The Boxes in my Closet

August 30, 2010
By Anonymous

There's a dark.
Secret place.
Deep down.
Inside of me.
I hide there.
Sometimes.
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.
Without.
Self esteem.
There's a box.
Without.
Love.
There's a box.
Without.
Hope.
There's a box.
Without.
Beauty.
All the boxes.
Are lined up.
Alphabetically.
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.
But.
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.
Place.
With all of the.
Horrible.
Boxes.



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on Apr. 18 2011 at 7:57 pm
natcat810 BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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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!

on Sep. 18 2010 at 12:44 am
A.Bekah.Girl GOLD, Menlo Park, California
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thanks i looked it up. it's pretty interesting. and i don't mind looking at ur stuff.

on Sep. 18 2010 at 12:41 am
A.Bekah.Girl GOLD, Menlo Park, California
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thanks guys!

on Sep. 17 2010 at 10:54 pm
BekkahsLoopy GOLD, San Jose, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Keep looking forward; don't look back."
"To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."

you mind looking over some of my poems?

on Sep. 17 2010 at 10:53 pm
BekkahsLoopy GOLD, San Jose, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Keep looking forward; don't look back."
"To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."

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.

on Sep. 17 2010 at 9:02 pm
KatelynLeigh16 GOLD, Dallas, Georgia
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This is amazing....

on Sep. 17 2010 at 8:36 pm
StevieRene SILVER, Magnolia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Everyone will hurt you, you have to decide who is worth it
- Bob Marley

this is amazing. please keep writing

on Sep. 17 2010 at 5:34 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"when you cry, do you waste your tears?" Madonna

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?

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on Sep. 17 2010 at 11:19 am
ChrisKier, Waubun, Minnesota
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not to copy anothers comment but...i feel all the emotions, and it is well written. i wish i could write half as well!

on Sep. 17 2010 at 11:04 am
SecretSasha SILVER, Cibolo, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop"

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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