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