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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8thOrion said...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 6:53 pm
I can almost relate to it...
unicornlover said...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 6:43 am
ur the biggest bost that ive seen thus far
SDBalla531 said...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 6:43 am
10 outa 10
Allegria-Starling said...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 5:49 am
Neat! It's definitely something I (and definitely other people) could relate to, and so well expressed ;)
kungfud00d said...
Jan. 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm
I really love your word usage and how the whole thing led up to the end. Very well written
irenerose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm
its really great. i feel the same with my mom unfortunately. you put it together well and so that it relates with others. double thumbs up
ilovetinkerbell said...
Dec. 23, 2009 at 8:19 pm
Great job. I love it because i always feel this way.
merry christmas,
Love_Me_Not said...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 4:39 pm
Wow. I enjoyed reading that. Sometimes I feel the same way.
*JustDance* said...
Dec. 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm
The last few lines were beautiful
writergirl22 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 13, 2009 at 9:09 pm
i love the last two lines :)
disneylover94 said...
Dec. 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm
<3 this is sooo good. i can totally agree with it. wonderful poem, very meaningful
Claire_Milan said...
Dec. 13, 2009 at 11:41 am
Definitely agreeing with you 100%....Take it to the top.... Keep it up....
Like*Whoa!!! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 8:20 pm
i love this beause i know exactly what the poem is saying, there a bzillion thousand things my mom doesnt know GREATGREATGREAT job :)
pearl♥ said...
Dec. 7, 2009 at 12:34 pm
i never keep secrets from my moma :( mainly cuz i know she'll figure it out on her own someday.
Reader:) said...
Dec. 3, 2009 at 10:29 pm
this makes me sad for some reason.
MRS.ROCHE said...
Nov. 30, 2009 at 12:08 pm
i am the same way with my mother... if you have time please check out my poems
DiceBaby said...
Nov. 29, 2009 at 12:31 am
This poem was really great and it really descibed exactly how i feel everyday. this poem really spoke to me. Great job. an i loved the way referenced the aorta of the heart. that was really creative.
.xCutMyLifeIntoPiecesx. said...
Nov. 27, 2009 at 6:32 pm
This seriously made me shiver. I really love it because it's so true, and you express it so beautifully! Keep writing. :)
scarletP said...
Nov. 24, 2009 at 3:25 pm
i absoluty LOVE this poem...it reminds me so much of my relationship with my mother. great job:)
xxMissingyouxx said...
Nov. 22, 2009 at 10:31 am
wow i really relate..it's like you want to tell her, but your afraid of what her reaction will be. but trust me her reaction will make you fell secure. i did it and my mom might still be a little quezy over my secret but she realizes how much guts it took to tell her. Keep on writing, don't stop please!
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