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

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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CourtneyLove said...
May 19, 2010 at 9:27 am
Very Deep Poem & Easy To Relate To. Me & My Mom Are Very Close & I Tell Her Pretty Much Everything But Somethings, She Just Can't Know.
Berlynn said...
May 18, 2010 at 8:52 pm
This poem is deep. I so relate to this, I'm incredably close with my mom but there are things i wouldn't dare tell her.
Sasha H. said...
May 18, 2010 at 5:57 pm

i love this poem

moving and i hope you post more like these


Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 17, 2010 at 8:04 pm
this is great!!!
BlackKittie said...
May 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm
i can relate to this...
BiancaMarie said...
May 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm

ahmazingg hunn! i love itt

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Rulesofmyown said...
May 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm
very niceee
shafer15 said...
Apr. 24, 2010 at 2:19 pm
This is amazing. I mean what kid doesn't like to have a secret, something that only they know? I could really relate to this.
bamboom212 said...
Apr. 21, 2010 at 11:06 am
woww this is amazing. i luv the last few lines. this is so deep!! keep writinggg
ChristineJ said...
Apr. 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm
wow this is really expressive.!
emo_nerd951 said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
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bilbogirl said...
Apr. 2, 2010 at 6:48 pm
Beautiful! This is the poem that a friend showed me a year or so back that inspired me to start writing poetry! Please keep going
starlight26:) said...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 10:41 pm
Hehe very good !!!
ZAVERY said...
Mar. 31, 2010 at 4:20 pm
I love it! Five stars! *****
decembersun14 said...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm
wow this was really good. i liked how it was somewhere in between a short story and a poem. it was really deep and i can totally relate
DreamerForever said...
Mar. 29, 2010 at 10:17 am
This is a really great poem! Keep up the awesome work!
LaurenElizabethH said...
Mar. 24, 2010 at 4:11 pm
This is amazing! It says everything a person feels!
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 :)
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