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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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matthew97 said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 8:42 pm
This is a truly great poem.
 
Artemis--Sherwood said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 5:10 pm
I'm not sure exactly what the meaning is, but it makes me think. That's always good. :)
 
soniaeli141 said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm
Wonderful poem. =) Feel free to take a look at mine.
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm
good poem    
 
Natasha1994 said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm
this is a good poem
 
BoBbY said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 10:14 am
This Was An Amazing Poem (5 *'s). It Really got Me Thinking About The Meaning Behind It Still Thinking About It As I Write This!!
 
BrittaneyPeacockThis 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. 18, 2011 at 8:05 am
This is a great Poem you did, keep up the great work.
 
East17 said...
Oct. 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm
This is great, return the favor and comment on mine? :) it would be greatly appreciated
 
summerlengyel said...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 7:22 pm
Wow, that's beautiful. Makes me think
 
GirlWhoWrote said...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 6:34 pm
Great job! This poem really made me think. And... speaking of poetry... go check out mine! I only have two, so it's not too hard...
 
CrystalMarie said...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 11:39 am
This poem is amazing!
 
RandomRanda said...
Oct. 12, 2011 at 8:46 am
it was good.  go look at my poems!
 
MissUnderStood.2011 replied...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 12:02 pm
you dont have an poems -__-
 
RandomRanda replied...
Oct. 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

they havnt added them yet

 

 
RobynCornejo said...
Oct. 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm
This is really good! 
 
hiddenpoet567 said...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm
Wow, that was really great. I really look forward to reading your other works
 
Eulalia J. said...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 10:57 am
Great poem, thought provoking and intelectual...
 
Greenpaw said...
Oct. 6, 2011 at 11:33 pm
Wow, this poem was magnificent. Check out my poem, please? I only have one so it shouldn't be too hard to find.
 
emilybwrites said...
Oct. 6, 2011 at 7:43 pm
i love this so much! please keep writing!! and everyone, please check out my poem "Forgotten Domain" and comment/rate thanksss:)
 
swimster16 said...
Oct. 6, 2011 at 7:01 pm
I absolutely understand what you mean by this poem and the relationships on how parents are afraid to let their kids go, but it will have to happen.  Very good!!!
 
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