I am a 14 year old girl from England and I am new to poetry writing. This is my first poem. It is about how someone portrays themselves, but is feeling very different on the inside. Then they realize they are making other people happy by acting this way!

This poem originally was published in Poems on Life - Teen Poems

You Are The Sun
Watching the world through a blacked-out window
You see no sun,
Yet people see light shining in your eyes,
You are the sun for others

Watching children play, wishing you were them,
You start to cry,
People see your child- like tears,
Yet nobody seems to care

Giving light to others,
You realize you’re alone
Your flame is burning brightly
Yet you still feel blind

But if you look deep into your heart, and open the window,
You realize,
You are the sun,
Your stars need your brightness,

And one day you will find the special star,
Which will add to your flame,
And you will burn brighter then ever,
Spreading joy and happiness for miles around.

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  • cadeidre
    your poem was so nice it MADE ME FEEL ALL WARM INSIDE
  • ayasha
    I really liked your poem, i thought you did a VERY good job for your first poem and it made sense .
  • alena
    i really liked how uplifting it was!
  • Amanda
    very beautiful poem. keep writing. (:
  • Rosana
    Hey that's a nice poem for ur 1st poem I liked it because it kinda goes with me. It was nice!
  • alexis
    this is really good. i know how it feels to want to do something and cant do it. it this is your first i would like to rea a lot more of yours.
  • Marian
    This is a beautiful poem. Because sometimes you just don't know that you are a bright star for somebody and through this poem, it makes you realize the light you bring in other people's lives.
  • melanie
    great great great
  • Sarah
    This is such a good poem. it really touched me and weirdly portrays how i feel about myself in this world where i seem to offer too much and yet i feel all alone
  • Rachel
    I liked your poem, its very touching, that's how i feel sometimes, For being your first poem you did very well. Keep it up.
  • Megan
    This poem was sooooooo good. I loved it sooooo much.
  • shelly
    that was a very thoughtfull poem for being ur first one well i hope u keep writting poems no matter waht the cause is and be safe
  • misty
    i really like this poem because that's the way i feel almost all the time.
  • Chantelle
    Ay blud, dat poems deep u no! ur young to man, dats good for a 14 year old, u must have u pure heart! keep goin wit da poetry man!
  • Leora
    This poem really helped me. It has touched me. Thank you for posting it here.
  • nicole
    'you are the sun' is such an inspiring, touching and thoughtful poem. jennifer you are obviousely a gifted person who creates meaning in her poems! thank you for your lovely poem.
  • glanda
    this poem is so good, that it touched my feelings.
  • Kelsi
    I like this poem because it is so true. I just dont understand why. Great job Jennifer please continue!
  • sara
    i love this poem it really touched me what youve said in this poem is absolutley true and its pretty good for your first poem, keep writing. wanna hear more.
  • helen
    this is a fantastic poem and really helped me keep up the good work. thankyou.
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