Teen Poetry Collections

Fighting With IF

by a young man, age 15

IF is a word I learned to despise
IF is a word that brings tears to my eyes
Trapped within the walls of this cold, stone cell
I relive my past and on it I dwell
In the past IF I had been much wiser instead of such a fool
I could have harnessed IF and used it as a tool
In the past IF helped me and guided me with my plans
Now it only mocks as life slips from my hands
I fight with IF all night and day
Wanting to change the past but finding no way
IF is a word I hope to forget
Since it only reminds me of all that I regret