Teen Poetry Collections

Images of My Life

by a young woman, age 14

Abuse is like a never-ending horror story
Visions triggered by the sound of crying children
Nightmares that seem real
Anger sabotaging my mind as my world caves in
Burying me alive
And when I try to dig myself out…

A hurricane of confusion –
     Why did people betray me?
A tsunami of emotions –
     Do I deserve this pain?


Dedicated to my parents