16 years ago
I am 16 and personally I donâ€™t write on any poetry forums to converse with other teenagers, make friends, or read their poetry necessarily.
I personally want to be a writer, it has always been a dream of mine to publish a book of poetry and I would consider myself a "seriously dedicated" poet. The reason that I post my work is to get constructive advice and criticism from other writers from all different demographics, skill level, and educational background.
When you are a writer (especially poet), most of your readers are not just English professors and GOOD POETRY IS NOT DICTATED BY STANDARD. Poetic license is available to anyone who claims to be a poet.
Anyway to address the current state of teenagers today I suggest that you look up my poem "We," which is about this very topic. It is a featured poem on my profile. I personally am very mature for my age and have graduated high school 3 years early by correspondence and donâ€™t have many friends my age, so speaking from my generation but choosing to exclude myself from the "sh it" that we have to go through, represent, and the typical drama, I must say that this is a great outlet for them, however its the good and serious poets who are a bit older that I try and post for. Plus I write alot of explicit stuff that isnâ€™t appropriate for many of the people on this site. People get published all the time.