Rectangle: A Poem


If I was a rectangle,

I'd widen all my borders,

To form cozy, hidden corners,

My straight lines would be pillars of strength,

Locked together, housing secret angles above and beneath.


If I was a rectangle,

I would stand on principles that none could erase,

Overflowing with feeling, but only given a cold and empty face,

Unflexible and rigid, like a statue I'd stand,

A loving soul, yet without a tender, reaching hand.

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samsammy 4 years ago from Gangolli, Karnataka, India

nice poem Dear Ebower, I like it.. beautiful keep it up


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

samsammy: Thank you! I definitely shall continue. :)


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

great poem, i like it.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

cleaner3: Thanks! I'm glad you approve.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Intriguing imagination I have never seen before Ebower!

Hat's off! Love the way you have given such a powerful and strong character to a geometrical figure and written flawless verse!

"Unflexible and rigid, like a statue I'd stand,

A loving soul, yet without a tender, reaching hand."

The irony in the last line is... just.. great!


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

rahul0324: Thanks so much! I really appreciate your encouraging words. :)


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Erin, this is a brilliant piece of poetry! Voted up and shared!!!


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

iamaudraleigh: Thank you! :D


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misshill 4 years ago from United States

Interesting poem, I enjoyed reading it.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

misshill: Thank you; I'm glad you liked it!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Erin, great poem - thinking outside the box about something the shape of a box :o), I loved the widening borders to make cozy corners lines, really good.

Voted up and shared.


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

Great poem! I loved your unique personalization of the rectangle! Voted up!


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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

Ebower, this is such a creative idea, I love it! Write as a circle or a triangle next time, I'd like to see what you do with it :-)


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Jools99: Haha; that's funny. Thanks for commenting and voting!

Stephanie Henkel: Thanks so much!

mollymeadows: Thank you! That's a great idea; I'm definitely going to do that!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

awesome poem I love your poems

and stories

debbie


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Deborah Brooks: Thank you so much!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

Lovely poem Ebower, highly imaginative :) Voted up, beautiful, and awesome.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Olde Cashmere: Thank you! Thanks for voting. :)


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abbaelijah 2 years ago from Nigeria

nice description of a triangle in poetry form.

If I was a triangle

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