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The Box

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The Box

My box is like no other. 
No tool, no food, no undesirable mood 
Is stored in my box. 
It’s not a drawer,
It harbors no smelly odors 
Nor rusty nails, no heartfelt letters 
Are left weeping like a thawing spring. 
It’s not a bank, so don’t even consider 
Harvesting its sumptuous treasure.
Its contents are waves of symphonic music
Left dormant like a seed, 
Then awakened to blossom 
With the light of spring. 
Like a whiff of clean air,
I devour it like bread, 
It’s like the dawning of a new day 
Each time I open its lid. 
I seldom disturb its deep slumber
Nor treat it with disrespect.
As I stare into its belly, 
I see silent faces,
Places I know, 
A fragrant rain – a melting snow. 
The chill of living is set aglow
When visited by memories 
That one never lets go.


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  1. Date: 9/27/2013 8:05:00 PM

    Jonathan... CONGRATULATIONS... in ANTHONY'S "Treasure Chest" contest.. enjoying your awesome win. ***LINDA***

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 3:57:00 AM

    Jonathon congrats on win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 10:27:00 PM

    lovely winning poem. love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 8:25:00 PM

    Very nice. Congratulations on your win in Anthony's contest. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 9:08:00 AM

    you have penned a beautiful poem, congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 9:39:00 AM

    JONATHAN, a nice little win, in the SKAT' contest... xox~ Always & Forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 5:31:00 AM

    Lovely poem Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 12:53:00 PM

    Jonathan, Congratulations with your poem. thank you for supporting my latest contest LUV~SKAT