I’ve had it hard in life, I remember it well
Sixteen and I moved out, from hell to….hell!
I had experience me, under my belt
Making ends meet, god that shit smelt!
I was young, eighteen living with my bloke
Living at his parents so we weren’t broke
We were trying to buy some land, we busted our ass
200 miles, 3 days a week, Alaska’s fucking class!
Then my guy got a job close, awesome news
His parents loved me, god it was so cool
Things going well, so bloody great
My guy comes home, a lot on his plate
He sits down, I jump on his lap and try to kiss him
He pushes me off, to the floor like I sinned?
“What did I do, what’s wrong with you?”
“Get out, leave, I had enough of you!”
“No please, I love you, stay with me”
“Get the fuck out! It’s not to be!”
I left, stormed out, cried all night long
Got wasted somewhere before getting home
I go to our bed to get in next to my man
Not happening girl, you been banned
The prick left the morning, left me like that
The coward got his mum to toss me out, the twat!
I had nothing, no money, just my car
So I drove for a while and stopped at a bar
I slept at the beach, wasted that night
Wasters walking by gave me a fright
Tequila, smoking weed, partying when I didn’t work
My heart broken, in pieces from that poxy jerk!
I wanted to die, kill myself, drive into a wall
I couldn’t cope with life, not at all
So I smoked a million cigarettes, I drank and I got high
I did some bad things and I told lots of lies
I ended up at my sister’s place, she let me stay
I continued to party hard and I slept where I laid
Until one day my sister kicked me awake
Get up girl, get a grip for fucks sake
She told me to scrub up, stop feeling sorry for yourself
So I listened to her and I spruced up myself
She took me to a job interview, I got through
Within a week I got a second job too
I got my life back on the road and everything changed
Thanks to my sister for being there and helping my pain.
A poem about the life of one of my readers. A massive thank you to you
Taken from Rhyming poetry to change your day by Philip Lister