Teen Poetry Collections

When I Look in the Mirror

by a young woman, age 16

When I look in the mirror,
I see a young lady that’s been through hell and back,
colors on the right eye
blind on the left
hatred on the left hand
love on the right.
Sixteen years that I live and already seen
the good and the bad.
But blood on your hands,
you never wanna see that.
Losing a friend or family member is the worst,
especially in front of you.
Just thinking yesterday,
everything was a good day.
But you never know, things can switch up on you
anytime,
any day.