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i asked my father if i could swim,
and he said that i would drown.
The Sea would imprison me – he said
if my feet had left the ground.

So i walked out to the water,
and cried out – how ’bout now!
He said, a little bit further, Son,
and then you’ll leave the ground.

i stepped on sand then stone,
from hollow ground to sturdy.
The sky was at my level as I
gazed at the birdie.

The Sea brought me a new idea,
the urge to flee to the high.

i asked my Father if i could fly,
and he said, sure, Son – go try.

i jumped as high as i could.
Still, i landed on the ground.
i saw my Father pull on a chain,
then i knew that i was bound.

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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Bluetooth said...
Apr. 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm:
hey im pretty new, check out my work please  
 
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soul34 said...
Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm:
this piece is mournful because my father was never like that he left me 3 times thanks for sharing a appreciate good work like this
 
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soul34 said...
Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm:
really good job im impressed thanks for sharing that
 
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AbbaDabbaDoo said...
Apr. 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm:
This is an amazing and beautiful piece, with a very relatable feeling. The feel is almost mournful somehow. Keep up the good work!
 
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MadelaineIrene said...
Apr. 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm:
I like that you wrote this so that others can relate to it in their own way.  People who have good fathers would naturally view it in the light of him keeping the boy safe from harm, or close to him.  But for me, and others I am sure, I have father issues.  So this poem makes me somewhat nauseous because it's like he is tricking him, or enslaving him to something the boy doesn't want.  It is almost cruel.  However, your poem is excellently written. Poetry is wond... (more »)
 
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Reversetrajedies said...
Apr. 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm:
it doesn't matter if the poem rhymes or not or if the poem is popular; poetry is poetry. What matters is if the readers can connect to the poem.. and I can connect to this one.
 
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yoloswag said...
Apr. 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm:
i love you
 
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Yolo22 said...
Apr. 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm:
B   E    A   U tiful
 
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Moonflawer said...
Apr. 1, 2013 at 9:49 pm:
This poem is very beautiful and deep! The words just flow together.
 
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. said...
Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:18 pm:
I was at an open mic and someone red this poem :/
 
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ZydeCopley said...
Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm:
This is a beautiful poem. I love the peice and hope to see more like it. 
 
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Jsbro said...
Mar. 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm:
At then end whilst saying you knew you were bound, I think that may represent your father holding you back
 
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Wedod2 said...
Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm:
This is...so messed up...
 
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buttercup13 said...
Mar. 20, 2013 at 3:44 am:
I really love this, you have spoken the words of many!
 
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CarrieElizabeth said...
Mar. 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm:
Just an ounce of constructive criticism-- rhyming poetry is not successful in post-modernist literature. If you are aiming to appeal to childrens literature, than you are on the right track...otherwise, stray away from the elementary-style rhyming words.
 
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babycease said...
Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm:
i love it. its pretty.
 
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bewhoyouare9607 said...
Feb. 28, 2013 at 2:25 pm:
i love this poem it represents  that your parents never want you to go that far but when you do and yo fall they will  always be there to make you steady again i least that what it means to to me ... awesome  poem !!!
 
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not_moon said...
Feb. 28, 2013 at 10:50 am:
i dont get it
 
ronanronan replied...
Mar. 11, 2013 at 10:39 am :
neither do i
 
Kaleigh DeCk replied...
Apr. 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm :
It means that his dad is keeping him from flying to freedom. When he said When I saw him pull a chain I knew I was bound. It means that his father is pulling him down and wont let him soar.
 
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