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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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MissFaber said...
Mar. 23, 2010 at 2:58 pm:
this was just one of those peoms where i cant stop feeling like the writer knows me personally. and that's a great thing to achieve when you write.
good job :)
if you could comment and rate of my stories that would be greatly appreciated
 
Jesus Lover replied...
Mar. 24, 2010 at 9:13 am :
That is a very cool poem! Some people wouldn't have enough strengh to say that
 
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notebookgirl said...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm:
wow this describes me to a T thanks for writing
 
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Kelsey W. said...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 11:44 pm:
This was very well written. I enjoyed the subject and I took it as you are able to talk to your mom but she doesn't need to know everything. Some things are just for you to know. I feel the same one. Great job!
 
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Peace420 said...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 1:52 pm:
Dude, you just described my relationship with my mom.
Very awesome poem
 
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Mar. 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm :
THis was very well written . I also can't talk to my mom.
 
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lilswtdrms said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 11:45 am:
this poem is good. i dont like to tell my mom things either. i feel the same way
 
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PeaveLoveMe(: said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 7:43 pm:
ohh i love this!!! this is an AHMAZING poem!!!!! would you mind checking my poems out? they aren't as awesome as yours tho (:
 
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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
 
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Lucky_Charm3 said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 11:08 am:
Good Poem I loved it!! :)
 
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$MB609$ said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 10:53 am:
you know ya mom probably readin this rite now ?
 
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bmmsrt said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 10:12 am:
wow that is realy good i thank that ever 1 shold hear of it
 
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BmmsNC said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:38 am:
great poem i think its good to keep somethings from your mom
 
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BmmsKP said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:33 am:
Good Poem.
 
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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 !
 
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bmmssm said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:54 am:
i totaly agree my mom somtimes dosnt understand me 1 bit
 
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BmmsBT said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 7:53 am:
I really love this poem. I can really relate to it!!
 
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lostlove16 said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 10:04 am:
This is good. I can totally relate
 
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chastity said...
Feb. 24, 2010 at 12:15 pm:
This is so good i love it it is relative
 
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RainieLee said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm:
I can TOTALLY relate to this. 5 stars.
 
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tibby said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm:
thats really good!!! i feel the same way about my mom only i hate her...
 
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