Teen Poetry Collections

Things That Are Broken

by Jordon (age 17)

My life is interesting.
I have never broken anything in my body,
But I have broken just about
Everything outside - windows, bikes, walls -
To take out my anger from my mind
Because life is an angry place for me,
A maze to get through
When there are no signs telling
Me which way to go.
There is no way out and
Anger is a brick wall right in my face
That I can't break down.
But sometimes, I just wait
And find a happy thought,
Like a barbeque with my family,
Until the anger goes away
And the bricks start falling
And I can walk through.