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

February 1, 2008
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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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...
Apr. 6, 2010 at 6:47 pm
austins_girl replied...
Apr. 8, 2010 at 11:20 am
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 :)
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
notebookgirl said...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm
wow this describes me to a T thanks for writing
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!
Peace420 said...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 1:52 pm
Dude, you just described my relationship with my mom.
Very awesome poem
CoolBreeze This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm
THis was very well written . I also can't talk to my mom.
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
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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