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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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AmericanMoth said...
Oct. 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm:
What can I say that hasn't already been said? This is gorgeous!! This is the type of poetry that will be printed in textbooks for the next generation to read. 
 
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SaKarias said...
Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:14 am:
I really liked this poem, it was so sensitive and dramatic. It was so realistic, the second verse was the one that really caught my attention. I really liked the rythm and the rhyme. Maybe you would like to check the grammar, but I hope you keep on writing. Because you just got yourself a new fan! :)
 
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Teemie said...
Oct. 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm:
Very Beautiful
 
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Jennna said...
Oct. 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm:
beautiful. 
 
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taylor_baby07 said...
Sept. 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm:
Loved it!!!! one of my favs!  
 
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Andrew121957 said...
Sept. 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm:
Love<3 :D
 
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sweetheart1998 said...
Sept. 23, 2012 at 10:52 am:
i really love this !
 
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JNikole15 said...
Sept. 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm:
This is amazing...I totally understand the feelings
 
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Emily_Greene said...
Sept. 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm:
Very nice and from an innocent point of view.
 
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JadaA said...
Sept. 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm:
this poem is awesome... it really made me think!
 
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SHEWHOBELIEVED said...
Sept. 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm:
i really find this to be different and uniqe. please check me out sometime too. At SHEWHOBELIEVED
 
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Miss_Lady said...
Sept. 16, 2012 at 9:41 am:
I found this very imaginative and original. I love poems written this way. It makes me feel like a little girl again on an adventure, ready to do and try anything. I think that as we grow older we grow more cautious when sometimes we just need to take a big leap. This poem was very inspiring.
 
shapeshifter56 replied...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm :
We actually studied your poem in English class! How crazy is that? I was thinking, "I recognize this from somewhere...oh my gosh! It's from teenink!" Anyways, I love this poem. I didn't get it at first, but the more I read it, the more I like it. Great job!
 
Zeesrock replied...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm :
I agree with Miss_Lady, this poem makes you want to go on adventures!
 
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Dan.Kelly95 said...
Sept. 14, 2012 at 11:02 am:
Ahh this was deep.
 
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feliciaannbro3 said...
Sept. 14, 2012 at 10:40 am:
omg this was amazing! i love it <3
 
Kevin.leal95 replied...
Sept. 14, 2012 at 10:41 am :
lyk OMG it touched my heart
 
feliciaannbro3 replied...
Sept. 14, 2012 at 10:44 am :
i know right !?!?!?!?!?!
 
Kevin.leal95 replied...
Sept. 14, 2012 at 10:51 am :
TOTALLY!!!!!
 
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kaiterbug said...
Sept. 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm:
I found this really painful to read. I mean I think if you are going to make a poem that rhymes at least come up with some better rhymes. You could use some assonance or some slant rhymes, you didn't have to be so blunt. This really reminded me of a bad childrens book. 
 
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