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The Box
by larry r linville

Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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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.
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Reviewed by Joel Sattler 10/7/2010
Nice one Larry.

Work up the good keep.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/5/2010
Beautiful words of wisdom to share and very true too, God bless and thanks for sharing...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 10/5/2010
Dear Larry, Jesus showed us the way how we should plan our exit from our box. Certainly the exit is tight but it is doable. One should constantly pray until either the path is open or we are well prepared for later, even when we are no longer in this world. He promised us to be with us until the end of time. We should have strong patience, faith and the will. Any revolt could be detrimental to us. Love Emile
Reviewed by D Johnson 10/5/2010
Larry,very insiteful write....

Cheers for less boxes,
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 10/5/2010
Sometimes that happens to old folks too. Nursing homes be gone.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/5/2010
I've always had a rebel in me ~
Thank you for articulating my feelings so eloquently!

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