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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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epcelia said...
Nov. 17, 2009 at 11:47 pm:
when i read this i was like can this poem be real? haha its sooo good.
 
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Ms.me_2 said...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 4:32 pm:
Omg this was deep
 
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chrisbriones said...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 9:48 pm:
no! never believe such things! dont you ever allow yourself to see such an intangible chain which bounds you!
cherish your father. cherish everything he's done....before you regret it like i
 
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Lanae said...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 12:00 pm:
awesome poem =)
 
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Nanna said...
Nov. 14, 2009 at 10:22 pm:
I really like this : ) Nice job!
If you could, please check out 'Waiting'
Thank you : )
 
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albert312 said...
Nov. 14, 2009 at 7:23 pm:
cleverly fabricated:).
 
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Kazy said...
Nov. 14, 2009 at 6:26 pm:
wow..
that was moving.!
It was very good.
 
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bri_bo94 said...
Nov. 12, 2009 at 4:50 pm:
That is so sad. very good, keep writing
 
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AndThisIsReal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm:
This is really good, no wonder it got so many comments. :D
Keep writing.
 
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cheerchick90210 said...
Nov. 12, 2009 at 9:26 am:
awesome poem
 
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ihunt said...
Nov. 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm:
you are very good poet. good job at writing it
 
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Inevitable_Anxiety said...
Nov. 10, 2009 at 7:43 pm:
This poem was brilliant. I can tell you have a future in poetry, writing in general. I was pleased to read it
 
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lunarbabe said...
Nov. 10, 2009 at 2:23 pm:
wow this is amazing. the visual you give is amazing. i love it
 
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Barbra said...
Nov. 10, 2009 at 11:14 am:
I didn't really like the style, but I adored the emotion.
I don't think you are ever really bond to someone or something unless you let yourself be.
 
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PoetOfNyx16 said...
Nov. 9, 2009 at 1:47 pm:
its amazing, this poem is very excellent. its deep and just all around wonderful.
 
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lauren_b said...
Nov. 9, 2009 at 1:27 pm:
I liked this poem.. really good.. great job..
 
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Breezy981 said...
Nov. 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm:
Wow this was very touching..you are a great writer..keep it up! if you have time could you read my poem "Guess i had it coming" please
 
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ariwrites94 said...
Nov. 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm:
Wonderful job!!!! you are a talented writer and keep up the good work! if u have time please check out my poem called "Sensitive Am I" and rate and leave a comment. Thanks and keep writing!
 
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Castrol said...
Nov. 6, 2009 at 10:59 am:
This is a really good poem. It seems you are reflecting one one's self. I like it. =]
 
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LeilaniLives said...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 2:19 pm:
I'm making a wild throw out- maybe this piece is religious? And his Father is God himself ? Seems to me. Beatiful.
 
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