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

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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LiveLoveAnna said...
Aug. 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm
This is so beautiful! Extremely touching and deep :)
RayBaytheDinosaur replied...
Oct. 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm
I meant the first three people not yu last ones
yousaypotato... said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 9:23 pm
I still really dont understand it. I mean, the words flow beautifully. but i just cant find the meaning behind them. please explain
blackdevilangel replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 10:19 am
His father won't let him experience new things. He is being tied to the ground.
Trixie.B.Rose replied...
Oct. 2, 2011 at 10:58 am
I was also wondering, how the bound was related in the poem, you explained it perfectly! :)
LRS14 said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm
Wow, that was amazing.
WhoWillCareIfEveryoneDied said...
Aug. 25, 2011 at 8:41 am
Beautiful. i have work on here i would really appreciate it if you guys can check it out and tell me what you think. Thanks :) Keep up The amazing work :)
ArtistGirl said...
Aug. 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm
I enjoyed this. I wish I had half as much talent as you have!
Makaila. said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 9:05 pm
Amazing. Simply amazing. 
Dark_Mind said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm
Very nice, could anyone read my poem Daddy's Little Girl
CarolinaBoy23 said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 8:12 am
This is really good. Very deep. Hey can anybody read mine and tell me how it is. im just starting
Mudder_Hacky replied...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm

can do.

btw, yes, great job, Carl :D it was amazing :D

Claydub This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 12:10 am
The whole point of poetry is looking at the world from a different view. Contradictions contribute to poetry.
Brin11 replied...
Sept. 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm
But scene's also contribute and I can't picture this. He starts out walking toward the water and ends up on was just a little confusing while I read it.
Rebel13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 5:35 pm
This is good! I don't understand all of it though, just because some of the lines seem to contradict each other. Still good though, keep writing!
Lizzy16 said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm
I totally agree with mynameisgrace.
-rollwithit.* said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 12:10 am
Very intense, but totally understandable. I love it!
mynameisgrace This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 9:43 pm
i've never read anything like this before, it's amazing!
cindy92 replied...
Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:22 pm
omg this poem is pure and mature and more elegant and how you express yourself rely on yourself to do more and more
tehefreshy1 said...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 11:25 pm
this was so beautiful.we all have different views on poems but this made me feel like u could prove someone wrong just to come into realization with the fact are still did a great job :)
emilybwrites said...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm
wow this is fabulous! keep up the great work! please check out my poem "Forgotten Domain" and please comment!!!
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