Teen Poetry Collections

You Wish I Was The Girl I Was

by Sherita (age 17)

Dressed in all white
Wearing my blue slip-on shoes
Hair pressed out to my shoulders
With my blue and white purse
Rushing to get to Sunday School
With you, Grandma,
And my sisters

I was respectful
Your favorite granddaughter
Not doing any drugs
Going to school
Dreaming that I can be an artist
Drawing hearts with birds
Whose beautiful voices were
Telling you, Grandma,
Have faith in Sherita

She'll become the girl she was
Real soon

Dedicated to Grandma