Can't Put Me in a Box: A Short Lyrical Poem

Don't put me in a box,

you'll hate when I break it.

I’m never getting in,

I never need to fake it.

I’m not cookie cutter clean

and no I don’t hate it.

I’m rough around the edges,

My face lightly shaded.

Hated by pretenders,

who pose for the camera,

I dance with life’s rhythms,

jump on every stanza.

I move with those punches,

even when they're landed.

I fake out my reflection

and he just can’t stand it.

I eat life like a peach,

while you whine about the fuzz,

Bees making honey,

you complain about the buzz.

I say it’s still sweet,

and you want to know why?

I fall like a peach,

So, I can learn how to fly.

So, as high as I can float,

I’m landing on the moon.

Neil may have beaten me,

but I know I’ll be there soon.

Cloud nine is nice,

but my heaven's even better.

When you escape your box,

don’t bother with a letter.


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V Qisya 4 years ago

"If I didn’t fall like a peach,

I’d never learn how to fly".

...Well, it's true :D

Hey, writer! This sounds good to me. I'm humming and strumming :D I love it, Brian. Up and away!


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Christine- Haha yeah I was having some fun with this one. Thanks for the compliments!


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Christine P Ann 4 years ago from Australia

love this one too especially 'i eat life like a peach while you whine about the fuzz' very creative and I like your way with words :)


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LVidoni5 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Joshuad, Thanks for the comment. You should share some of your songs. You have a great collection of hubs though. JinnyMarte, maybe I'll try... thanks again.


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Joshuad 5 years ago from The World Of Making The Assumed Impossibilities Possible.

Yeah, ama lyrics, songwriter also and I enjoy this. This is so beautiful and great.

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