Teen Poetry Collections

The Girl Inside

by Amelie (age 17)

I am a happy girl jumping up and down
I am somebody who doesn’t eat any of her vegetables
I am lightning and thunder
I am an empty room
I am a whole bunch of kids throwing rocks at
another kid
I am a parent holding her baby for the first time
I am a contorted face that only sees red and black
I am the ugliest wallpaper in the prettiest house
I am the most interesting book cover
I am a girl teasing a guy
I am somebody crying with her face all red and
bunched up
I am the girl that doesn’t show her feelings
on the outside