Teen Pregnancy Poem

A teenage girl, writes about the trauma of being pregnant while still in school. The entire pregnancy she is haunted by the thought that she is too young to be having a baby. At the moment of birth as she holds the baby in her arms, all negative thoughts are forgotten.

She's Too Young

© Lynn M. Anthony
Not yet do the parents know that they will soon be the youngest grandparents on the block.

Walking through the store, everyone stares but no one says a thing.

The girl tries to conceal her secret from the world, but this eight months will not allow her that simple pleasure.

She is alone now. Her mother is by her side but that is not enough, her child has no father.

Her stomach turns, nervous at the thought that someday a child will ask why he has no daddy, why she made him leave.

She gets sick at the thought of having to explain this confusing story of her terrible past to her child.

At school, her friends smile. They buy her cute things, trying to still be her friend and act like they accept her problems.

But they don't, they never accepted her to begin with.

She could see right through their smiling faces, to their souls, so cold she shivered.

Or was it a shiver of fear? She knows she's too young.

Getting out of the car, another one hits. "Breathe", her mother tells her, "breathe".

It is over now but she stays there in her mother's arms rocking, being pacified by her mother as if she is a baby.

Thinking, wishing, knowing that she's to young.

Twelve hours later, holding a new life in her arms, her new life, she cries.

With tears running down her face she thinks of nothing else but this precious life in her arms.

Not about her parents, her classmates, the strangers at the store, or about the child's father, just about the beautiful baby boy that has now giving her life whole new meaning.

Purpose.

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Published: Feb 2006
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  1. Angel Submitted on Saturday, October 04, 2008

    I truly enjoyed this poem because once upon a time I was in her shoes. I was so happy that I was going to be a mother but unfortunately I am not as lucky as her because I had to abort my own blood for some reasons. Until today I can't forget it and I can't find a reason to forgive myself for taking away my childs life.

  2. brittany Submitted on Sunday, December 14, 2008

    I am currently going through this. I am 16 and my first thoughts about it was to give the baby up for adoption. After seeing his beautiful face on the ultrasound I could never think of that again. I am so happy that I changed my mind and in one month, I will be the happiest person ever. I cannot wait for my precious baby boy. :)

  3. Bethany Submitted on Thursday, February 05, 2009

    I was a mother at 16 I never thought of anything but having her and 4 years later I am a wife another baby on the way work full time and go to college so do not let anyone judge who you will be only you can decide.

  4. haley Submitted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    I know exactly where she is coming from. I'm 16, almost 17 with my son and even though day in and day out I ask myself why, I couldn't picture my life any other way. despite the looks from others, and despite being just another number, I know that my son is my destiny. I'll still take care of me, I will still go to college, work a full time job, and everything, the only thing different is I got my prince as my motivation.

  5. Mallory Belt Submitted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    I loved this poem I can relate to teenage pregnancy. I didn't know what to do. The dad was gone and my mom wasn't there but i had a miscarrige, but I think it was meant to be that way, I was only 14. I hope you enjoy being a mom

  6. this is a touching story & I really like it.. I can relate to her because I'm pregnant at the age of 16 & the father don't want to have nothing to do with me or the baby but I'm living for my unborn child & nobody else so I don't care what people say I'm going to continue to be me.

  7. Andrea Angiolelli Submitted on Saturday, September 05, 2009

    I like this poem. I'm 18 with 3 kids. I have a beautiful daughter and two handsome twins. The father is incarcerated right now. It's tough. But I love being a mom.

  8. Sarah De La Paz. Submitted on Monday, September 28, 2009

    I'm 15 and I'm pregnant. I know how it feels having that fear inside. Walking down the street knowing the looks your bound to receive. But all in all I'm not being strong for myself, I'm being strong for my little one, Thank you for this poem.

  9. Sarah Submitted on Friday, January 01, 2010

    I can definitely relate to the fear and confusion. I'm seventeen and 4 months pregnant. My boyfriend was up and gone when I told him I wouldn't get an abortion. It's hard but I cant wait to meet my son or daughter. Good luck to all teen moms or soon-to-be teen moms. Stay strong.

  10. Crystal, Kansas Submitted on Sunday, January 17, 2010

    This poem really touched me because I am 16 now and have a baby on the way. fortunately the father is still by my side and we plan to be married in a year. Before I found out I was pregnant I would have never thought I would be a teen mother but now it just seems like its what's right for me!

  11. Alicia, Texas Submitted on Monday, April 12, 2010

    This poem is great. I've been in the same shoes. I got pregnant at 15 and had my daughter at 16. I never dreamed that I would be a teen mom but I can honestly say I wouldn't have it any other way. Her dad left when she was two. It was for the best. My daughter is 4 now and I'm married and I just recently found out I'm due in November. I love my life and my husband but my kids are the reason I wake up every morning.

  12. Natasha , WA Submitted on Tuesday, August 03, 2010

    I really enjoyed this poem as I'm going to be a young mom. I'm 16 and 5 months. I'm going to have my baby girl in my arms and my mum won't be apart of it and it hurts. My mum is only 36. I don't talk to her no more, however it's kind of nice to know someone out there is a young mum and I'm not the only one

    thank you so much for this poem
    thank you

  13. Shobi, Limpopo Submitted on Saturday, September 11, 2010

    I am 19 years and have impregnated a girl. I thought of running away but after reading this poem I was touched in such a way to never think of doing that again. Such poems should be delivered to the public to motivate us mostly guys to never run away but support and love our mistakes.
    thanks so much for the poem

  14. Charice, Ohio Submitted on Monday, September 13, 2010

    You see I am only 17 and still in school about to have my baby next year, my mother father or family or friends don't know what am I going to do I don't know............

  15. Heather, MI Submitted on Sunday, September 19, 2010

    Well I'm 16 and I'm about 2 months pregnant, and quite frankly I'm scared to death. Every one knows about it and everyone stares like I'm some sort of freak. People I have never even talked to come up to me and ask me how I'm doing at school.
    The father wants nothing to do with it, says were too young and I should kill it..
    I'm also scared someday my baby will ask me why he doesn't have a daddy, what will I say?
    My parents are here and supportive but it's not the same.

    this poem really gave me hope
    thank you so much

  16. Stellenbosch Submitted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

    Now that we all went through the same situation, including myself. What can we do to prevent this trauma. Right now I am writing my first book about my teenage pregnancy experience. It robbed me the joy of being pregnant, and mother to my first born.

  17. Rachel, AR Submitted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

    I can't say I have or are going through what you are but I can say that this poem touches me. If I was pregnant I would keep my baby if it meant that I was bringing life and beauty into the world. I wish that you have a fantastic life with your child

  18. This poem is excellent, I'm in the situation now but I'm not scared anymore I'm only 5 months, but I know that it will all be worth it helping my mother bring my brothers and sisters up helped me though. If you have no experience then you will be even more scared if your worried about telling your family like I was then think about this if they love you enough they will respect your decision and help you through it... :)

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