Growing up Poems

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Adipocere
by Jessica Leininger

Something is rotting inside me.
Nauseatingly sweet release.

I cross the street, looking around.
Safety has a price.

Banana condom taste test.
Red light’s gone out.

Nervous tic motion

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I thought twins could never be apart
by Marra Makinen

18 years of
“Look after each other,”
Making sure the other was alright
After a small fight or major disappointment

18 years we’ve been together,
Literally since the womb,
Teaching each other and
Knowing everything about one another’s lives


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The Ville
by Corey Alpough

The Ville, established in 1948.
Despite the violence it was a place that made me great.

Killers, robbers, crackheads too.
Wasn’t really scared cause that’s all we knew.
Mother, Father, Auntie’s and Uncles,
They was raised in the Ville like a lion in the jungle.
Big family so they came with a rumble,
bad influences that can make you stumble,
maybe even crumble.

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The home I grew up in
by Carter Botham

You missed it when you walked in,
The tiles in the bathroom that looked like an ogre,
That had captured my imagination as a child.
You missed that the bottom stair was harder,
The leak in the upstairs bathroom that was neglected and left to the care of a bowl,
Emptied weekly as if this chore was less than fixing it.

You missed the dent in the paint from the arguments,
Doors slammed haphazardly into walls,
The stain on the carpet from way back when,

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Don't look under the bed
by Dorothy Eleanor

Every child reaches the age
When their thoughts need no consent.
When hearts twist and writhe,
Simple encounters evoke torment.

Days pass as moments,
Slipping through the tightest of grips;
Youth kisses sweet time goodbye
With soft, selfish lips.


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Recent Growing up Poems
Adipocere
by Jessica Leininger

Something is rotting inside me.
Nauseatingly sweet release.

I cross the street, looking around.
Safety has a price.

Banana condom taste test.
Red light’s gone out.

Nervous tic motion

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Error 404: The Place You Seek No Longer Exists
by Schafer Bailey

In these empty rooms within these walls,
tells stories and tales of days gone.
Whispers of Indian summers and sepia falls,
nights spent wide awake until dawn.

Floorboards creak and groan with each footstep,
The ghosts and goblins dart around door frames,
collect the guilty souls of promises unkept,
stealing all memories that dare to remain.


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Broken
by Aras Acolipeps

They brought me into
a broken world.
They told me to make
a better place.
But before I became
an adult,
they blamed me
for their broken world.
And they blamed me
for being broken.

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Today, I am
by Aras Acolipeps

Today, I am unable.
I’m incapable and unstable,
and if you thought I was ready,
well, give up already!

Today, I am small.
So I’m putting up a tall wall,
you’ll never get to me,
I won’t let you see.


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Goodbyes
by Aras Acolipeps

I’m saying farewell for the third time.
I can hear wind blowing, the bells, they chime.
The first was so sad, it left me in tears,
but the second was joyful, I escaped all my fears!

This time I’m grieving,
crying and leaving.
My childhood dream,
Once felt supreme.


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    Aras Acolipeps (3 poems about Growing up)
    May 9, 2007 - Sanibel Island
  • Carter Botham
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  • Marra Makinen
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    May 1, 2000 - San Diego
  • Lee Grabbe
    Lee Grabbe (2 poems about Growing up)
    January 31st, 2001- California
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    March 19th, 1996 - St Cloud
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    Shilla Marshmellow (1 poem about Growing up)
    August 8, 2003, Tokyo
  • Mykah Cea
    Mykah Cea (1 poems about Growing up)
  • Faith Brigham
    Faith Brigham (1 poems about Growing up)
    May 14, 1953 - Pennsylvania
  • Jules Morton
    Jules Morton (1 poems about Growing up)
    September 6 1999 Pennsylvania
  • Tuesday .
    Tuesday . (1 poems about Growing up)
    February 11, 2006- Massachussetts