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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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fall_from_grace said...
Dec. 26, 2009 at 10:06 pm
You are remarkable. I really adore this poem. It's complex and figurative enough to make you reread it, but somehow communicative enough to express pure feeling.
Ankit 0. said...
Dec. 26, 2009 at 2:48 am
Man is born free but is in chains everywhere said Rosseau.
Your poem is right.
life_of_a_leaf said...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm
Very interesting....good use of figurative language.
blondbunny1018 said...
Dec. 19, 2009 at 9:54 pm
This is amazing. You;re really talented. It makes me sad, and I'm not sure why.
Its very good :]
Holmes said...
Dec. 17, 2009 at 9:51 am
I'd be interested to find out what you think of some of my work if you would.
Holmes said...
Dec. 17, 2009 at 9:49 am
I really like this poem. I've read it many times and it just keeps giving me an awesome feeling. That's a great mind you have there.
Greenlamp said...
Dec. 16, 2009 at 3:35 pm
it is wierd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pearl♥ replied...
Dec. 17, 2009 at 2:53 pm
not weird...just different in a weird way lol!
something said...
Dec. 16, 2009 at 3:15 pm
NewDreamer said...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 6:37 pm
Wonderfully done. Loved it.
M.A.C. said...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 4:49 pm
amazing. write more.
kristinas-writtings said...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 11:01 am
I love this story. you have done an amazing job. keep writting please. words can't even begin to descirbe how good this is.
StevImanary said...
Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:12 pm
Your an amazing writer! That was awsome!
vpitts3200 said...
Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:15 am
this poem is very very good it reads as though you put lots of time and thought into it. Good job keep it up
unicornlover said...
Dec. 14, 2009 at 7:06 am
omg :) its amazing.
Aubrey B. said...
Dec. 12, 2009 at 8:00 pm
pure, thoughfull. keep up the good work, its amazing!
lolsmileyface(= said...
Dec. 11, 2009 at 7:13 pm
l;oooooove this poem
im sorry can i ask but its bin like 3 mouths since i rote my poems and they havent bin aproved yet how long it took your poems to be approved
DAIMON said...
Dec. 11, 2009 at 5:59 pm
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Jayla163 replied...
Dec. 26, 2009 at 12:54 am
now that just made me fall head over heels for that. very intense. keep writing i want to read 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!
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