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  Teenage Angst (Maternal and Paternal Love)
by andrea coltman
Sunday, May 23, 2004
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This poem is dedicated to my 14 year old son, Sam…I’ve been here too, differently, but I’ve been here…it does get better…PROMISE xx

(this is how I felt at 17!!)

 

 

Teenage Angst

(Maternal and Paternal love)


 

Lying awake, I often think

This lousy world really stinks

They’re inflicting anger and pain

And the trouble starts all over again

 

Parents, who needs them? Not I

When they make you break down and cry

They think they know it all

And arguments become a bouncing ball

 

Parents; constitution of right and wrong

But can’t accept when you no longer belong

Brush it of as a passing phase, or being teenage

Then, they leave you locked in a cage

 

The cage is built of anger and pain

A hatred that lingers is a crying shame

They think they really know you

Know what’s best for you

 

Then they send for external help

By which time you whimper and whelp

Before, you got on with one parent

But now your love is completely vacant

 

Completely vacant? Not quite true

Your heart does belong to a few

But those who conceived you, gave you all

Are as insignificant, as you feel small

 

They stab out without really understanding

Who you are and what you’re feeling

All the while you sit and want to die

Any way that’s out of this pretentious lie

 

© Andrea Coltman

 

 






 

 




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Reviewed by Steve Coltman
Wow, powerful words and a powerful feeling
Must have left your heart reeling
Hope that now what you deserve
Is what you get....without reserve

Tuly Inspirational to one such as I ;-)) xox
Reviewed by E. Richardson
I remember those times ...sheeesh...funny how things that seemed so vast then are now so dimished...you did an excellent job here, Andrea.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
You possess a wonderful and tenacious talent for poetic greatness - enjoyed!
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Yes I can relate, this really tugs
at the heart strings. You feel really
hopeless to help or accept help.
Reviewed by Handsum Hart
ouch, life can be really hard at time.

a gripping write

peace
Reviewed by William J. Cryer (Reader)
Excellent observations, Andrea. Perfectly rendered into verse. The struggles of growing up--it's all so traumatic, really. God, how do we do it?
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Yeah, it is a wounderous miracle that any of us lived past seventeen. Problem is, a lot of us try to remain teenagers long after we aren't. Now THAT'S trouble. Loved your angst.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Been there...done that andrea...
mine are grown now so you know I
have survived...barely...LOL..
this was great..brought back memories..
loved your writing..floria
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Growing can be hard. Great write!
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
Andrea! I have an 18 year old. The picture you posted here is 'neat' compared to her room. I often have put myself in her shoes, and remember what it was like. Very confusing years. Not a child, not an adult -- very difficult. Your poem captures it beautifully.

Carmen
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
This is AWESOME!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
you captured the turbulant thoughts of teens...
Excellent Andrea...
he is lucky you relate so well....
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Lucky to have a mum so understanding, very well done..
Reviewed by Magnus Rater (Reader)
Yes!

Life's tapestry indeed - reincarnation, not for me!

Parenthood is another area of life for which most of us are not only unprepared and relatively ill-equipped but also the service of greatest responsibility that eludes!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Wow I am in Awe!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by A PAX
wow!
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