Teen Poetry Collections

Dear Ex-Boyfriend

by a young woman, age 15

Dear Ex-Boyfriend,

I just thought you should know that I’m a strong, angry person who spends a lot of time kicking it.

I just thought you should know how I’m feeling. I’m very depressed and mad because you were abusive and a jealous person. 

I just thought you should know what I’ve been through. Since the last time I saw you, I have made a change. I know better now than to get into a relationship that’s abusive and with someone way older than me. 

I just thought you should know I wish I’d never met you. I wouldn’t be feeling all the anger I feel for you right now. 

I just thought you should know what I don’t miss about you. I am glad I don’t have to worry about you hitting me anymore. I don’t miss anything about you. 

I love you, but I hate you. But I hate you more.

I just thought you should know – I know better.