Within This Well Worn Box


Within This Well Worn Box

My life in an old tattered cardboard box
Bound by fraying yellowed string
The exterior weathered by the years
Not an area from top to bottom that hasn't been stressed in every way 
You would think that it would have fallen apart
An aging box thats traveled far and wide
It's been marked upon each and every side
Every corner somewhat torn
Each crease well leathered and worn
However as we all know
Its not the abuse that the box endures
It matters not what it looks like on the outside
It's what lies deep on the inside 
My box was constructed 
To hold but one valued treasure
And only one person has truly reached all the way within
To experience all my love
As I had but one gift to give
She accepted the contents of my greatest possession 
She will own my heart forever

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MidnightPoet commented on Within This Well Worn Box


Thgank you for liking my poem. I liked this one as well.

bluewolf commented on Within This Well Worn Box


It is often said that home is where the heart is; thus it matters little the number of ménages one may lay claim to-the heart is truly the final resting place. Well said.

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

soulwriter’s Poems (53)

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Within This Well Worn Box 2
A Writer's Amnesia 2
Contentment 2
Love Hurts 6
Sadistic Captivity 0
Within This Glass 2
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L I M B O 21
Beautiful Stranger 19
Symbolic Differences 17
Drowning in a Sea of Me 18
Without Fail 16
Oil Painting 12
Beneath the Tree 42
Pretty Bullets 32
Wishing Her Well 18
The Death of Life 22
Don’t Live Without Love 17
Never Ever After 14
Nature's Little Surprises 16
Love, Lust, and Lingering Sensations 13
My Haunting Heart 17
Weathering The Winds of Trust 12
Do That Again Please 21
Love's Coffin 48
It Hurts 31
In Every Living Space 14
Gargoyle (Girl) 27
Controlled 14
Your Love Is Poetry 25
Why Not Spend A Fantasy On Me 13
Nothing Can Compare 8
Melancholy Cure 10
Our Daydream Dance 8
Vanishing 30
All That You Are 10
Words Worth 43
Black 37
The Toy 23
The Rose Eternal 28
Whisper From Behind the Mirror 38
Stormy Purification 13
Love Stains 19
The Tree Within 19
I Practice Moving Meditation... 12
The Gallows of Destructive Love 10
Love of the Soul 15
Crystal Iris 14
The Nature of Relationship 24