Daddy's Womb This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

April 23, 2008
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i asked my father if i could swim,
and he said that i would drown.
The Sea would imprison me – he said
if my feet had left the ground.

So i walked out to the water,
and cried out – how ’bout now!
He said, a little bit further, Son,
and then you’ll leave the ground.

i stepped on sand then stone,
from hollow ground to sturdy.
The sky was at my level as I
gazed at the birdie.

The Sea brought me a new idea,
the urge to flee to the high.

i asked my Father if i could fly,
and he said, sure, Son – go try.

i jumped as high as i could.
Still, i landed on the ground.
i saw my Father pull on a chain,
then i knew that i was bound.

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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today at 6:02 am
em.. good, i like
 
Bus3"> said...
today at 4:20 am
Fantastic poem,very nice
 
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Nov. 28 at 3:25 pm
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kristenjwang said...
Nov. 23 at 12:38 pm
ah, a fellow Staten Islander! This is beautiful!
 
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Nov. 22 at 4:07 pm
This is beautiful :)
 
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Nov. 22 at 4:02 am
yeps!hahahahahaahah
 
justarandomThis 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...
Nov. 12 at 12:31 am
this poem is amazing
 
KurdiG said...
Oct. 31 at 12:30 pm
Your work is extremely incredible.
 
shouldveknowfromthestart1 said...
Oct. 24 at 2:35 pm
i just have one thing to say and one thing only... shouldve known from the start
 
chancewalker said...
Oct. 24 at 2:34 pm
shoulda known from the start
 
Siri.Writes said...
Oct. 17 at 2:39 pm
At first, I was confused, but this is absolutely marvelous. I envy you amazing literature skill.
 
Milo_J_HenryThis 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...
Oct. 15 at 8:47 pm
Love the contrasting imagery in this! Very unique, keep up the good work.
 
jessiiThis 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...
Oct. 11 at 5:18 pm
wow... this is beautiful
 
Justin11111 said...
Oct. 10 at 12:24 pm
It's alright
 
Galacti.BunThis 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...
Oct. 5 at 12:30 pm
This poem is so amazing, I love the twist at the ending!
 
dwood said...
Sep. 17 at 10:53 pm
The talent that this poem possesses...
 
MashedPotatoes said...
Sep. 17 at 9:22 pm
This is really nice
 
tfyoyaThis 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...
Sep. 17 at 1:20 pm
amazing really talented
 
Anya3727 said...
Jun. 4 at 4:01 pm
Reakky love your writing style!
 
eshaansoman said...
Apr. 16 at 9:17 pm
awesome piece!
 
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