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A tie.
Branding a boy into a man.
A contract that he didn't know he was signing.

He wears it tight,
Choking the playfulness out of him.
Reminding him that he will no longer have an imagination but work for a community where he has no say.

I watch as my daddy wraps it around his neck,
But only my mother can knot it just right.
I used to watch in wonder at the many ties hanging in his closet.

A tie.
Like a collar that he wears to remind him he is no longer a boy.
But that he is a man.



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carly_crizThis 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. said...
Dec. 31, 2013 at 8:25 pm:
hi, i just wanted to say that i absolutely think this is a great poem!
 
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themusicnerd said...
Dec. 31, 2013 at 8:20 pm:
That is a really good poem!  I like how it "flows" and I think that is a really good subject to write on, and definitely how you use the object the tie to express the subject :)
 
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