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