Katrina Lusk

Rookie (6/21/1996 / Ft. Wayne IN.)

Teen Dating Abuse - Poem by Katrina Lusk

It happens to 1 out of 3
high school students.
Like a bad dream
they don't expect to go through it.

It's alright at first
but then you fight.
And things only get worse
with each sleepless night.

You knew what you wanted
until your values got confronted.
You gave them up,
to keep someone you thought you couldn't.

From the pushing and shoving,
to the guilt and lies.
You look into your partner's eyes,
and miss the warning signs.

The anger and rage,
they shake you inside.
But you turn the page,
not knowing if you should hide.

Why do they shout?
You keep telling them,
there's no reason for doubt.
To yourself you wonder,
should I just get out?

Lately nothing you do,
ever seems to please them.
When you're ready to leave,
only one thing keeps you.
You remember all of the,
good times you've been through.


All of the apologies,
and I never meant to hurt yous.
All of the-never-will-agains,
yet all you can say is I love you.

You've become negative,
aand feel they don't deserve you.
Until you finally find someone,
you can run to...

And you realize,
they were abusing you.
They thought,
they could control your every move.

You're finally done,
with all the tears.
You're done with,
all of the emotional fears.


Comments about Teen Dating Abuse by Katrina Lusk

  • (5/21/2016 8:14:00 AM)


    True words you have spoke. So heart touching and emotional. Well done! (Report) Reply

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  • Aries Profanisaurus (5/31/2014 7:36:00 PM)


    A sad and angry poem with much truth in it. Am not sure your numbers are correct, but it is probably not too far out. I hope that you never had to deal with a relationship like this. Stay strong (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2012



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