Teen Poetry Collections

You Don't Know Me #2

by a young woman, age 16

You see that I am fat
You see that I am a flirt
But you don’t know me

You would know me if…
You knew how hard it was to find myself pretty
You knew how I feel sometimes that people don’t care
You knew how my dad calls me fat

You see that I swear
You see that I smoke
But you don’t know me

You would know me if…
You knew how I truly feel
You knew how I love to cook
You knew how I exercise when I’m upset