Atlanta-area teens who attended the Partnership Against Domestic Violence’s Teen Summit spoke up about love, dating and healthy relationships. For more teens’ voices about dating violence and relationships, check out VOX Investigates coverage of this topic.
By Alexandria Fields Beasley, 16, Hampton High School
Some days go by so fast
We all know they never last
Amazing is a word to describe a friend
Peace is what we don’t feel ’til the end
Family doesn’t always mean blood
It’s the people you know you love
A partner is someone you trust
It’s driven by love, not by lust!
People teach us things we never knew
Don’t hate this poem, it’s not for you!
By Cassietta Allen, 16, Home schooled
Women are like flowers,
But with silent power
We may shiver, we may shake,
But we will never break
We blossom and are unique,
But it’s only love we seek
We are like flowers
And the thing about that:
Flowers always, always
By Sebastian, 14, Centennial High School
People like flowers
But not all people do.
Flowers are pretty, nice, and sweet
But people see them as vulnerable and weak
So flowers are cool and innocent
But people don’t think
That picking a flower is bad
But just like people
Picking is bad.
By Oscar Flores, 16, Norcross High School
Girls are like flowers picked by their
When in reality they are just like gems
They are all beautiful and unique
They are not something you can
I ran out of words to speak
Click here for more teen voices from PADV’s Summit.