At birth we are placed in a box
and told we must feel at ease.
We’re given pampered attention
which is intended to please.
As we grow the box feels small
and we try to climb outside
with people pulling us back
and tugging knots keeping us tied.
After several such reprimands
we begin to settle back
accepting all the confinement
giving up what we lack.
Those around called “successful”
dwell inside keeping rules they should
but the most creative people
were frowned on as they withstood.
Your box should not be permanent
and should not limit our life.
Never quit planning your escape
even though it brings you strife.