The Boxes in my Closet

August 30, 2010
By , Menlo Park, CA
There's a dark.
Secret place.
Deep down.
Inside of me.
I hide there.
When I wish that I.
Was not alive.
It's frightens me.
It really does.
It's where I keep.
My box of anger.
My box of grief.
My box of hate.
My box of fear.
Along with my.
Empty boxes.
There's a box.
Self esteem.
There's a box.
There's a box.
There's a box.
All the boxes.
Are lined up.
On shelves.
In a closet.
With a door.
That will not close.
I try not.
To go down.
To that place.
Very often.
Because I always.
See the boxes.
Please do not.
Ask to see.
All of my boxes.
I do not.
Want to see them.
Any more.
Than I have to.
Because they scare me.
I have another.
Set of boxes.
In another.
Part of me.
The part of me.
That I would like.
To visit.
All of the time.
But right now.
The only door.
To that place.
Is shut and locked.
So I have.
To hide away.
In the other.
With all of the.

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natcat810 said...
Apr. 18, 2011 at 7:57 pm
So when I stumbled upon Teen Ink's website i was in search of inspiration for an art project.  I found this poem.  I just recently made an account and I would like to thank you for this amazing poem.  It was a huge inspiration for my graphic arts project.  The poem is incredible and I hope that you keep writing because this is one of the best poems I've ever read. Extremely captivating. Thank you for that!
A.Bekah.Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 18, 2010 at 12:41 am
thanks guys!
rocksrock said...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm
Wow...this is one of the best poems i've seen. you should try slam poetry if you've heard of it (google it). this would be a great poem to perform. =) keep writing! you have a priceless gift.
rocksrock replied...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm
you mind looking over some of my poems?
A.Bekah.Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 18, 2010 at 12:44 am
thanks i looked it up. it's pretty interesting. and i don't mind looking at ur stuff.
KatelynLeigh16 said...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 9:02 pm
This is amazing....
StevieRene said...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm
this is amazing. please keep writing
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm
this almost has a stacatto, patched together vibe about it which gives the reader the ability to interpret in so many different ways.... everyone has a dark place, but finding the key to the light takes a harder search... the dark is always the easiest to find... read some of mine?
AkitoLove said...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 11:19 am
not to copy anothers comment but...i feel all the emotions, and it is well written. i wish i could write half as well!
SecretSasha said...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 11:04 am
This is really well written, and I can totally feel the pain and sadness and feeling you put into this poem. I really like it.
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