Teens - The Difficult Years in Haiku
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?