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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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Aide T. said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 10:51 am
I really liked the message that this piece of poetry had. The part where he says that he saw his father pull on a chain; I felt a connection. yet I feel sad for him because of how his father cut him down.
Jason replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 12:44 pm
Well I dont feel a connection
Zap7861 said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 10:41 am
I enjoyed reading this poem, especially for its deeper meaning. I like it because of it's rhyme scheme and the warning sign given by the father. I had a little trouble understanding message in this poem, but in the end I feltthe message given by the father can be related by us all...
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
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
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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