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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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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
 
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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Makaila. said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 9:05 pm:
Amazing. Simply amazing. 
 
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Dark_Mind said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm:
Very nice, could anyone read my poem Daddy's Little Girl
 
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CarolinaBoy23 said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 8:12 am:
This is really good. Very deep. Hey can anybody read mine and tell me how it is. im just starting
 
Mudder_Hacky replied...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm :

can do.

btw, yes, great job, Carl :D it was amazing :D

 
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Claydub This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 12:10 am:
The whole point of poetry is looking at the world from a different view. Contradictions contribute to poetry.
 
Brin11 replied...
Sept. 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm :
But scene's also contribute and I can't picture this. He starts out walking toward the water and ends up on stone.....it was just a little confusing while I read it.
 
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Rebel13This 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...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 5:35 pm:
This is good! I don't understand all of it though, just because some of the lines seem to contradict each other. Still good though, keep writing!
 
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Lizzy16 said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm:
I totally agree with mynameisgrace.
 
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-rollwithit.* said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 12:10 am:
Very intense, but totally understandable. I love it!
 
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mynameisgrace said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 9:43 pm:
i've never read anything like this before, it's amazing!
 
cindy92 replied...
Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:22 pm :
omg this poem is pure and mature and more elegant and how you express yourself rely on yourself to do more and more
 
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tehefreshy1 said...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 11:25 pm:
this was so beautiful.we all have different views on poems but this made me feel like u could prove someone wrong just to come into realization with the fact that...you are still bound.so beautifu.you did a great job :)
 
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emilybwrites said...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm:
wow this is fabulous! keep up the great work! please check out my poem "Forgotten Domain" and please comment!!!
 
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Blue4 said...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 9:39 am:

At loss of words. Simply nothing to say about something this great!

Can someone read some of my work, rate and comment? especially my two attempts at poetry ("The Violinist" and "For What Have All These People Died?"), I need to know how some of my first tries went.

 
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i<3m said...
Aug. 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm:
i love this poem i agree tat u should post more your a great writer
 
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sarah.xx said...
Aug. 8, 2011 at 6:43 am:
I love the depth in this poem and the hidden meaning. Truly remarkable.
 
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