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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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ExpRESsY0uRselF said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm
This was a really nice poem, but maybe you could make your message a little bit clearer. Also, if you have time, please check out my poem, The Girl Inside, and others. Thanksssss! :)
Valerie replied...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

Great poem!!!

BTW, ExpRESs YOuRselF, I love your screen name. Have you read a book called Paper Towns? There's a character who does that same thing...

ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm
Really? i totally have to read that! Thanks!
inkflowerKNC said...
Jun. 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm
it's pretty good, i like it.
Ang1996 said...
Jun. 9, 2011 at 11:27 am
I don't get it what dose this mean. other than that it sounds like its a good poem
Br11anna said...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm
Really nice poem!
Andrea L. said...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 9:22 pm
love it!! filled w/ lotsa emotion
RanaHewezi1998 said...
Jun. 4, 2011 at 11:23 am
it has good rythmes!
Highbarfreak87 said...
Jun. 3, 2011 at 11:00 am
Its such an odd poem to follow but its good!'
thedreamer said...
Jun. 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm
this is truely a beautiful poem seriously it is
torivix said...
Jun. 1, 2011 at 6:59 pm
I love this! it's so... mysterious, yet so down to Earth. keep writing, please!!!
WeAllBurn said...
Jun. 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm


i am wordless.


RahmaReads said...
May 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm
This is beautiful! You really have potential.
Rinilove32 said...
May 27, 2011 at 9:00 am
this poem is gorgeous!! i love it(:
Alicia :) replied...
May 27, 2011 at 10:53 am
Wonderful Poem !
Bdawg325 said...
May 27, 2011 at 7:55 am
Set up very well.
Faithful365 said...
May 26, 2011 at 2:39 pm
The peom was very well versed. You did a really good job at depicting what the protection of a parent can feel like.
krarthurs said...
May 26, 2011 at 2:08 pm
I loved this poem. The innocence is very apparent and the dialogue was perfect. Very good job, keep it up!
EyesofBlueFire said...
May 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm
I love this poem. It's deep, but leaves it so that your readers can interpret it in different ways. Very well written. :)
GabbyLynae13 said...
May 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm
LOVE IT....'nuff said
cara_ruegg said...
May 21, 2011 at 8:02 pm
Wow this is brilliant, and flowed very well.
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