Teen Poetry Collections

There Had to Have Been

by a young woman, age 14

There’s no important person in my life.
There just isn’t.
Hasn’t always been this way. 

At some point there had to have been a person
That made me feel
Happy,
As happy as my splat pink hair. 

At some point there had to have been a person
That made me feel
Loved,
As loved as a small baby bluebird
In Mama Bluebird’s nest. 

At some point there had to have been a person
That made me feel
Important,
As important as The President
At her inauguration. 

Right now
There’s no important person in my life,
But at some point
There had to have been.