Teen Poetry Collections

My Brother

by a young woman, age 16

Since I was 8 he molested me.
It’s always bugging me.
If I could, I would ask him why he did it,
why he made me feel it was okay.
I want to tell him it made me feel gross.
He made me feel like a slut
’cause he would always call me those names,
then he would tell me he was sorry
and that I was beautiful.
I would ask him what went through his mind,
what made him think of it,
why couldn’t he just leave me alone when I asked him to.
I felt disgusting when I looked in the mirror.
I didn’t think I was pretty.
I just want him to think of me as a sister
and nothing more.