Teen Poetry Collections

A Dream Of Father, A Broken Heart

by Spanky (age 15?)

you beat me til I bleed
broken bones
I had to go to the hospital
I'm mad, upset
payback, shot you, killed you
doing time in the pen
let's do it again
I go and get help
but it doesn't hurt
to see you dead
in pain and misery
dreams and nightmares
they're all the same
do what I got to
to live in pain
back when you used to beat me
it all comes back to haunt you
in your sleep

Dedicated to Isis