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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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EtherealLibretto said...
Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:59 am
A lot of kids feel trapped or bound by their parents expectations and I think you did a really great job capturing that in the poem. I love the rhyming scheme and the images of the ocean.
 
THATkidWHOSEpickedON This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:13 am
It was better than my team winning SUPER BOWL!!!
BOOOOOOO-YAAAAA
 
FlannelSkin This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 3, 2013 at 6:44 pm
simple. cool beans man.
 
Darylism said...
Feb. 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm
TeenInk.com/poetry/free_verse/article/523952/The-Nature-of-Manufacturing/ can everyone rate and comment on this, i would really appreciate it, thanks:)
 
katieRainbows said...
Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:54 pm
This poem is great it shows us that we are bound to our parents and that when we want to grow we have a hard time doing so because they want us to meet there expectations even if we want to meet our own
 
GeorgiaHall said...
Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:20 pm
Lovely poem though
 
GeorgiaHall said...
Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm
YO ENGLISH NERDS< read my poem 'White'
 
Lecksi_e said...
Jan. 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm
I really like the rhyme scheme! Really shows the innocence!
 
Darylism said...
Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:36 am
wow, just amazing! TeenInk.com/poetry/free_verse/article/523009/Death-is-Bliss/ comment and rate plz
 
MouseyAndCarr said...
Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm
Really Pretty Poem:D
 
Whompingwillow said...
Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm
great poem ;)
 
swivly said...
Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:03 am
This is really sweet and unique =)
 
seriouslyjustkidding said...
Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:36 am
Wow... (clap clap.) Well done!
 
nmk1128 said...
Jan. 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm
It was a very interesting poem; nice work. Please check out my poems and writings it would mean a lot (:
 
SpyceChik said...
Jan. 7, 2013 at 11:22 am
Ok, so I'm just sitting open-mouthed staring at the screen! This is amazing! I have no words! Just...wow! Icredible!
 
In_Love_with_Writing said...
Jan. 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm
This was very thought provoking! I liked it :) Please read, rate, and comment on some of my stories because it means so much to me :)
 
dallascowboys99 said...
Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm
That was really good! It touched my heart and I thought about the ending for a second. Speechless. Keep it up (:
 
hardtodescribe said...
Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:05 am
absolutely beautiful
 
Emma HP said...
Dec. 30, 2012 at 10:25 pm
This was wonderful! It touched my soul and that is not an easy task. You have a gift
 
Issy K. said...
Dec. 26, 2012 at 10:43 pm
This is fantastic!
 
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