To teens

Look at who you look up to

everyday, that image that diminishes with time

beauty reflecting back at you as you age gracefully

Look at who you look up to in the mirror

yourself, your pride and dirty innocence

your impatience to do what people in their late 20’s and 30’s do

Your adrenaline competing with your heart beat

you teach yourself not to rock steady

you don’t want to be a teen no more?

Surprises, fantasies, wants and love

seeking to tear down every stall to keep up with your ignorance

Boys now learn to be soft, to be like girls

they are caged in your confusion trying to please a confused teen

parents don’t teach morality no more, but getting what you want whenever

you seek to be known, to rise above other teens

every discipline is mockery and rule is hatred

Can you tell others what you know that they don’t?

you make friends for competition and popularity

you keep circles and circles of a different you

How much has it cost you already?

Your soul is still young and vibrant, so is your energy

to teens

you are your own generation, quit wanting another

your soul is beautiful, quit filling it with filth

your love is yet to come, quit settling for pain

young is admired by old, quit wanting to have an old heart

to teens

rule the best moments of your life as a teenager

Dyna Ekwueme Copyright, 2015.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. ipeniwrite says:

    Thank you much 🙂


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