Unconscionable This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

November 13, 2008
By , Athens, GA
How should I take it when a young brother calls me out my name?
Talkin' ‘bout I want because of the length of his chain.
How should I feel when you boss me around?
Talkin' 'bout you're a pimp, but you're so lost, you can't be found.
What should I do when all you want from me is my set of measurements?
Talkin' 'bout you want a red bone, a 38, 24, 31.
How should I react when you hand me your gun?
Talkin' 'bout you just want to have some harmless fun.
How do I pick up where I left off?
When I'm doing time for your decisions and another family is mourning over their loss.
This is the story of a gansta's chick, whose Clyde so soon forgets just who got his back.
The one he smacks around, controls her life, causes the utmost amount of confusion and strife.
The one who gave up her intelligence to feed his fifth grade reading level male ego.
The one who was finally let free out of his dangerous clutch.
The one who was remembered by the size of her butt.
The one who finally has a clue as to what to do with her life.
The one whose love has no price.
The one who found her own source of appreciation of her inner beauty.
The one who holds the key to her own destiny, finally.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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CallMeMeatBall said...
Feb. 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm
I love this it's so powerful!
kmarie14 said...
Dec. 10, 2010 at 9:04 am
Free- replied...
Oct. 22, 2011 at 7:26 pm
ughhh this is so beautiful....conveys so much emotions! You are a truly talented writer.
Amnoona said...
Oct. 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Amazing poem! Absolutely love it!

Thankyou! Welldone! :D

SnickerLover said...
Aug. 20, 2010 at 11:55 am

this is simply beautiful. amazing. powerful


Chaerii<3 said...
Jun. 13, 2010 at 1:25 pm
Thank you so much!! Well, this poem isn't about me. I tried to tell a story of females of so many other young women who go through life-threatening abuses from young men. I watch my surroundings and listen to music and created this female character in the poem! Thank you so much again! I'll post some more soon!
hayhay14 said...
Jun. 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm
wow u are amazing that is powerfull it tells the story of so many people
Patience97 said...
May 30, 2010 at 10:01 am

Wow... your writing style is spectucular. Never let anyone force you to do something that you don't want to do. But I can't figure out if it's your boyfriend, brother, or dad... I like that because the poem makes you wonder what the relation between the girl and this male was. This is written so well. Great job :)

"People will never remember exactly what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel."

ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 12, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Omg. This is so powerful. I love it. I absolutely love it. Adore it. This makes me feel...strong and proud of who I am. Keep writing. You have great talent.


And if you have time, please check out my work. Ratings are GREATLY appreciated. Thanks! :)

miz.pretty.yung.thang said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 6:08 pm
i love this poem u r very talented
kankan said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 8:44 pm
This is so amazing. Gave me goosebumps
sumthingprecious said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm
Wow, this is really good. I love the detail in this. You’re a great writer. You should really check out some of my writing I think you will like it. Our writing is similar in a way. Please comment and rate too. Thank you.
ShakingChandeliers said...
Dec. 23, 2009 at 1:04 am
wow, sounds ike you've been truly restored. Right on, girl!
eMs23 said...
Sept. 24, 2009 at 5:33 pm
awesome! totally unique never read a poem like it.
Allie2323 said...
Aug. 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm
Loved it.
Sunshineyday said...
Aug. 22, 2009 at 7:48 pm
very good. effectively made your point
Amanda said...
Aug. 14, 2009 at 7:14 pm
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