One of my favorite poems is called “Life of a Teenager,” and it was written by a young South African named Kamva Bobo. I chose this poem because it expresses exactly what life as a teenager is all about.
The less worries I have, the more happiness I will have. I cannot sit around and dwell on what people say if they are gossiping about me.
I find the words touching because if everyone could live like this, then so many people would be on the right path rather than the wrong one. I have learned some of these lessons already.
This is a favorite of mine because not only does it provide me with some simple instructions for getting through my teen years and young adulthood, it also inspires me by saying I can, and I will.