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A Different Kind of Jack-in-a-Box

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A Different Kind of Jack-in-a-Box

It’s dim and lonely inside this ornate tin box Oh, if someone would come over and pick me up off this dusty shelf I thought children were created to spend quality time with me It’s so hard to compete with the latest electronic gadgets I pods and MP3’s My Father always taught me… SIMPLICITY IS BEST Kids now days are distracted They are too busy to remember me I used to bring them so much joy… Way back in the old days Millions of kids would want to know more about me They’d giggle and belly laugh just to see me spring into action Sadly those days are past They won’t find any sirens or flashing lights on me I offer something more The more they crank me up The more their hearts will excite I am FULL OF POTENTIAL I am a Jack in-a-Box! Oh,…(excitely) I hear the footsteps of a curious child She begins to turn my shiny metal crank Winding… and… winding… and… winding I can’t wait to share my song A-r-o-u-n-d and r-o-u-n-d the w-h-o-l-e w-i-d-e w-o-r-l-d J-e-s-u-s c-a-m-e t-o s-a-v-e u-s I w-a-n-t t-o s-h-a-r-e t-h-i-s s-o-n-g i-n m-y h-e-a-r-t… P-O-P !! J-E-S-U-S L-O-V-E-S Y-O-U!! Written for Curtis Moormon's First Contest~Is Jesus in a Box~ Honored to have won 1st Place 12-6-11

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  1. Date: 12/26/2011 7:51:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win :) Jon

  1. Date: 12/25/2011 5:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 12/24/2011 10:51:00 PM
    How innovative! Congratulations on your win in the contest.

  1. Date: 12/24/2011 11:09:00 AM
    A fantastic poem. Congratulations on your big win! merry Christmas! hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 12/24/2011 8:42:00 AM
    Congratulation on your fantastic win, my friend. Loved for this. Wish you all Happy Christmas day and Sweet Happy New Year 2012.bl

  1. Date: 12/23/2011 5:13:00 PM
    Congratulations Gwen. Love, Carol Happy Holidays

  1. Date: 12/23/2011 5:09:00 PM
    This is going right to my favs Gwen. Splendid write. Love it.

  1. Date: 12/23/2011 12:44:00 PM
    Congratulations, Gwendolen! Excellent free verse. Merry Christmas! God bless, Maureen

  1. Date: 12/23/2011 10:38:00 AM
    Very creative write Gwendolen, worthy of 1st place, love and light, Vie

  1. Date: 12/23/2011 7:17:00 AM
    Congratulations x

  1. Date: 12/22/2011 8:48:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Gwen. Kim

  1. Date: 12/22/2011 7:22:00 PM
    wow, I just read what you said to me in the note below. I had no idea of that history. that makes the poem even more special. I LOVE it, Gwen. BIG congrats.

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 5:52:00 AM
    Thank you so much for your kind comments on my writing Gwen. I wish you continued inspiration that you may always write and share your poetry with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 10:54:00 PM
    Hey, no monkey chasing the weasel??? So that's why it's different!! Got it. VERy cool poem!

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    Date: 12/10/2011 4:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The symbolism is JACK = JESUS If u read of the historical roots of a Jack-n-the-box it is quite the opposite. Jack with his boot enclosed with Satan inside. The box was NEVER meant to be opened. It was to protect the village of evil....check it out. ;) Luv-Gwendolen
  1. Date: 12/7/2011 8:39:00 PM
    so wonderfully told here, Gwen. enjoyed it tremendously. good luck on the contest

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 4:56:00 PM
    Enjoyed this Gwen. Very clever. Kim

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 2:28:00 PM
    LOL, very clever one! I couldn't think what to write for this contest and I love your poem. A surefire winner

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 11:21:00 AM
    Gwendolen, you added some very creative flair to this poem. Well done. Best wishes in Curtis' contest!

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 9:34:00 AM
    you are so right,,,,this is about something other than just a box,,,i can see it so clearly now,,,just slap me,,,you are so funny,,and a wonderful friend,,,i am embarassed and laughing at the same time,,so i will say it again,,,you are a master poet...

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 5:50:00 AM
    What a great idea for a poem. Well written Gwendolen.

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