Teen Poetry Collections

Lonely

by a young woman, age 14

Now my house is gloomy
there is no cable, it’s really quiet
everyday there’s arguing.

Back then, my mom had a job
and she always made sure
we had everything we needed.
She made dinner
she made sure we got out of the house
and did things.

She used to treat us really good
and equally.
But after she went to jail
she couldn’t find a job.
She’s miserable
and takes her anger out on me.

It’s her fault that I’m here
because I wouldn’t put up with
her boyfriend and their abuse anymore.

They want me to go to a group home.
I don’t understand why.
She won’t let me come back home
knowing that I’m pregnant.
It’s not really the best place to be for care.

If I had the home I want
there’d be a normal family
that’s able to overcome little things
and always make sure we know that we only
have each other at the end of the day.

But I don’t think she’s gonna leave her boyfriend
for me, so I just want to go far away
but I don’t know where to go.

She wrote on the police report
that no one in my family
wants anything to do with me.