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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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Cupcakealia said...
Sept. 8, 2010 at 9:46 am

this is such a lovely piece!!!

 

 
summer rose123 replied...
Oct. 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm
its really pretty and graceful
 
Phantom_Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 3, 2010 at 10:49 am
Incredibly well written with a beautiful, relatable theme. The ending was perfect, it kind of left you wondering, but not too much. You are a great writer.
 
xXDeadxSoulXx said...
Aug. 25, 2010 at 11:28 am

This is REALLY good and I love it....I can totally relate to this in some ways and kinda cant in others......So yea uhm great job haha......

 

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Ramonda S said...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm
I really enjoyed reading this! I love this
 
Lizz17 said...
Aug. 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm
I have to say that this is amazing but, what's it about? at first i thought it was about a pregnant teenager but then i looked up the word aorta and it was part of the heart. is it about drugs or something? Either way, it's still good.
 
brown.sugar said...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 6:59 pm
good poem. can you check out mine
 
krissi.love7 said...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 7:07 pm
wow... perfect timing :) this is really good. i like it a lot.
 
Delilah_Delusion said...
Jul. 25, 2010 at 5:42 am

I love that you found a way to use 'aorta' in poetry ^^

It's beautiful. good work. 

 
Aylleen K. said...
Jul. 24, 2010 at 1:52 pm
i love this!!!!!! its deep . :]]] look at my poems if u can ;)
 
Samantha D. said...
Jul. 22, 2010 at 6:49 pm
this is absolutely GREAT!!! Excellent job!
 
CarolynQ said...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm
Gosh, I like this,  I like the way you described the secrets as puzzle pieces and I can definately relate to this piece. Good job I enjoyed it, please look at my poetry  if you have time. :)
 
MaKayla1513 said...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm

this is amazing! I can really realte to it, because thats how some of my family members are. Keep it up!

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arharrison said...
Jun. 29, 2010 at 10:33 pm
I really like this too,it reminds me of a lot of different this,great job and keep writting =]
 
polyprincess16 said...
Jun. 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm
i like this one. its really good and i agree that everyone needs to haves something to keep to yourself.
 
made-in.detroit said...
Jun. 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm
love the poem!!
 
Jesus_Freak said...
Jun. 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm
My mom really does listen to me, but I totally agree that we need some secrets of our own.
 
cphertz08 said...
Jun. 29, 2010 at 12:56 pm
i love this because i wish my mom would listen to me too. 
 
ShenelleCrystalx3 said...
Jun. 18, 2010 at 11:24 am

That was so good ! Amazing writer ! Don't ever stop :)

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TheSummoningFreak said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 6:30 pm
this is freat and i love it.
 
VivaLaVivy said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 11:26 am
I really like this poem but at the same time it makes me a little sad because I wish my mother would listen to me at all but I guess that's why she's not around anymore! Anyways I love it!!! =] xoxo
 
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