Teen Poetry Collections


by a young woman, age 16

I feel like I want to run away
but I’ve got no place to hide

I feel empty inside
no emotions except anger and sadness

I feel lonely

I feel like I want to speak
but I don’t have a voice

I feel like I’m trapped in a cage
and I don’t know where I put the key

This is the pain of something special
getting taken away
but it wasn’t my choice