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Thinking Outside the Box

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Thinking Outside the Box

... but first we must establish one thing:

What kinda box are we talking about here?

If it's the pizza variety then no thoughts necessary!
Just dig in and put off consequences 'til later.
Though afterwards you might be hugging your gut,
saying, "I think I ate way too much!"

But hold onto that thought!
(before you lose your lunch)

Were you thinking outside the box?
I truly don't believe you were,
otherwise you wouldn't have gone for seconds
even as your face was turning blue.

(what did you eat the cardboard too?)

If it's a chess set you had in mind
I'd be mighty impressed it you DIDN'T
think outside the box.

... are you really that intelligent
to plan out the whole game before
you even take off the lid?

Now that's just crazy talk!

Course maybe that's not it either.
Perhaps you were thinking about
that Japanese number game.

(Sudoku... is that what you mean?)

Though to be honest 81 boxes
makes me feel a bit green.

The possibilities are truly endless it seems;
cubicles, board games, pizza shops,
warehouses, super markets,

(Heck, you're living in one, by God!)

So next time you bring up such a topic
you would do well to not be so vague.
It seems were all victims of this obscurity
... with origins more unknown than the plague.

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  1. Date: 6/12/2013 8:56:00 AM
    Ooh, I love this! So many of us HAVE brain but never use it properly. :P I hate going with the crowd, better to go with the flow and just be yourself! Well done here!

    Buil Avatar Caleah Buil
    Date: 6/13/2013 9:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yess! Haha! I'm honored. ;)
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/12/2013 11:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Some people are really smart, but without imagination all those "wits" don't seem all that interesting anymore. You are definitely an "outside the box" thinker ;)
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 4:05:00 PM
    We all have to think outside the box where are thoughts are free to roam beyond any boundaries. Good write.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/12/2013 11:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Conforming never brings forth any new ideas... glad you liked :)
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 9:25:00 AM
    I don't think outside the box. I make them. ;) It's all about the path less traveled. Fantastic lines!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/11/2013 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    How true! The road less traveled is always more interesting cause it lacks reviews and sneak peaks.
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 7:14:00 AM
    Very clever Tim, I like it. I myself prefer to think outside the circle, I kept jabbing myself on those sharp box corners.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/11/2013 10:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Better safe than sorry, my friend! The box is much too confining for me...
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 1:51:00 AM
    - Proficient written Timothy ..... mind and the game is yours. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/11/2013 10:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why thanks Anne! I really do wonder what exactly that phrase even means...