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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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LiveLoveAnna said...
Aug. 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm:
This is so beautiful! Extremely touching and deep :)
 
Anonymous replied...
Aug. 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm :
I fell as if this comment is very unprofesional due to the fact that is it deep and touching like a girls naughty purse. When my kids view this innaporpriate comment. I don't want to have anything explaining to do. I fell as this is very neggative twards the lovely poem I have read. Thank you and good day sir.
 
MnM... replied...
Aug. 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm :
I MUCH AGREE WITH THE PERSION ABOVE.... THAT IS OUT OF QUESTIONING.
 
Jack23 replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm :
I also think this comment is very negative.
 
LiveLoveAnna replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 6:04 pm :
I'm sorry..In no way did I mean to offend anyone.
 
callie15 replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 7:49 pm :
Goodness, people! She clearly was not trying to be, as you call it, innapropriate. I say that many works are deep and touching and do not find it perverted...
 
LiveLoveAnna replied...
Sept. 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm :
Thank you, that's what I meant.
 
callie15 replied...
Sept. 3, 2011 at 1:18 am :
You're welcome :)
 
brenthewren replied...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 3:53 pm :
"anonymous" needs to get a life everyone knows you didn't mean it like that,  "anonymous" apparently has a very dirty mind, to take it as such.
 
secretholder replied...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm :
i agree it wasnt meant 2 be 'inappropriate' so jst go get a life nd quit dis'n ppl cuz u kno u cant compare!!! thank u ndi 2 think it wuz an amazing poem nd u need 2 let ppl spread their wings sumtimes
 
LiveLoveAnna replied...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 10:29 pm :
I completely agree! Thanks for understanding.
 
LiveLoveAnna replied...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm :
And you are welcome :) You have an amzing talent and I cannot get over how beautiful this is. String emotions must have been felt to write something so powerful. Never stop writting.
 
RayBaytheDinosaur replied...
Oct. 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm :
Geezz yu people are ridiculus. she said it was touching and deep. thats it. no hidden meaning >.> gosh everythings gotta have some secret little message now
 
RayBaytheDinosaur replied...
Oct. 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm :
I meant the first three people not yu last ones
 
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yousaypotato... said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 9:23 pm:
I still really dont understand it. I mean, the words flow beautifully. but i just cant find the meaning behind them. please explain
 
blackdevilangel replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 10:19 am :
His father won't let him experience new things. He is being tied to the ground.
 
Trixie.B.Rose replied...
Oct. 2, 2011 at 10:58 am :
I was also wondering, how the bound was related in the poem, you explained it perfectly! :)
 
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LRS14 said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm:
Wow, that was amazing.
 
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WhoWillCareIfEveryoneDied said...
Aug. 25, 2011 at 8:41 am:
Beautiful. i have work on here i would really appreciate it if you guys can check it out and tell me what you think. Thanks :) Keep up The amazing work :)
 
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ArtistGirlThis 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...
Aug. 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm:
I enjoyed this. I wish I had half as much talent as you have!
 
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