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

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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
Shhhh
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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mrbananaman9 said...
Apr. 7, 2009 at 1:40 am:
I can totally relate
 
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CutiePie said...
Apr. 5, 2009 at 6:33 pm:
this is so good. i can really relate because i have big secrets of my own
 
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angeleyes1995 said...
Apr. 5, 2009 at 5:22 am:
I can relate ur peom is beautiful please look at mines and comment tell me how u feel. Thanks
~angel eyes
 
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Ashley S. said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 2:54 am:
Excellent work! I've never been able to relate to anything better than this poem.
 
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DivaDarling said...
Mar. 31, 2009 at 9:48 pm:
This really reminds me of my life I have a lot of secrets I nver told my mom their no private but they mean a lot to me.
 
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AKlore said...
Mar. 31, 2009 at 9:35 pm:
I loved it! It was flawless and brilliant.
 
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stylinsista07 said...
Mar. 31, 2009 at 2:41 pm:
good job very well written
 
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annkaykay2011 said...
Mar. 31, 2009 at 1:54 am:
Deep. It has a nice sharp point of view and formatted very well. :)
 
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Miyavi27 said...
Mar. 30, 2009 at 6:36 pm:
Good, but lacking some more support...IDK..xD the imagery is spot on and the tone is present but not overpowering...Beaute'
 
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Scornedtruth said...
Mar. 27, 2009 at 12:35 am:
Wow it's wow
 
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Spiffykid2oxo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 26, 2009 at 8:17 pm:
Wow. Eye opening.
 
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Zori Bettar said...
Mar. 26, 2009 at 7:32 pm:
Very good, and pieced together nicely. I'm almost drawn to it. I had to read it twice =)
 
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Renaissance said...
Mar. 24, 2009 at 4:27 am:
Very sophisticated and well written.
 
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ziziluver91 said...
Mar. 24, 2009 at 12:42 am:
This poem is so true and good! i can totally relate to it completely..sometimes they are better off not knowing..
 
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project827 said...
Mar. 17, 2009 at 10:54 pm:
very good, very good.
 
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neenee111 said...
Mar. 17, 2009 at 8:31 pm:
I like how you worded the poem. It was great and I can relate.
 
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KittKat1119 said...
Mar. 17, 2009 at 12:39 pm:
I can totally understand the poem itz amazing and i feel what ur saying
 
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jessigene915 said...
Mar. 14, 2009 at 11:36 pm:
I really enjoyed reading this poem because your point is very clear and I can relate to what you are saying.
 
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mandygale77 said...
Mar. 14, 2009 at 4:41 pm:
Wow, that was really good! Deep, great language usage, the works. I'm not quite sure I agree with your point, as I'm actually pretty close to my mother (not my dad, though, ugh) but I understand it, at least. There's some things people just can't know.
 
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Tavy M. said...
Mar. 14, 2009 at 3:46 pm:
I totally see where you're coming from. My mother and I are very close and she says I can tell her everything, but there's always going to be something that she's better off not knowing. I don't keep these things secrets because I don't love her, it's just a necessary precaution. The comparison of secrets to puzzle pieces is very true. Once you obtain enough secrets they all start to put themselves together in a way that makes sense. Keep on writing, you're inspirational! :]
 
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