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20 Poems I Carry In My Teenage Heart

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Aged 14-19 I studied English Literature with vigour, even volunteering in classes with younger students. I was roundly convinced I would be an English teacher. Though this ambition changed, my love of literature and poetry never did.

Here are 20 poems that I have carried with me for over a decade and a half. Most of my heart keeps up with the 33 year old that I am, but I believe there must be a tiny bit of the adolescent within me. Why else would these works leave me as breathless as they did 17 years ago?

20 poems I carry in my heart

I’d love to know which poems are special to you! Let me know in comments if there’s anything I should look out for, old or new.

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Donna Brown
Avid reader/audiobook listener, fan of podcasts, prone to the odd Netflix binge. Mum to six crazy and incredible rescue cats. Occasional writer of short stories and poetry.

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