The Box on the Hearth

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by undercoverlover, May 16, 2011.

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  1. undercoverlover

    undercoverlover Well-Known Member

    I wrote this just recently...about a mystery I've been trying to solve since I was young...it's hard to explain, but try to follow along if you can. :unsure:

    Read this warning,
    Do go on
    For if you open that box, beware:
    You'll find that there are horrors there.
    But don't get excited, for you see,
    There's a reason that box is opened with keys:
    Mysteries from soldiers' hearts
    Cloud that box in every part.
    Bolted, locked, do you say?
    Go ahead, take the box away.
    You foolish child, this you'll regret
    That you and the horrors every met.
    If you want to go on, what's stopping you?
    This macabre mansion is letting you through,
    So don't open that box right above the hearth
    Containing the secrets of war's deadly shards.
     
  2. Julia-C

    Julia-C Well-Known Member

    I picture a small child trying to open a lock box even though he/she knows they aren't suppose to. Still they do anyway and find pictures and stories from soldiers who went off to war and suddenly understands what the warnings was all about.

    That's my take on it.
     
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