david bailey

Rookie - 0 Points (4/30/1991 / manhatten)

Tears Of A Teenage Mother - Poem by david bailey

these tears that you see are those of mine why do i cry because i
laid down with you not because you said you love me, because i
knew that was a lie not because i wanted to but because you
wanted to and and i loved you now i am pregnant and you
gone with the wind my heart crushed and nowhere to go
so listing to me crying see my destruction thanks a lot
because what you see at night when you cant sleep are the very
tears of a teenage mother


Comments about Tears Of A Teenage Mother by david bailey

  • Stella Sisanda Qishi (3/7/2008 4:39:00 AM)


    I'm lost for words. This is touching, heart-rending and nicely put together. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/1/2008 5:03:00 PM)


    David, others have commented on how direct and 'real' your poems are, and this is an example of that. You express so well the despair and helplessnessof a girl destined to be a single parent with your lines:
    'now i am pregnant and you
    gone with the wind my heart crushed and nowhere to go
    so listing to me crying see my destruction '

    And I like your flat 'thanks a lot' - the anger and resentment is there too. You are a real poet. You could also write flash fiction, I think, very successfully.
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  • (2/29/2008 9:08:00 AM)


    That is very grieving and sorrow about a teenage mother losing her child. I think you see the comprehension experience of a teenage mother in real life. Very thoughtful david. (Report) Reply

  • (2/27/2008 9:19:00 AM)


    wow this is good. it's a sad, almost tear jerking statement and i like the way you wrote it.
    keep it up!
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  • (2/11/2008 12:24:00 PM)


    Very powerful statement of vulnerability and injury. thanks (Report) Reply

  • (2/11/2008 12:24:00 PM)


    Very powerful statement of vulnerability and injury. thanks (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 11, 2008



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