Teen Poetry Collections

The Abusive Father

by a young man, age 14

The very first time I saw my dad
it wasn’t a very good time,
but at least I got to see my dad.
I was at my step mom’s house,
and it wasn’t very pleasant.
My dad was drunk,
and he was cooking
some breakfast for me
and my little brother.
He said what the f*** are you doing?
I was playing with the glass china action figures.
He picked up hot grease from the frying pan
and boom—
I flew far out the window
and hit tar.
There’s a scar on the back of my head.
It wasn’t very pleasant.
The dog was licking my face
at the end,
at least it showed
that an animal cared for me.
Dedicated to J.