The Box

The Box

In our Introduction to poetry lecture, we were challenged to play with sight and sound, as well as rhyme and rhythm for poetry. I have had to use a screenshot of this poem to make sure it retains the shape of a box in whatever media it is viewed on. The idea was a moment of indecision. I have used line change to dictate the rhythm and then the questions in the readers’ mind (hopefully). It is about reflecting on what could be a life-defining moment and how the heart and the head can often be in conflict with each other. The overall feel and draw of the poem is that sometimes we stay in what is expected of us, (our box), rather than step out into the new. From hard seat  through to the old feet and a body at war with itself  the protagonist is stuck in their moment, not able to break out and feeling the effect this has on their body.

Hope you enjoy.

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2 thoughts on “The Box

  1. This relates to me I been in my box I find difficult step out I sometimes feel that life confusing and when things happen you complete don’t understand why or how to face in reality of it or how to take control of it going through the darkness it more harder in life even you trying pull self away out but seam something holding you back then all theses native thought run through your head I don’t how many times I say I go back to church then get voice telling you you never be good enough when I do step back in church I always get fear and axaity then voice and felling telling you not wanted I started fell scared I have leave as you know as my pastor I was never like that I love the church and God I want to be closer to God and our church

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