Teen Poetry Collections

Just Another Girl

by Shortie (age 15?)

It could never happen to me
Could it?
Raped like my mom
Would it?
Beat like my mom
Should it?
Drunk off my ass with nowhere to turn
My Dad,
That's who I think of
Alcohol, Coke,
He thinks it's a joke
Heroin, Crack,
She does it to ease the pain in her back
Liquor, 40’s, bud,
I turned to them
They call me a thug
Confused in this crazy world
What to do?
A number,
Just another girl
Where will I go, what will I see?
Lord, forgive me for my sins when I get there
Will you open the gates for me?