Teen Poetry Collections

What If Mothers and Fathers

by a young woman, age 17

What if parents were always there for their kids,
no matter what the situation is?

What if there were no parents at all in your life?
What would it feel like? 

What if you were in an adoption facility,
and no one wanted to adopt you?

What if your parents said that they hated you
for everything that you did?

What if you made a bad mistake and your parents said,
“Oh, I don’t care.”

What if your family hated you?