Teen Poetry Collections

A Thanksgiving Carol

by a young man at CSTC


Back then I was a pretty messed up kid
Back then I had anger problems
Back then I had temper tantrums
Back then I had to be restrained
Back then I was in special classes in normal schools
Back then I was abusive
Back then I punched glass
Back then I got sent to the hospital
Back then I moved
Back then I got sent to anger behavioral school
Back then I experienced loss

Now I am better
Now I hardly hit on purpose
Now I am better
Now I go to therapy that works
Now I am looking forward to the future

In the future I will write comedy
In the future I will get married
In the future I will have kids
In the future I will become a grandfather
In the future I will die happy

Dedicated to my mom, dad, and aunt