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Teens - The Difficult Years in Haiku

Updated on February 22, 2013

Girls just want to have fun!


Confident in pink or hiding behind black

a contradiction of style and self awareness

laughing, graceful, awkward, childlike,

you are almost a woman but not quite.

Ideas and questions, silence and moods

you never know what the day will bring

Sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down

changes come quickly from smile to a frown.

Your laughter fills our house, joy is your gift

when I listen I learn what you think.

So much to say to experience and learn

Creative and bold, shy and intrepid in turn.

Fourteen to sixteen - the difficult years

breakouts and break-ups, bff friends and then not

Experimenting you are claiming your place in the world

who will you become - beautiful girl?


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    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Scotland

      You are correct Anjili, I remember how my mum would try to help and I was often not appreciative. My girls are fortunately a lot nicer and kinder than I was. Thanks for the vote

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      6 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

      That is the most volatile stage in human life. Teens habitually do what you forbid. Parents sacrifice a lot of time and energy to straighten them. Nice hub. Voted up

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      This eloquently expresses the turbulent teen years - they certainly are roller coaster years.

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Scotland

      Hello Deborah and thanks for the comment. Great to find that you live near to me - the music and cinema talk group sounds just up my alley! I will find you on facebook. Thanks again.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I have two sons I raised then I helped raise My niece that lost her mother.. she was a handful.. but it was fun.. and I do remember my teen years.. great hub

      are you on Facebook?

      If so I am Deborah Brooks Langford

      We have a Let's talk music and cinema if you want to join..

      Voted up and sharing


    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Scotland

      You will and though you may not enjoy every single moment the times you do and spend together will be memories worth more than gold. Thanks for your kind comments and for reading.

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      Catherine Taylor 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Lovely. Your prose and pictures have captured that adolescent space and time beautifully. Those difficult years lay just before me with three pre-teen girls. Let's hope we all survive.

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks. No doubt you have lots of stories :-)

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      Bill De Giulio 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Well done. Having raised 4 kids, 2 boys and 2 girls, you hit the nail on the head.

      Enjoyed it.


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