Teen Poetry Collections

I'm Making a Moving Poem

by a young man, age 17

I’m making a moving poem
This poem is not about happy endings
It ain’t about survival
Or strife or making it out of the tunnel
This poem ain’t about getting over
Your disease of addiction and depression
It’s not about how you move on
From your old ways
This poem is not about forgiving the people you love
Who betrayed, abused, or misused you
It’s not about walking into the sunshine
And into a new beginning
It’s not about how you come a long way
From an ignorant child
It’s not about heroes
It’s not about serenity
It’s not about courage
And it’s not about enlightenment
No, this poem is not about that
You see this poem is not about you
This poem is not about you
This poem is not about you
This poem is not about you
This poem is not about you