Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Daddy's Womb This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By
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.




Join the Discussion


This article has 1889 comments. Post your own!

DAIMON said...
Dec. 11, 2009 at 5:59 pm:
There has been Romeo and Juliet...Edward and Bella...I give Darian and Clara in...
"RAZED EXPECTATIONS"
Wisps of smoke danced into the wintry air from my lips, creating ornate designs that could never be replicated. I carefully tilted the corners of my lips into a smile that I meant to be wry. Of course, it's difficult to articulate emotions that I can't feel, but I find that irony is relatively simple to demonstrate. I inhaled the toxic vapors of the cigarette... (more »)
 
fall_from_grace replied...
Dec. 26, 2009 at 10:19 pm :
I love this story. PLEASE make it possible for us to read more!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
DAIMON said...
Dec. 11, 2009 at 5:57 pm:
"RAZED EXPECTATIONS" It continues...
Her lovely green eyes shifted into hard emeralds.
“What do you know about me, Dare? And what’s so wrong with having dreams? And why are you talking to me like that? I was simply commenting on the sunset.” She tossed her red curls, clearly miffed.
I lifted my chin, and blew smoke in her face. It was easier on me when she was angry. I don’t know why she bothered with me. Why she was brave enough to confro... (more »)
 
Lucy4himnotu replied...
Dec. 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm :
um, i would like to say that I have never been so entranced by a story as I was this one. And I kind of sound like any idiot because for once cannot find the words to describe how amazingly well written that was...
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
shaquillle said...
Dec. 11, 2009 at 11:43 am:
i like your poem keep writing poems they are realy good.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Khris R. said...
Dec. 11, 2009 at 11:38 am:
you're doining a great job keep it up and you will be as good as me
 
Khris R. replied...
Dec. 11, 2009 at 11:39 am :
ki9;p./}=u
bnn hn hm hxd
 
JOHNYILOVEYOUSOMUCH replied...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 2:50 am :
OMG UR REALLY TALENTED LIKE REALLY WOW DATS REALLY GOOD :D KEEP IT UP
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
yolo95 said...
Dec. 11, 2009 at 11:36 am:
this is good keep up the good work
 
Khris R. replied...
Dec. 11, 2009 at 11:40 am :
HEY YOLO WHATS UP
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
~Snickers~ said...
Dec. 9, 2009 at 1:16 pm:
No words can discribe it. All i can say is Wow; and even that doesn't add to it
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
pearl♥ said...
Dec. 7, 2009 at 12:28 pm:
great message O_ keep up the good work!!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Marlene C. said...
Dec. 6, 2009 at 7:20 pm:
This poem really is amazing! I can totally relate! Great Job! I can't wait to hear more!!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
ChloeAills said...
Dec. 5, 2009 at 11:37 pm:
One Word: "Talent" (:
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
StarWolf said...
Dec. 5, 2009 at 11:26 pm:
Your writing is inspiring. It birngs me places i idn't know i could go! Keep writing. THis piece is genius!!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Emely J. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 4, 2009 at 5:59 pm:
Wow! This is AMAZING! You should really consider a career with writing! Who knows:You could became the next Maya Angelou! LOL!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Nicole B. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 3, 2009 at 10:44 pm:
This is really superb. Your comparison between the examples of freedom and the imagery of being captured was very - well, for lack of a better word - poetic. I felt like it reached out and stroked my cheek.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Sayummi said...
Dec. 2, 2009 at 5:33 pm:
amazing writing......i love it!! keep writing ur very good
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Holmes said...
Dec. 2, 2009 at 1:20 pm:
really really good! i like it
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Grahmmy said...
Dec. 1, 2009 at 10:49 pm:
This is great, but I'm saddened that I can never seem to see mine commented on...
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
adeladesp said...
Dec. 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm:
I absolutely love this.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Site Feedback