Teen Poetry Collections

The Feeling That I'm in Control of My Body

by a young man, age 15

I feel calm and relaxed
Like I feel that I’m in control of my body
A lot of nice people around me
I think about the ocean
The ocean is cold
Cold and calm
Because it can be relaxing
There’s some seawater
Relaxed, about God in my body
Thinking about doing a calm activity
Looking at a magazine
It helps my body calm down
Blood vessels won’t pop
When I’m not relaxed, I feel stressed out
Stomach hurting
My hands are tight