Submit a Poem
Get Your Premium Membership
spacer
 

Boxed

kaley burke Avatar    Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Boxed which was written by poet kaley burke. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by kaley burke

Best Kaley Burke Poems

+ Fav Poet

Boxed

I've secured my box of empty thought,    
concealed it auspiciously below,             
so I may attain what I have sought;
   
there beneath paint and attire bought;
in an impervious frigid floe,
I've secured my box of empty thought.

I dare not oppose this ailment caught;
these unsure stitches I'll again sew,
so I may attain what I have sought,

and it's done, I've shaped to what's been taught;
emptiness ensues, because, now know,
I've secured my box of empty thought.

Truth be divulged, I have never fought,
or attempted to expel my foe,
so I may attain what I have sought,

and it still creeps forth, held breath, most hot,
taunting and slipping further, but - no!
I've secured my box of empty thought
so I may attain what I have sought.

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
 
  1. Date: 6/6/2009 1:02:00 PM

    Kaley,..congrats on an awesome write and making the winners list ! james

  1. Date: 6/2/2009 4:18:00 PM

    "boxed" made it. Congrats Kaley. Vince

  1. Date: 6/1/2009 7:29:00 AM

    Congratulations Kaley on your win. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/1/2009 4:03:00 AM

    Awesome write Kaley. Warmest congrats on your well deserved win! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 10:29:00 PM

    Very original and melodic here, Kaley. Almost sings ... smile ... Congratulations on your win in the latest contest here at the Soup. I look forward to reading more of your writing soon.

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 1:39:00 PM

    Congratulations on your honorable mention in the contest. Keep on writing! Enjoy your honor. Karen

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 1:08:00 PM

    Congratulations my friend on your poem being featured this week. More power and success. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 10:25:00 AM

    kaley, Villanelle is one of my favorite poetic forms. You have used it masterfully in this poem. I enjoyed the reading. Congratulations on having your poem, "Boxed" featured this week. Keep writing. Always, Dane"

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 9:34:00 AM

    My warmest congratulations to you dear on your awesome placement… you are such a wonderful writer… please let your poetry pen keep dancing to the drum beat of your passions and poetrysoup-land. You are great. leke

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 7:09:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poem being placed > James

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 5:35:00 AM

    Congrats on your win Kaley! Great poem!

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 1:13:00 AM

    Kaley, congratulations to you on your success placing in PS contest, bravo! Ernesto

  1. Date: 5/30/2009 11:23:00 PM

    Kaley congratulations on placing is the soup contest, God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 11:57:00 AM

    Kaley, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 1:05:00 PM

    Congratulations on your writing making it to the "first round survivor" list ... smile ... good luck in the contest, Kaley.

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 4:16:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it in the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals Kaley. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/29/2009 11:39:00 AM

    Wonderfully done within a very difficult form. You have captured the title in a unique and thought provoking way. It a well-deserved piece to be a feature this week at the Soup. Congratulations Kaley !!

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 11:14:00 AM

    Dear Kaley, Congratulations on YOUR POEM "Boxed" being Featured this week repitition entices this Artistic Write ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 9:07:00 AM

    congrats on having your poem featured this week! keep up the good work!

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 8:23:00 AM

    Hey, Kaley, I enjoyed your poem that is featured today and just want to tell you so. God bless you

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 7:00:00 AM

    Congrats Kaley on your villanelle "Boxed" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 4:04:00 AM

    Congratulations on being featured this week. I really like the repitition in this peice. A"box of empty thought"... nice wording. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 10:33:00 AM

    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/23/2009 6:03:00 AM

    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/3/2008 12:33:00 AM

    A great use of the form (though the lack of spacing is disconcerting), the repetition works well in this and helps to maintain a smooth running narrative. The line ‘so I may attain what I have sought’ is powerful and a great last line to use, The narrative is a beautiful one that moves in and out of the everyday diction with ease, moving the poem along.

  1. Date: 11/14/2008 10:02:00 PM

    Nice poem and welcome to poetry soup where you are amongst good company...Raul