Teen Poetry Collections


 by a young man in juvenile detention, age 17

1. My mom first taking me to school
2. Me going to school by myself in middle school
3. Finding out I have a little brother
4. First day of high school
5. First time getting put on the basketball team
6. Meeting my little brother
7. Going to his first football game
8. Me finding out I’m having a son
9. The first time I bought my son clothes
10. When I first told my mom I was having a kid
11. When she accepted it
12. My mom helping me trying to find myself
13. My mom letting me go and live
14. My son’s mother being stressed
and telling her everything will be fine
15. Getting my first job
16. Getting into Community College