Teen Poetry Collections

Every Guy

by a young woman, age 15

What every guy tells me is
I love you
I’ll never leave you
You’re my one and only.
But he has other females
That you never knew about
Until you start messin’ with him
And then they come out
Like a jack-in-the-box.
First they wind you up
And then the secrets pop out
And you’re surprised.
You don’t know what to do.
You walk away.
You keep your jack-in-the-box secrets
And you remember he said
He loved me
He’d never leave me
Or hurt me.
And he turned around and did it.
And this is what every guy tells me.