Teen Poetry Collections

Love Me

by a young woman

You say I’m pretty, but then you hit me.
You say you love me, but what do you see?
My face is red, and my eyes filled with hate.
I pick up the gun and grab your face.
Oh damn, it’s stuck.
Oh no, I don’t have the gun, you do.
You look at me mockingly and say, “Bang.”
The gun’s in your hand.
I’m still breathing, but I’m on the ground.
My life has a brake,
It all stops.
I look around, and no one’s there.
I look at you, and you look at me.
Time snaps, and you say,
“Look at me!”
You say you see me, but what do you see?
The girl no one saw.

Dedicated to my dad