Friday, June 22, 2012

God's Gift

                                                    GOD'S GIFT

Teen Boy

The day we are born on this earth
until the day we leave in the hearse
you realize that deep inside
there is a gift that is full of pride.

It is up to you to find the real you
the gift that is deep inside you
the gift that will lead you to success
the gift that makes you the best.

Be the best at what you do
because you never know
when dreams will come true
And when it does come true
you'll know what to do.

Because God gave us all a gift
we've had the gift for years.
It's up to you to find your gift.

Out With the Old


                                OUT WITH THE OLD

Teen Girl

Out with the old
In with the new
I'm getting rid of all my anger.
I'll stop fighting with you.

I never hear you say, "I love you."
And to hear you say
"You miss me"
is too good to be true.

Out with the old
In with the new
I'm getting rid of all my anger

Wednesday, June 13, 2012



Teen Girl

Out with the bad
In with the good.
No more doing crimes
and kicking it in the hood
Need to drop all the drugs
and quit trying to be a big thug.
No more regrets of all the things I've done
I need to unwind
I'm so done.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Teen Girl

I was just a little girl
I didn't know what was going on.
My Mom's boyfriend sneaked into my room
every night.
When I got older,
I started to realize what had happened
and what he was doing.

I told my Mom.
She said, "Shut up. Stop trying to make him leave me."
She kicked me out.
I was on my own.
She chose her boyfriend over her kid.
I feel sorry for the man who raped me.
In the end, he'll get his karma

I want to thank my brother for believing in me
when my Mom was never there for me.
Thank you Brother, for everything.

Written in the Truth and Lies Poetry and Literature Workshop, January 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Name Is Powerless

Teen Girl


My name is Powerless

I live in a corner

In a broken house

My last name is Fear

My middle is Doubt

My parent is Addiction

My sister is Revenge

My brother is Fury,

They go to no end.

My eyes are empty

I have no heart or soul

Knowing me really takes a toll

You won’t be able to fight me

Once I’ve been around

Soon you meet the whole family

We’ll drive you in the ground

You’ll learn not to ask questions

Soon you’ll be like me

Powerless has no end

Good luck getting free.


Teen Girl


They think I’m Powerful

Because I do whatever I want

Because I tell everyone to screw off

Because I don’t listen to anyone

Because I run for months and I am never spotted

But, I am Power-Less

Because my friends are backstabbers

Because I can’t trust anyone

Because I was raped

Because I was jumped

Because my Mom doesn’t want me in her house

Because I cry everyday

Because I’m an addict

Because I miss my old, happy life.