Teen Poetry Collections

What Every Guy Tells Me

This is Pongo's third collection of writing by teenagers in King County Juvenile Detention in Seattle, Washington. These youths are awaiting trial or serving sentences for a variety of offenses, from running away and truancy to prostitution, shoplifting, drug-dealing, and violent crimes. Richard Gold volunteered during the school program within detention (Seattle Public Schools) to help the teens write about their lives. Please read the sample poems below. This is Pongo Publishing's fifth teen publication, printed August 2000.

Selected Poems from This Collection

What Every Guy Tells Me
Mommy's Angel & Daddy's Lil' Girl
Who Am I?
You Wish I Was The Girl I Was
The Man Who Couldn’t Cry


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