Men Are Scum

One of my “signature” poems as a teen. I have this one memorized and it was often recited when one of us girls had our hearts broken.

Men are scum
They rot like trash
All girls hearts
They love to bash

Say kind things
And promise too
But never keep
They’re never true

Hold it, STOP!
I’ve found someone
Who’s loving heart
Is number one

Sorry dear
‘Tis my mistake
He just left me
Now I ache

I always think
I found the best
But time will show
He’s like the rest

His joke is plain
For me to see
He rips the dreams
Of you and me

When will I learn
To stay away
And save my heart
From such dismay

I guess I hope
And wish and pray
That one true guy
Will come my way