Boxes

   so much time
   spent in boxes
   hemming minds
   hearts horizons

  

   so many boxes
   to spend time in
   we choose
   others dictate

 

   boxes to play
   or earn a living
   sky-high mine deep
   beach view asleep

 

   boxed we’re born
   returned again
   bush delivery or
   crispy clean

 

   symbolic boxes
   that drive insane
   other ideals
   chasing a dream

 

   boxing all pleasure
   imprisoning pain
   impossible striving
   material gain

 

   in every life
   the very last box
   delivers a eulogy
   all gather to see

 

   illustrating a life
   lived in boxes

 

 

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Tue 31st Jan 2017 03:46

G'day Georgina Knowles and Cynthia Buell Thomas,
Thanks again for your wonderful comments.
I need to clarify my current social media: I've cancelled BOTH Yahoo websites for Poets Corner WA and Frances Macaulay Forde.
However, I fully intend to post on this site regularly.
My blog is here: http://francesmacaulayforde.worpress.com
I also post on ABC Tales and an avid Pinterest poster where I file everything of interest on different boards.
Thanks for your support - that's the reason I'm back on here now... Looking forward to catching up on all your poems.

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Tue 12th Jan 2010 02:01

Again, thanks Cynthia. Have you looked at my webpage here: http://francesmacaulayforde.com ? I have more examples on there, also on my three blogs I've just started to talk more about my inspirations for writing, poems and screenwriting: http://www.blogger.com/profile/12121383700089833300

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 7th Jan 2010 12:56

Frances, I left a lengthy comment that just disappeared. Enjoyed this a lot - neat clipped lines full of extended meanings. The same idea of 'spending time' used so closely together must be for emphasis. It would also have worked as a recap idea at the end, for me, perhaps more impactively. Look forward to more posts.

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Tue 5th Jan 2010 02:31

Thanks Georgina - appreciate your time and comment.

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Tue 5th Jan 2010 02:19

i think this is really beautiful, in fact, i wouldn't change a thing i love it xx

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