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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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liv.poetfreak said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 4:29 pm:
Wow! I feel the EXACT same way with my mother. Very very well written.
 
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Milly.Hester said...
Aug. 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm:
its werid how that someone out there in the world is going through the same things you are...
 
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Unquie said...
Aug. 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm:
this so reminds mind me and my mom sometimes
 
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xximjustmexx said...
Aug. 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm:
I swear on my life that this poem describes my relationship with my mother. It's funny some things are so alike.
 
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broken.winged.raven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm:
i love this! me and my mom are exactly like this, i have always felt this way but never really been able to express it. you stole the words out of my heart :) keep writing
 
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ErisRose said...
Jul. 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm:
I love this poem, love how you use the word "aorta" great job!
 
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Lonexwolf said...
Jul. 30, 2011 at 11:21 am:
I can easily tell this came from this heart and you can easily relates this to many things. THis is a very truthful piece.
 
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lovetildeath said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 3:37 am:
Totally relatable :)
 
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Crazycheergirl96 said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm:
I love this one! I can really relate to what its saying(:
 
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matseyb03 said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 2:57 am:
Wow ; I haven't had time to go back and read some of your work ; and it is amazing.
 
matseyb03 replied...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 3:06 am :
whoops, i meant i've had some time to look through your work.
 
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AllysonMarie said...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 5:32 pm:
LOVE IT! Great work.
 
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inkersThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm:
I think every teenager can relate to this. It's very well written. I love the imagery. <3
 
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musicispassion said...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 12:21 am:
how do u get in the magazine do u just have a great poem that has billions of comments
 
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abby7 said...
Jun. 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm:
I love it i totaly feel the same way! i can relate so much wow sooo amazing i lovee it!!!!!!!!!!
 
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forever.dancing said...
Jun. 2, 2011 at 11:52 am:
excellent! it's funny becuz i am feeling the exact same way right now. its as if u took my feelings n changed them into words :) keep up the good work
 
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the.world.in.my.eyes said...
May 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm:
this is a great poem :) good job!
 
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artlover101 said...
May 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm:
I really like the ending :)
 
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featherssss said...
May 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm:
this is written very well. i can relate to this poem, there are a lot of things i cannot tell my mother and i enjoyed reading this poem, good job(:
 
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Jariel V. said...
May 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm:
good work i like that
 
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