Jennifer Hanson

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Problems - Poem by Jennifer Hanson

Have you ever cried so hard,
that you couldn't breathe,
have you ever had someone stab you in the back,
and laugh as they watch you bleed?
have you ever loved someone so much, but they never understood?
have you ever been abused for being bad,
when you were trying so hard to be good?
have yo ever cried a billion tears,
asking God 'why? ',
and do you know how it feels to fall asleep at night,
wishing you would die?
have you ever had a man take your innocence, and throw it out the door?
and you live each day in fear,
wondering if he'll come back for more...
have you ever had girl threaten to take your life,
and yo try not to show your fear,
but it hurts too bad to hide?
have you ever been thrown against a wall, with a gun held to your head?
and those words whispered in your ear that say,
if you fight me you'll be dead...
have you ever thought you could trust someone, but they just throw you around,
and you try so hard to hold back the tears, as you hit the ground?
have you ever watched your brother lie in front of you,
and slowly fade away?
and you're just too young to understand, he won't be there the next day?
have you ever watched your best friend get shot, outside your favorite store?
have you ever overdosed on drugs,
because you just couldn't take anymore?
do you really know what it feels like,
to have your heart get burned?
have you ever left your house,
unsure if you'll return?
have you ever looked to the stars at night,
and prayed for the pain to end?
begging please just take it away,
and the next day you feel it again?
have you ever been so far away,
from the only one you ever loved?
but he tells you just hold on,
and you love him too much, you just can't give up?
have you ever told yourself to hold on,
please don't fall apart?
have you ever really listened,
to a young girl's broken heart?
do yo know how hard it is,
for me to face another day?
if you don't then tell me why,
you treat me this way?
have yo ever felt the pain i have,
do you know how i feel?
have yo ever thought about your past,
and just wished it wasn't real?
have you ever been face to face with rape,
and you can't pull away?
do you know how it feels when you can't move,
you just let him have his way?
and you can't think, can't even breathe,
don't even get a chance to fight,
and everytime you think about that night,
all you wanna do is cry...
have you ever watched your mom,
fall farther and farther away from your kiss?
and you wonder why it had to be her,
why is life like this?
have you ever screamed for help,
wishing someone would hear?
but no one hears your cries,
no one sees your tears...
have you ever been through,
all the things i've been through?
if you haven't then tell me why,
you treat me like you do...

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 18, 2005

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