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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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ToesInTheSand said...
Feb. 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm
I love this poem. Well done! I look forward to more of your work. 
 
austin3557 said...
Feb. 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm
wow amazing work!!!
 
Blair T. said...
Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:29 pm
Very good use of figurative language!
 
RazzieThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:59 am
Does anyone know how long it usualy takes for your submissions to be read?  
 
sweetangel4life replied...
Feb. 27, 2013 at 9:47 am
it normally varies from a couple days to even weeks. i had been waiting for one particular poem for maybe 2 and a half weeks! lol good luck and keep writng :)
 
dontspeak.sing said...
Feb. 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm
The piece was good, but I found it a little confusing. I like the idea of it though.
 
Aeryka said...
Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:59 am
Aw so cute I like it
 
TheSkyOwesMeRainThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm
Nice job! 
 
JennaLayne said...
Feb. 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm
This shows an underbelly or the unseen of parenting. One of the main goals of poetry!
 
anshikanagar This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:45 am
it shows parenting in a different light. love it
 
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
 
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