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Poems for Secondary and
 High School Young People

By Josie Whitehead

Friends at School
NOTE:  There are lots more poems for young people  in every single index.  

With the dreadful news bombarding us every day from our television screens, you'll understand why I wrote this poem.  It could lead to group discussion for certain.


Advancing the Oval Ball
Advent - A Season of Waiting
Affairs of the Heart
All in the Name of Poetry
And When Autumn Returns
Anger - A Simile Poem
Become a Voice for Nature
Big Bad Maggie
Be a Football Star
Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Body Image

Brand New Year (The)
Bride Named Spring (The)
By Heart
By Tube   
By Firelight  
Called to be Disciples
Can't Spell, Won't Spell

Carpe Diem
Carve Your Name in Kindness
Change - A Simile Poem
Change Starts With Me 
Change Starts With Us

Choice is Always Yours (The)
Clock of Life (
Consider Earth's Fate
Consider the Lilies
Cultural Diversity is Worth 
Dare to be Different
Daredevil Dexterity
Date With Death (A) 
Day of the Exam (The)
Death Sentence (The)
Don't Dwell on the Negatives
Don't Give Up 

Don't Let Our World Die
Don't Shed a Tear
Dragonflies and Damselflies

Eye Speak 
Faith, Hope and Love
Family of Man (The)
Far From Our Coral Home
Flower of the Eternal Sleep
Flutter of Time (A)
Forgiveness Matters

Friend is For Life (A) 
Friendly Lesson (The)

Friends Never Part 
From Nursery Rhymes to Psalms

Giant Patchwork of This World (The)
God, Save Me From them All
A Great New Year to Everyone
Happiness Door (The)

Have You Ever Met Trouble?

Heroes and Heroines
Hidden Interior (A)

Hope - Acrostic Poem
I Am . . . 
I Am the Window on Your World
I Have a Dream -
     (Martin Luther King)
I Stood Beside You

If You Could Only Change One  Thing
I'll Walk Along This Beach Again
I'm Not a Puppet on Your Strings

Seeds of Doubt
Send Me a Dream

Shall I Compare Thee to a Winter's Night?

Slow Train to Mediocrity (The

Sleep Blessed Babe
Small Voices
So Silently They Fall

Softly - an adverb poem

Someone Smiled at Me 
Something and Nothing
Son of Man
Sonnet for Sons and Daughters
Sound of the City (The)
Story of Saint Patrick (The)

Stream of Life (The)
Summer  Shower (A)
Swat the Lot
Sweet Dancer
Sweet is the Freshness of the Breeze
Symphony of Summer 
Teenage Bedroom (The) 
Thank You for This Moment in Time

They Call Me Mr Handsome
Those Distant Hills
Through Storms of Life

Through the Narrow Gate
Tidiness is Next to Godliness

Time to Go
Time to Let the Summer Go 

Tips for Tennis
Tomorrow's Success
Tomorrow's World  
Tread Carefully
Tripping the Light Fantastic

True Beauty 
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Two Worlds
Upon Man's Warring Tide
Veil (The)

A Visit to York
Wasting My Valuable Time
Walk Through My Lifetime
Wear a Tie, Young Man 
We'll Not Come on Your Tiger Hunt

We're British and We Know It
What Are You Listening To?
What is a Poet?

What Life is This?
What Makes Me What I Am?
When God Created Adam 
     and:  God Created Woman Next
When the Going Gets Tough
Where Freedom Reigns
Where's Your Smile?
Will You Dance a Little Faster
Wind - A Simile Poem

Wind - A Fickle Force (Science Poem)
Winter White Princes
With Mission in Mind
With Vicious Attack 
Wizard of Alderley Edge (The)

Woman, Why Weepest Thou?
Words in a Poem
Writer's Prayer (A)

You Adults of Tomorrow 
You're Somebody Special 
Your Postcode R
eveals the Truth


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