Daddy's Womb This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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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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jamiraaa said...
Oct. 24, 2016 at 10:16 am
this is such a beautiful poem
 
ElleaThis 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...
Oct. 19, 2016 at 4:32 pm
I absolutely love this poem, it is the type of poem that can mean different things for different people.
 
GrahamElgin said...
Oct. 17, 2016 at 8:40 am
This is garbage.
 
Jessie20500 replied...
Feb. 28 at 2:21 pm
@GrahamElgin wow rude
 
Thetruthbehindme21 said...
Sept. 28, 2016 at 2:44 pm
thats very good i like things like that i have a bunch of poems with my mom that i should post that are close to this.
 
KittyKat1201 said...
Sept. 15, 2016 at 6:13 pm
Wow this is great!
 
tre.ashleymarie said...
Sept. 15, 2016 at 10:56 am
I absolutely love this!!! Please continue to write poems you are great with your words
 
Ramsey123 said...
Aug. 25, 2016 at 1:36 pm
my husband and I loved this pice you wrote please keep writing
 
Luminary said...
Jul. 12, 2016 at 12:11 pm
Woah! amazingly written :)
 
YoungBeautyThis 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...
Jun. 19, 2016 at 10:50 am
This poem is so meaningful. It is a beautiful piece! Please keep writing!!
 
Helena-P said...
Jun. 12, 2016 at 5:22 pm
Such a good poem. I love the rhymes, you've seriously got some talent.
 
E.Inis said...
May 21, 2016 at 2:55 pm
Though I love my dad and have a great relationship with him, I appreciate this piece because I think it captures the power of this sort of relationship-even the bad ones.
 
Experiences_happen said...
May 9, 2016 at 2:48 pm
fahters arent worth any persons time. At least mine doesnt deserve My time
 
Edawg1 said...
Apr. 29, 2016 at 2:10 pm
you'll have to wait for me to type mine because i have work to do.
 
Edawg1 said...
Apr. 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm
very good! your good at poetry i see. you know if you would have gone any deeper then there would've been no words to describe poetry that deep. read mine and see. okay?
 
JamesHenderson said...
Apr. 29, 2016 at 10:59 am
This is the best poem I seen
 
astridianmayfly said...
Apr. 27, 2016 at 1:21 pm
I adore this
 
arteatsu said...
Apr. 13, 2016 at 9:40 am
This is truly great.
 
TheOneandOnlyDL said...
Mar. 31, 2016 at 9:07 pm
This scared me a little bit but in the way poetry should. Love it!
 
Aaliyah02 said...
Mar. 31, 2016 at 7:08 pm
At first I was like huh? then I was like hmmmm then I said Ohhhhh lol nice work
 
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