Teen Poetry Collections

Worries for You

by a young man, age 17

My sister,
She just turned thirteen.
Her birthday wasn't great
Because everyone was sad.
A week or two before,
My grandma died. 

My sister,
She really likes me, but
I haven’t been much of a role model,
Which is a problem.
I don’t want her to do drugs,
No smoking, no violence.
I want her to go to college,
Stay focused on important stuff,
Not just the here and now,
But her future. 

Sister:  
If there was a lesson I want you to learn it’s -  
It doesn’t matter what other people think,
It only matters who you know you are.
Because if you don’t know who you are,
You end up losing yourself in others
And becoming something you’re not. 

Trust me on this.