What I Could Never Tell My Mother This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

February 1, 2008
What I could never tell my mother
Isn’t her fault; it’s mine
It’s things wrapped inside of me, coiled like wire with the filament exposed
She could accept them – those things – I’m sure
Maybe even love them the way she loves me; little puzzle pieces
That fell out of the box when we were putting it under the sofa
After we almost finished the puzzle together
But I hide them inside my deepest aorta
Keeping them safe because who wants to grab a still-beating heart?
It would kill me to take those secrets out
So my mother may know they exist
But she lets me keep them.
And maybe that’s the real secret, the one that
She doesn’t know –
It’s that I need some secrets of my own.

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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kaylababyluvsu said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 11:51 am
i rlly like this one, i ccan relate to this in so many ways
Lucky_Charm3 said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 11:08 am
Good Poem I loved it!! :)
$MB609$ said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 10:53 am
you know ya mom probably readin this rite now ?
bmmsrt said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 10:12 am
wow that is realy good i thank that ever 1 shold hear of it
BmmsNC said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:38 am
great poem i think its good to keep somethings from your mom
BmmsKP said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:33 am
Good Poem.
BmmsKP said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:32 am
I Can Relate Too This Poem...My Mom Doesnt Understand Alott Of Stuff. Love This Poem. Good Job !
bmmssm said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:54 am
i totaly agree my mom somtimes dosnt understand me 1 bit
BmmsBT said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 7:53 am
I really love this poem. I can really relate to it!!
lostlove16 said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 10:04 am
This is good. I can totally relate
chastity said...
Feb. 24, 2010 at 12:15 pm
This is so good i love it it is relative
RainieLee said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm
I can TOTALLY relate to this. 5 stars.
tibby said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm
thats really good!!! i feel the same way about my mom only i hate her...
CrystalJacquelineRevelation said...
Feb. 21, 2010 at 2:17 pm
I can relate...well written. I think it's lovely. : D
twiwrite said...
Feb. 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm
very pretty i love the last 6 stanzas.
zombieattack said...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 8:29 pm
This is so amazing, I can relate so well even when I get a different meaning every time I read it. Fabulous work, dear:)
PoetLaureate07 replied...
Feb. 17, 2010 at 9:38 am
I agree.... this is beautiful!!! Everyone needs a few secrets of their own!!!
hiddenemotions said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 9:29 pm
Amazing!! is all i can say!!
sedaracapree said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 8:06 pm
wow. that poem is amazing. ive read it about 30 times. i get a new meaning from it each time. thanks for sharing with us! by the way.... view my new poem. its my first one posted.. but im only 13 so cut me some slack... thanks(:
GreeGree said...
Feb. 3, 2010 at 1:12 am
Those secrets can hurt, they can build us, or they can tear us apart.
Absolutely love this poem. So real...
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