Teen Poetry Collections

Under the Bridge

by a young man, age 15

Cold snow wet
The air the ground
Snowing, with no jacket
Under the freeway
Getting high
Tired and hungry
Out of energy, empty
Dazed and confused
How did I end up here?
Missing family
Scared of getting caught
Anxious
What are they thinking?
Wet clothes
No shower in days
Why did I start?
Why did I do it?
Doing it to forget
Numb