Cardboard Boxes

January 16, 2010
By arcticwolfhowler GOLD, Wilmington, North Carolina
arcticwolfhowler GOLD, Wilmington, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Be not simply good-be good for something" -Henry Thoreau


I'm letting all those mail lists end,
burying all my aging animals,
losing touch with memories,
increasing distances between friends.
Throwing away keepsakes
that just don't matter to me
anymore.
Child hood's over.
I'm losing everything I've ever known
I'm all for beginnings, but
where's my past gonna go?
Not all things fit in brown
cardboard boxes
you know.



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on Jan. 26 2010 at 6:29 pm
arcticwolfhowler GOLD, Wilmington, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Be not simply good-be good for something" -Henry Thoreau

Thank you for taking the time to comment on my poem. Its wonderful to get such wonderful feedback. One question though. When you said that the last two words threw you off, did you mean they didn't fit with the rest of the poem, or you just didn't see them?

EmC725 SILVER said...
on Jan. 26 2010 at 4:23 pm
EmC725 SILVER, Western Springs, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." -e.e. cummings

I like this! I followed you until the last two lines...as embarrassing as that is to admit, it's true, they just threw me off. Great job!

on Jan. 26 2010 at 1:17 pm
lemonygirl97 BRONZE, Fort Hunter, New York
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I absolutely agree with this poem. Iknow just what you are talking about. I hope you continue with your passion of writing because you've got it!

on Jan. 25 2010 at 8:43 pm
the_Horsegirl SILVER, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food.
--Dorothy Gilman

If there is such a thing as truth, it is as intricate and hidden as a crown of feathers.
--Isaac Bashevis Singer

This poem is very evocative. I really liked it.

Nata said...
on Jan. 25 2010 at 8:24 pm
Very cute! People can relate to it too!


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