Sunday, 13 June 2010

Jack-in-a-box


I thought I'd share my favourite poem I've written today, so for anyone reading, enjoy.

She could not lock it away

There was a key she used to open a box
But then one day the key was lost
She wanted to lock it all away
To keep those troubles firmly at bay
High and low, near and far
Under her bed, in a glass jar
The key was no longer there to find
But then she realised she did not mind
Like a jack-in-a-box kept open wide
The box was open, left on its side
She realised then it wasn't quite right
But how she adored to fly its kite
In the winds of emotional despair
Pondering as they played with her hair
An unsettling feeling stumbled inside
In her conscience she did confide
The jack-in-a-box could not close
And something in her heart unfroze
But until that box contains that heart
She has to bare it being apart. 

I think it's probably my favourite because when it's read I just feel it flows so well and it's a poem that people can connect with. Admittedly a bit of a strange reference to jack-in-a-box but it has relevance to somebody out there. To be honest, I have no idea why they are called Jack-in-a-box's, hmm. If only my English Literature exam involved me writing my poems, I'm looking forward to getting the exam over with on Tuesday. Short blog, I think the lack of sleep is finally catching up with me. Hopefully sleep well tonight and get General Studies over with tomorrow morning, eurgh. 



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Blogger ♡atenz♡ said...

I love your poem! You did put the last word to rhyme perfectly! How much time do you generally take to make a poem?

14 June 2010 at 20:32  
Blogger Jessica said...

Thank you :)
Usually about 5-15 minutes
I tend to just have a random thought about a first line which sparks it off and then wibble it off :)

14 June 2010 at 20:37  

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