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>>Adolescence


A lot of praise and admiration I got when I was full of innocence
Now, I am under crook clumsy seductive adolescence.
Keeping head straight, running life difficult a lot
Sensing the senses makes me a bewildered pot.
Unknown pricks me, the soul is heavy and restless
The world appearing suffocated ruthless.
Sentiment creeps in, around hard blowing the wind.
I do not know how to cool and keep quite my mind.

Easy life becomes hard,
Thinking gone absurd.
Depth less burning, calm less itching titillation
Insatiable desire, and unreal imagination,
Fear-guilty-under morality-frozen blood
Reason-logic floats tumultuous overturn vessels in the flood.
Volcanic eruption crave quivering
Crazy emotions all are thrilling!
How to cope? where to turn?
Is easy life being forever gone?

Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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  • Wahab Abdul (6/18/2014 9:25:00 AM)

    i am very much surprised and at the same time too delighted to know that my poem / poems have been posted, explained, and reviewed at several websites....like the following.......on Poets' Voice


    Adolescence ii
    A lot of praise and admiration,
    Kisses
    on my forehead
    pecks
    on my cheeks
    I got when I was a wind-bud of innocence
    one by one the drops of rain
    blown away
    by the bankrupt wind
    the full pant
    drew a lot of curiosity and criticism
    : when
    I was looking at the watch
    it laughed,
    the tide lashed out,
    now I find myself thrown out
    under crook and clumsy seductive adolescence.
    Head down
    Straight paths turn into snakes,
    inhale
    venoms in the air
    the taste of my senses turned sour
    unknown pricks
    the soul is heavy and restless,
    The world appears suffocated ruthless.
    Now and then
    , sentiments creep in,
    cool like hot wind blowing around
    , I do not know how to warm my heart
    and cool my mind,
    easy life becomes hard, thinking gone absurd,
    depth less burning, calm less itching titillation
    insatiable desire, and unreal imagination,
    fear-guilty-under morality-frozen blood
    Reason-logic floats tumultuous overturn
    vessels in the flood,
    volcanic eruption crave quivering,
    crazy emotions all are thrilling!
    How to cope,
    where to turn,
    is easy life forever gone?




    Analysis of Adolescence



    by Abdul Wahab
    This poem is by Abdul Wahab and it is called Adolescence.





    This poem is simply about a person going through adolescence and wondering if the times where they were young kids and had nothing to worry about, the easy life, were forever gone. This poem goes through the basic emotions teenagers deal with through their adolescence. The person in this poem is reminiscing the moments as a child where they were praised and given admiration for the smallest of achievements but when adolescence took over, everything changed. It gets hard to think when somebody keeps changing the difficulty level with every year that you move on, the world creeps in on you and the stress begins to build, hormones whizzing round your body, it can almost feel like you're going crazy sometimes. This is what the poem is all about, the confusing emotions of adolescence.

    The message or main theme of this poem is the hardships of adolescence and assuming that life will only get even more merciless and tiring every step of the way, but the thing that people forget is that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Adolescence is the time in your life where you find your person, who you are, and it is the time in your life where you will face obstacles and courses that are there to mould you into the person you will be in your adulthood, every test, every relationship, every conflict, everything is there as assessments to experiment your reactions and your solutions to problems and issues thrown at you by life. Adolescence can be a painful part of life for some but for others, they like to mess around and enjoy the time they have as teenagers. But no matter which path of adolescence you choose, you are likely to face the exact situation featured in the poem. There will be a time where you reach your crisis, the bottom line and the worst part of your adolescence, where the load on your shoulders just get too burdensome and eventually everything goes out of control, Your thinking goes hazy and you can't think straight, mood swings ricochet from the walls, raging hormones beg for attention, the imagination runs wild, crazy emotions fill your brain with thoughts most won't comprehend. This is adolescence. But we all know that what goes under the surface must come back up for air, believe it or not, it does get better. Eventually, your life will balance out once you've found your inner self and you will know what you want in your future and what you need to be happy. But even knowing this, ultimately, everybody knows that taking the next step will be easier and lighter than the last.

    Poetic language techniques are used to get the message across in this poem, lots of comparison happening between the easy life turning into the hard life over the years of adolescence. The easy life being when they were tiny children, running around the playground, not worrying when the next essay is due or when the next life deciding test is coming up. The easy life where you could have fun and forget about the rest of the world with nothing to fear. Abdul Wahab compares this easy life to this so called 'hard life' of adolescence where most are basically confused and in a blur for the school years of 13-18 years of age. The test or big speeches that freeze up your blood in nervousness, worry, fear. The darn hormones that make your thoughts unclear and fuzzy, your desire for lust bigger than ever. The world suffocating and sucking the soul out of you with each boulder of an issue tossed at you. The use of rhyme is very present and very important in the making of this poem, without the rhyming scheme, this poem probably wouldn't be as appetizing to read as it is. The rhymes in couplets are a very powerful weapon because it makes the idea of the poem stick in your head properly, it keeps you reading, and it usually gives off a sort of rhythm with it.

    While reading this poem, it feels like a big helping of a pie called Relativity and it is absolutely delicious. Having something to relate to in your adolescence is something that makes you feel less alone, and more confident to know that there are people out there who feel the exact way you do as well... It's a comforting thought to know that you might not be the only one who just freaks out at the simplest things, to know you have someone react as you do when you hear that a big assignment is due in a week. In a weird way, it's consoling.

    In my short experience of poem reading, this has got to be the poem I can most relate to. It represents what I sometimes feel and it does feel nice to know there are other teenagers in the world sharing the adventure of adolescence with me. It's something that read and just wonder if the poet were somehow stalking my everyday activities and noting down observations of me. It's a comfort and a cycle of relief to read this anytime and know that I'm not the only person who feels the way the poet conveyed everything down. (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (9/27/2013 10:21:00 AM)

    Congrase on being a particular member of the day, this is what u deserve n what other desires :)

    beautiful description of the hectic gap..well pinned (Report) Reply

  • Queeny Gona (9/27/2013 2:03:00 AM)

    Congratulations! Adolescence been described in its best form and in beautyful and realistic lines! (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (9/27/2013 1:22:00 AM)

    Picture of adolescence beautiful described with word weaving. Excellent. Deserved to be the poem of the day. Hearty congratulations Abdul Wahab JI: (Report) Reply

  • D H (9/28/2012 7:26:00 PM)

    The mood of the Adolescent years of a person, this reminds me sadly that mine is coming to a end. (Report) Reply

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