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

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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sheridan.leigh said...
Feb. 11, 2015 at 6:03 pm
I love this.
FinditKeepit said...
Feb. 10, 2015 at 12:07 pm
It's awesome, really and the word choice is marvelous. Keep writing such good stuff!
artfromtheheart55 said...
Jan. 25, 2015 at 7:55 pm
This spoke to me :)
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Mar. 18, 2015 at 6:07 pm
LOl i know right.
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Jan. 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm
I really like your poem!
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Jan. 23, 2015 at 10:21 am
amazing. this is fantastic!!! Keep writing, this is really good.
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Jan. 16, 2015 at 9:02 pm
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gemma_ryu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 13, 2015 at 1:38 pm
Amazing! Keep writing!!
AllyssaWrites said...
Jan. 12, 2015 at 9:48 am
This is fantastic, I really love the subtle rhyme that adds to the light hearted feeling of this poem. (:
dglee917 said...
Jan. 7, 2015 at 12:26 am
I honestly don't get it
JoieRenee said...
Jan. 5, 2015 at 10:15 am
Truly amazing!
BlossomM.This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 1, 2015 at 8:01 pm
Very well done. I could clearly see it and I found the theme interesting. Good job and beautifuly done.
DietCoke said...
Dec. 28, 2014 at 4:50 pm
This is beautiful.
AlexDeWriter replied...
Mar. 6, 2015 at 9:58 am
Wow this as beautiful
-L.k.R- said...
Dec. 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
I feel the emotions very clearly. I'm looking forward for your new works.
Jacob G. said...
Dec. 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm
Absolutely Beautiful.
Inmind said...
Dec. 19, 2014 at 8:43 am
I like this
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Dec. 10, 2014 at 5:12 pm
Beautifull. I look forward to more of your work.  
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Dec. 10, 2014 at 8:07 am
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