Hurting Poem by Teens

This is a poem about me and my life and how I've been betrayed by the ones I loved the most. Throughout the poem I'm apologizing to the ones I've mentioned in the poem, although they've clearly been the ones who have done wrong. It's to the guy I lost my virginity to, to my mom who neglects me, to the guy who molested me, the friends who left me, and to me for being my worst enemy.

Featured Shared Story

The poem reached right into my and soul. I can identify with this girl's horror, as it happened to me at the age of only 11 years old by my eldest sibling. He told me not to say anything or I...

Read complete story

Share your story! (4)

My Apology To Me


Published by Family Friend Poems February 2012 with permission of the Author.

This is to the guy that I went out of my way to get noticed by,
The one I trusted, the one who told me lies,
The one who made me feel like I was the only one,
The one who was through with me when the sex was done,
The one who made me feel like I was impossible to love,
The one who called me over when he just wanted to bust,
The one who made it clear I'm not the girl he wanted me to be.
I tried and I failed, so this is my apology.

This is to the one who gave me life, the one who gave me birth,
The one who complains and looks at me like I'm the worst thing on the earth,
The one who emotionally beats me down,
The one who's supposed to lift me up from the ground,
The one who's supposed to bring to my face nothing but smiles and laughs,
The one who brings everything that is the opposite of that,
The one who constantly compares me to others,
The one who makes it so difficult to love her,
The one who says I'm not the daughter she expected me to be.
I understand that, and this is my apology

This is to the sick man who crept into my room,
The one who gave me those thoughts of ending it soon.
The one who lied and said I was crazy in the head,
The one who had denied creeping into my bed,
The one who left me scarred for life,
The one who is responsible for my silent cries at night,
The one who says I've changed his life
'Cause I've caused problems between him and his wife,
The one who said I should have kept quiet, I should have just let things be.
He's right, nothing positive came from it, so this is my apology.

This is to my friends who say I do nothing but complain,
The ones who left because they say I've changed,
The ones who didn't stick around in my time of need,
The ones who gave me more of a reason to grieve.
I understand I'm not that girl I used to be,
And for that, this is my apology.

This is to the girl with the low self-esteem,
The girl who cries so terribly,
The one with the forced and fake smile,
The one who hasn't been happy for a while,
The one who's afraid to trust any man,
The one who's afraid to let anyone in, 
The one who's passed up many chances at love
Because she finds people hard to trust,
The one that was robbed of her purity and self-esteem.
This is to the girl I'm embarrassed to be.
This is my apology to me.


  • Stories 4
  • Shares 542
  • Favorited 71
  • Votes 508
  • Rating 4.64
Has this poem touched you? Share your story!
  • Vanessa R. Rogerson by Vanessa R. Rogerson
  • 6 years ago

The poem reached right into my and soul. I can identify with this girl's horror, as it happened to me at the age of only 11 years old by my eldest sibling. He told me not to say anything or I would get into trouble. I carried this horrendous onslaught into adulthood. I always felt soiled, dirty, used, and abused. My self-worth and self-esteem was zero. I was cautious of boys/men right up until I met and married by dear husband. He knows what happened to me at the tender age of 11. He is my rock. He gives me unconditional love and support every day. This poor girl has nothing to apologize for. She is worthy and should have reported this evil father to authorities for his actions. It always angers me to hear of any sexual abuse. No matter who the person is, whether it's a family member, DJ, singer/songwriter, actor or family friend..."NO" means "NO."

  • Abu Zafar by Abu Zafar, Banglaesh
  • 6 years ago

What the poet has described happens to many. For writing truth, I appreciate the poet, and she deserves appreciation for her courage. Thanks.

  • Quinn C. Gravatt by Quinn C. Gravatt
  • 8 years ago

This is beautiful. Stay strong and hold on because you just made my life so much easier.

  • Niana Business by Niana Business
  • 10 years ago

That is, hands down, one of the most beautiful pieces of work I've ever experienced in my whole life. It touched my heart how deeply you wrote that. It made me a bit happy to know there's another person in the world who feels kind of the same. Keep writing, because, trust me on this one, you are extremely good at it. And the friends paragraph: forget them and move on, sometimes change is for the better. Believe in yourself girl, you are loved, by your family and your friends, and even by a stranger. Have a bit of faith in humanity. We've gotta find hope. Stay gold.

Back to Top