The Box Poem


The Box



As I prepare my body for burial

I put you all away

Hope, love, lust

I lay my body in a tomb

I do miss you

You cannot be found-hidden

Although I keep you in a box-tightly bound

You are with me-but inaccessible

I keep you in the box

Hope love and lust-forgiveness too

You have let me down so I imprison you

I hide you under my heart wrapped in anger

You are there-I hate you

Still I keep you with me

In hopes I use you again

Seal my body and heart away

Don’t forget the box



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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California Author

Thank you for the wonderful comment. I am glad you enjoy my poetry. We all feel that way I think at times in our life. I appreciate you taking your time to read my poems. Thanks again

Kim


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Wow - Fantastic poem about a subject I can relate all too well.

I am a lover of poetry and you did not disappoint.


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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California Author

@wrenfrost56 Thank you for your comments I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. I meant it to express a struggle that I think most people have been through in their lives at one time or another. I did write it during a personal struggle I was going through but thankfully made it out!


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wrenfrost56 4 years ago from U.K.

Beautiful piece, I sort of felt a bit sad after reading it though, not in a bad way just in a thoughtful way. Rated up, thank-you for sharing something so personal.


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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California Author

@barbergirl Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my poem. I am glad you enjoyed it.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

When I first stopped in hear I wasn't really expecting that. But what a great and beautifully written poem full of meaning!


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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California Author

Thank you billybuc, I appreciate your comments.


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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California Author

Thank you Vellur :) we need to feel free don't we?


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Dark...sad....and beautifully written. Open to several interpretations and that's what I like about it most.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

We should all break free and be proud of who we are and enjoy being who we are. Great poem.

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