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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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astridianmayfly said...
Apr. 27 at 1:21 pm
I adore this
 
arteatsu said...
Apr. 13 at 9:40 am
This is truly great.
 
TheOneandOnlyDL said...
Mar. 31 at 9:07 pm
This scared me a little bit but in the way poetry should. Love it!
 
Aaliyah02 said...
Mar. 31 at 7:08 pm
At first I was like huh? then I was like hmmmm then I said Ohhhhh lol nice work
 
genessa.carney said...
Mar. 22 at 2:24 pm
Very good at hide the true meaning
 
Maddsloves said...
Mar. 21 at 12:06 pm
This took me a minute, but then I understood. Very deep.
 
StephanieluvsyouThis 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...
Mar. 17 at 5:50 pm
This is amazing!!!
 
ambivalentThis 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...
Mar. 16 at 7:53 pm
whoa ... love this
 
kandace_c1 said...
Mar. 2 at 10:16 am
this captures the feelings of many teens and their dreams and that they are on a chain and cant get off of it
 
Angdileo said...
Feb. 23 at 4:56 pm
This is an inspirational poem and amazing to know it was written by a teen. I hope Carl continues to write poetry as he grows older.
 
LionGrace said...
Jan. 20 at 8:11 pm
From the child's eye, and yet serene. wonderful, loved it.
 
ZJcancel said...
Jan. 11 at 1:15 pm
omg i feel like im on a chain i hate it and i wont ever be off
 
goat_lover_2.0 replied...
Apr. 7 at 2:57 am
cut the chain and fly high in the sky like katy perry's fireworks.
 
Mahalabelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 17, 2015 at 10:51 am
It almost seems as if he were a slave asking for freedom. Amazing job.
 
Dream_Bar22This 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...
Dec. 14, 2015 at 8:20 am
This is so perfect. You did an amazing job.
 
SomeoneOnTheInternet said...
Dec. 9, 2015 at 9:26 am
I absolutely love this poem, so meaningful, but not morbid
 
debasree said...
Dec. 8, 2015 at 4:26 pm
I love how this poem is childlike but meaningful :)))) you are goals
 
onlygirl2939 said...
Dec. 7, 2015 at 11:29 am
i love this and you are great
 
Ninrz said...
Dec. 4, 2015 at 7:11 pm
Amazing Work! ^.^
 
CharleyHeelis said...
Nov. 30, 2015 at 7:51 am
Please can you check out my piece called Fire or Ice everyone thanks! xoxo
 
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