressure

I was cleaning out some papers from my basement the other day and ran across this poem I wrote while in high school. I found it interesting to reflect on how I felt as a teenager. Anyway, I don't think it's too bad and I thought I'd share it here.


My grasp on life is slipping away

Delusions of reality are fading

Entering a void of nothing, calm and true

The void of resting for me and you


What must one do?

So many crossroads to choose

Pressure, everywhere

Pressure, I cannot bear


Coldness, bitterness, all around

What must one endure?

Shall I leave this sacred ground?

Remain a useless form of matter?


Love, success, fame, and fortune

If I can’t have all, which do I choose?

Not matter what, I still lose

How does one win at the game of life?


All bottled up, the fragments of emotions

Each, waiting in turn to surface

With a burst it is in the air

No controlling, it’s not fair


Who’s to say what’s right?

Who’s to say who you are?

Who’s to say you must fight?

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sheila b. 6 years ago

The teens are such a difficult time - we need to remember that and understand.

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kea 6 years ago Author

Sheila b - thanks for the comment and for dropping by!

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peacenhim 6 years ago

I have a teen, and know quite well the toll peer pressure can have on a soul. The ups and downs, trying to fit in, but also stay true to yourself and your heart, knowing all along what's right. But know that our God is bigger than all of our earthly temporal troubles, and His Heart stretches the Universe. Open your heart and let Him in.....and He'll be there, (always) to guide and direct you during difficult times. This sounds cliche', But know that Jesus Loves You! God Bless!

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sophs 6 years ago

Great poem Kea, I very much felt the same way as a teenager, certainly not the best years of my life! Brilliant work :)

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kea 6 years ago Author

@peacenhim - thx for dropping by and for the comment. For the most part I've been true to myself, despite the circumstances.

@sophs - thx for the suppportive comment!

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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Your pains and angst are beautifully exposed...

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kea 6 years ago Author

@Moulik Mistry - thx for dropping by and reading my poem!

Mandii 5 years ago

Hey, I thought that you're poem was really good, and I was wondering If I can use it in a monologue for my English assignment. If not, I understand.


Mandii =)

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kea 5 years ago Author

@Mandii - sure, you can use it for your English assignment.

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khmazz 3 years ago from South Florida

Great poem! I suffered from teenage depression, it is such a hard and confusing time in people's lives, well done!

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