Teen Poetry Collections

Peace and Love From a Natural Born Thug

by a young woman, age 16

Peace and love from a natural born thug
I ain’t a killer but I could be
Beating the system
Ain’t quite like playing hooky
With these school teachers
I call them rookies
But without a brain
I’m not even in the game
Niggas swear the times changed
But still drop rent money on a chain
Bitches Saturday night clubbin’
Meanwhile their children need Huggies
Drop them off at Grandma’s
So she can find a nigga too eager to take her pants off
What a world we livin’ in
I witnessed many tricks turned
Behind the school on Henderson
But nobody seems to want change
Streets so dirty I’d be happy to see it rain