Comments : Parents Just Don't Understand

  • 15 years ago

    by Kaila

    this poem is going under my favorites for sure
    I was having a horrible day and this poem
    let me let the tears just roll down my cheeks
    you have a talent for making these feelings come to life
    wonderful poem

  • 15 years ago

    by Gizmo


    that is talent first hand, talent!
    absolutely loved it. n i'll be puting up for a comp :]

  • 15 years ago

    by Winter Rose

    Just... wow. *clicks to favorites*
    In such few words, you could tell a real story of a teenager, brilliant.
    As everyone else have said, the flow and vocab is great, I wish I was first to say that *grin*
    5/5 ;_; It's hard to be a teenager, isn't it?

  • 15 years ago

    by Im In Love What Can I Say

    Wow. i like this poem. i can relate... i think all teens can. i like the ending because thats my favorite. you got a nice opening that makes the reader want to read more. i like this poem. very well written. 5/5

  • 15 years ago

    by FlawlesslyTarnished

    Wow. em-effing-mazing. I can relate to this piece so well. And you really captured the moment and the emotions. I dunno. I just really like this poem and you worded it just right. The flow was flawless. And this is going into my favorites! :] 5/5.

  • 15 years ago

    by Darien

    I was thinking about writing a poem just like this one. Sort of having to do with parents never giving their children freedom. Yeah, I'm sort of fixated on the topic of freedom if you noticed in my two new poems. I think this poem pretty much summed up what I would have written. You definitely did a better job than I could. Keep it up!

  • 15 years ago

    by Jayden

    Amazing i can totally relate parents just don't understand they say they do but they don't its a great piece of writing and it was wonderfully written

  • 15 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    I loved reading every line of this, I loved how it rhymed and it is true, sometimes parents don't understand. They'll just say "You'll get over it", which doesn't help. You have a lot of talent and I can see that just from reading this poem. Good Job!

  • 15 years ago

    by David Ensor

    Wow, I dont know what else to say but wow. great poem. This is one of the best lines i have ever read, ever....

    "They think your life's as simple as deciding black or white,
    Not knowing it's the grays between that keep you up at night."


  • 15 years ago

    by Jennifer RIP Lesthat Hayden

    Everything was great. I don't have that problem but I know a lot of people do. I don't mind when they ask me questions. I do feel that they underestimate things though. At least mine do. I'm fine right now though. But I see what you mean. Stuff sucks. But your poem is wonderful. A sure thing to be a fiver. :D

  • 15 years ago

    by Blissful

    Wow I just loved the truth you expressed here with your words. Every situation you described is one I could relate with all my heart. I love how you broke up your stanzas because everything just flowed flawlessly. It truly brought emotions out in me because parents always have to tbe the ones that wipe the tears not make you cry them. Sometimes even if they don't understand .. you have to make them. Well done *5/5*

  • 15 years ago

    by Suicidal Love

    Great poem, very well writen

    They think your life's as simple as deciding black or white,
    Not knowing it's the grays between that keep you up at night

    ^^ace lines, so true well done


  • 15 years ago

    by AJ

    That was very good, i believe that because of the generation gap the things we go through are much different than what our parents did. this was very heart felt. 5/5

  • 15 years ago

    by Dennis

    The title caught my attention...the poem really made me think. From a parent's point of view...many of your problems DO seem trivial at times when compared to futures...etc. But the world we live in today has changed dramatically from what it was when we were your age...and many parents just don't understand that! This is a poem many of them could learn a great deal from reading. I wish I could have read it years earlier...for I too was guilty of acting this way. Great job! Keep sharing your thoughts with never know who may be learning from them :)

  • 15 years ago

    by Rachel RTVW

    A great message in this piece. It is so hard to be a teenager and sometimes things that seem trivial to parents are a big deal to teenagers. You did a good job on this thought provoking poem!

  • 15 years ago

    by Beautiful Forever

    Great poem. Very real on how a teens life and interaction with their parents is. And the flow to this poem was absolutely astonishing! 5/5

  • 15 years ago

    by Not

    Yes a poem about parents yea! i love it i feel this way everyday i wish my parent just would listen
    but they dont great poem keep writing !!

  • Wow, you seem to be rather popular! lol!
    i agree with 'um though. it's a great poem. keep it up!

  • 15 years ago

    by Lizaveta

    Ummm i think i can relate. the way you write it, a bit of story, a bit of thinking, a bit of talking to a reader, as well as good rhythm, makes the poem catching and, you know, impressive.

    you write with simple words and it works with the meaning of the poem. like, you know, words can be simple but deep and meaningful and lives of teens also only seem to be so simple.
    my fav lines are:

    They think your life's as simple as deciding black or white,
    Not knowing it's the grays between that keep you up at night.

    these lines really blew me away. it is such an exact image, makes you think about so many colours gray can be. but life isn't only gray - mostly it's NOT gray i hope - but anyways the metaphor is good.

    ok all in all i believe the issue you raise is important and many can relate, and what is good about the poem is that you don't cre "errrrrr they can't understand that's sooo unfair" but kinda explore the problem and try to explain why it's this way.


  • 15 years ago

    by Countess of Monte Cristo

    Well-written. Summed all the parent problems in your poem. Absolutely loved it :) im votin 4 ya