Teen Poetry Collections

You Hurt Me

by a young woman, age 16

You hurt me twice
You brought me down
You used me like a dirty rag

Now I’m hurt
You laugh and laugh
And call me names I don’t deserve

You said you cared
You said you loved me
Now you treat me like old toys 

I gave you my heart
I gave you my soul
I gave you everything in mind

You bought my soul
You used me twice
And you always say you’re sorry

But if you cared
You wouldn’t do the things you do
Over and over and over again

But still I care
I still love you
People ask me “Why?”
Because you were always there for me
You made me the person I am today
We made it though struggles side by side
It made me stronger

You hurt me twice
You brought me down
You used me like a dirty rag