Teen Poetry Collections

About Life

by a young woman, age 15

You don’t have to be in love.
You don’t have to be scared when you’re not in love.
You don’t have to hurt yourself.
You don’t have to be afraid of yourself.

You just have to be yourself.
You just have to be a friend.
You just have to make it in life.
You just have to be the best you can be.

Meanwhile, what happens is, you can try to make it.
Meanwhile, what happens is, you did make it.

In the end, what happens is, you are there,
And you’re not afraid.


Dedicated to M.