Some people think of Teen Love and smile. It's not real love, they say. Puppy Love, they call it. Those people, I think, have very short memories, and no longer recall the realities of their first love experiences. While few expect teen love to last a lifetime, that hardly makes it less real. Half or more of all adult love doesn't last a lifetime either.
Teenage Love Poems
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Poems not simply about young love, or first love, but very specifically about teenage love. The poems deal with both the romantic and the sexual, embracing both the fantasy and the often disappointing reality of being in love as a teenager. For those searching for prurient or sexually explicit poems, the erotic poetry section will prove more fertile hunting ground. A poem about a schoolgirl who is oblivious both to her own beauty and the discombobulating effect it has on her male admirers. A description of the tranformation from awkward girl to self-assured woman, which may be too quick for the eye to see. A passion smolders through childhood into adolescence and beyond, but is never given voice.
Love Poems by Teens
What does it mean to love someone? When you really love someone, it is more than just a passing feeling. True love means caring about someone more than you care about yourself. It means putting their happiness ahead of your own. It means going to sleep and waking up thinking about them.
As long as there have been poets, there have been love poems. After all, if love cannot inspire, what can? We are not all blessed with the gift of poetic words.