Photo Challenge #130 – Life’s Compartments

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Image: – Rob Woodcox

So there I was boxed up

Compartmentalized

My life is such neat bundles

I recoil in horror of it all.

There was childhood, timid, afraid, isolated

The games of children, the dreams of fantasy.

There were my school days, timid, fearful, exploring

The games of fantasy, realisations of truth.

There were the days of study, revelations upon revelation

The games of adults confronting my reality.

There were the days of marriage, random moments of uncertainty

The games of sporadic love and consistent abuse.

There are the days of parenthood, support, encouragement

The games of sport, dance and enthusiasm.

Here are the days of aging, timid, fear and isolation

The games of wisdom, new love and expectation.

 

I wake up to my reality

I live in a box, one I treasure

But I look way outside it most days

I see a world I am embracing

My words taking me places I never dreamed.

 

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/photo-challenge-130/

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19 Responses to Photo Challenge #130 – Life’s Compartments

  1. Cheryl-Lynn says:

    Lovely, Michael!! I enjoyed this journey and so pleased you look outside your box far far away. We are blessed with your words:)

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Beautiful Michael. Though life may have compartments, areas we are boxed into. Words are a release fom that — to places you “never dreamed.” Love it!

  3. The last line says it all…words can take us anywhere. Beautifully penned… 🙂

  4. Yes, thank goodness for the words.

  5. Mandy Smith says:

    “But I look way outside it most days

    I see a world I am embracing

    My words taking me places I never dreamed…”

    Not a bad reality, Michael. Lovely, really. 🙂

  6. Boxed in for many reasons, but boxes can be broken and the power of words help us see the world differently. Well done Michael.

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