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

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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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AlcoholHarmony said...
Aug. 7, 2008 at 4:12 am:
Hey Carl, I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your poem. It reminds me of a personal experience. Keep up the Good Job.
 
shoelessjoe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm :
i've read this a thousand times and it's still fantastic :)
 
LilZo11 replied...
Jan. 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm :
hey anyone know how to find more works by this person if he has a poem like this im sure if he has others they must be pretty awsome too
 
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