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Daddy's Womb MAG

April 23, 2008
By Carl Haynes, Staten Island, NY

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.

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on Dec. 6 2016 at 3:21 pm
caroleeena BRONZE, Alta Loma, California
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That took such a nice, sharp turn, amazing work.

Bax21 said...
on Dec. 5 2016 at 7:45 am
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Favorite Quote:
'Be the best that you can be'

I really love tyhis it's pretty

on Nov. 1 2016 at 11:06 am
thelouisanaboy BRONZE, St.francisville, Louisiana
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you inspired me to right two poem look at them for me #feelyourpain

on Oct. 30 2016 at 11:12 am
victoria_kapusta PLATINUM, Ridgewood, New York
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I love the message of this poem !

on Oct. 26 2016 at 2:27 pm
lilsophz BRONZE, Jasper, Indiana
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This is so good @HeyItsMk

on Oct. 24 2016 at 10:16 am
jamiraaa BRONZE, Burlington , New Jersey
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this is such a beautiful poem

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on Oct. 19 2016 at 4:32 pm
Ellea SILVER, Touchet, Washington
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I absolutely love this poem, it is the type of poem that can mean different things for different people.

on Oct. 17 2016 at 8:40 am
GrahamElgin BRONZE, Anderson, South Carolina
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This is garbage.

on Sep. 28 2016 at 2:44 pm
Thetruthbehindme21 SILVER, Whitehall, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Young men's love lies not truly in their heart, but in their eyes. -Shakespeare

thats very good i like things like that i have a bunch of poems with my mom that i should post that are close to this.

on Sep. 15 2016 at 6:13 pm
KittyKat1201 SILVER, Hoschton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Live life like you own it"

Wow this is great!

on Sep. 15 2016 at 10:56 am
I absolutely love this!!! Please continue to write poems you are great with your words

on Aug. 25 2016 at 1:36 pm
Cadenza101 BRONZE, Wilmington , North Carolina
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my husband and I loved this pice you wrote please keep writing

Luminary said...
on Jul. 12 2016 at 12:11 pm
Luminary, New Delhi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Being in love with yourself first doesn't make you selfish,it makes you indestructible. :)

Woah! amazingly written :)

on Jun. 19 2016 at 10:50 am
YoungBeauty GOLD, Claremont, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
" Beauty isn't about having pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and a pretty soul"

This poem is so meaningful. It is a beautiful piece! Please keep writing!!

on Jun. 12 2016 at 5:22 pm
just-a-little-human BRONZE, -, Other
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Such a good poem. I love the rhymes, you've seriously got some talent.

on May. 21 2016 at 2:55 pm
dont.cry.little.girl. SILVER, Ooltewah, Tennessee
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Though I love my dad and have a great relationship with him, I appreciate this piece because I think it captures the power of this sort of relationship-even the bad ones.

on May. 9 2016 at 2:48 pm
Experiences_happen BRONZE, Shawnee, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Faking a smile is so much easier than explaining why you're sad."

fahters arent worth any persons time. At least mine doesnt deserve My time

Edawg1 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 29 2016 at 2:10 pm
Edawg1 BRONZE, Clinton, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
To be you, is to be free

you'll have to wait for me to type mine because i have work to do.

Edawg1 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 29 2016 at 1:36 pm
Edawg1 BRONZE, Clinton, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
To be you, is to be free

very good! your good at poetry i see. you know if you would have gone any deeper then there would've been no words to describe poetry that deep. read mine and see. okay?

on Apr. 29 2016 at 10:59 am
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This is the best poem I seen

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