Published by: Olivia
The Day My Mom Went to Jail
Young girl, 17 years old
The day my mom went to jail
was the first time I had sex.
It was the day I turned 15
I gave in because I was depressed.
The day I decided to let my life go
I began to walk the streets,
to collect extortions and steal,
I had to help my siblings.
The day I went to visit my mom
I didn’t want her to realize what was going on.
“I thought you were going to be a better daughter.”
“I thought you were going to be with me.”
The day they killed my aunt,
they cut her up, they tortured her
I decided to join, too
So I could die like her
The day I got locked up,
I realized all my mom had suffered.
I regretted having turned to the streets.
Now not even her love can save me.