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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.

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jossette said...
Mar. 17 at 3:32 pm
I love it, it captures my feelings so well
 
anna2000 said...
Mar. 11 at 2:53 pm
I have read through this poem so many times and it keeps getting better. Good Work!
 
Anonwriter1821 said...
Mar. 9 at 10:59 pm
Amazing I love it.
 
MasheyDino_14 said...
Mar. 5 at 11:57 am
Pretty good. I LUV IT!
 
Kay_Cruz said...
Feb. 26 at 10:48 am
This remind me so much of myself
 
JabrielAndrews said...
Feb. 21 at 10:09 pm
this has purpose
 
Sonic-BoomThis 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. 21 at 10:05 pm
This poem makes me feel a little bit mor understood in the context of fatherly....conflicts
 
KrustyKrabPizza said...
Feb. 21 at 2:22 am
I simply think this is beautiful. It's short, which I love, but so powerful. I love the complexity of it. Amazing!
 
calistareese said...
Feb. 20 at 2:22 am
I have read this repeatedly for the last 10 minutes and I can't get over how raw and beautiful it is.
 
nelehjrThis 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. 19 at 10:34 am
Beautiful yet sad...I wish I had more to offer comment wise...
 
SelfieSophie said...
Feb. 17 at 5:32 pm
Really amazing work here love the rhymes but what was the inspiration?
 
sheridan.leigh said...
Feb. 11 at 6:03 pm
I love this.
 
FinditKeepit said...
Feb. 10 at 12:07 pm
It's awesome, really and the word choice is marvelous. Keep writing such good stuff!
 
artfromtheheart55 said...
Jan. 25 at 7:55 pm
This spoke to me :)
 
beAWESOMEstayAWESOMEThis 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. replied...
Mar. 18 at 6:07 pm
LOl i know right.
 
sammyyyyyyyyyyyy said...
Jan. 23 at 5:24 pm
I really like your poem!
 
RedPanda said...
Jan. 23 at 10:21 am
amazing. this is fantastic!!! Keep writing, this is really good.
 
rosevomitThis 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...
Jan. 16 at 9:02 pm
I love dissss yoooo
 
gemma_ryu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 13 at 1:38 pm
Amazing! Keep writing!!
 
AllyssaWrites said...
Jan. 12 at 9:48 am
This is fantastic, I really love the subtle rhyme that adds to the light hearted feeling of this poem. (:
 
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