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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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cegsie44 said...
Mar. 25, 2010 at 7:00 am
truely a magnificant poem- very different, it pulled me in :) great job!
 
abbey92 said...
Mar. 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm
i really like this. its like they the rents tell u can be what ever you want, but only if they aprove of it.
its god i feel you
 
Doyouhavetheories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 20, 2010 at 7:13 am
This poem is practically exploding with emotions, and so little words to describe them. I love it.
 
SolvoAnimus said...
Mar. 19, 2010 at 3:00 am
New York! REPRESENT! lol
 
rh423 said...
Mar. 19, 2010 at 12:52 am
this was good! i feel like it would be good as lyrics
 
robert5512344 said...
Mar. 18, 2010 at 9:16 am
that was terrible
 
BleedingRose replied...
Mar. 18, 2010 at 10:52 am
I didn't think so. You comments are supposed to be constructive, would you at least say why you didn't like this? everyone has different tastes.
 
Shabanana said...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 11:04 am
I really enjoyed so poem so thank you!! I wrote a poem also about people not understanding how important family and friends are and it is also very deep. Check it out i think you might like it. its called Reflections.
 
yesimdarrian101 said...
Mar. 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm
I thought this poem was incredible. I can really relate to feeling like my parents are encouraging me, yet holding me back at the same time. amazing job. :)
 
Bree14 said...
Mar. 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Great job!!!!!
 
OliviaMiaKing said...
Mar. 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm
Wonderful.
 
awesome said...
Mar. 15, 2010 at 9:05 am
This is an awesome
 
Lisha said...
Mar. 14, 2010 at 9:38 am
Beautiful :)
 
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Mar. 13, 2010 at 8:40 pm
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steff123456789 replied...
Mar. 29, 2010 at 10:59 am
okay, nashy-poo. this had nothing to do with the poem. get with the program.
 
Alexis M. said...
Mar. 13, 2010 at 11:03 am
This poem is really good you are very poetic
 
starlight26:) said...
Mar. 13, 2010 at 10:24 am
Beautiful Poem!!! I loved It!!!
 
aspiring.author.09 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm
I do not understand this poem...could someone summarize/explain?
 
JohnO. replied...
Mar. 13, 2010 at 9:18 am
The key is in the title. Yes, this poem is a little strange. But the "bound" part is like the placenta in the womb. He does this weird change up from talking about jumping off the edge to being in the womb. It's....different.
 
aspiring.author.09 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm
Thank you for your help. I love the uniqueness of this poem and your explanation has helped me to further enjoy it. :)
 
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