The first time I saw the image that inspired the poem below, I thought, Energy bursting out of a pretty box. So when Susan, over at Poets United, asked us to “Write a new poem about (and pumped full of) energy”, I looked for the picture… and wrote this wee bit:

They pushed her
into a cute little box,
in the dark.

Her light burst
out to sear
manmade chains

with her will.

Unboxed, by Magaly Guerrero
(this wee box is a gift the Little Princess got from my friend, Shelle)

43 thoughts on “Unboxed”

  1. Yes! YES! It doesn’t take much, but the focus and belief in our power is an essential ingredient. Even a pedestal can be a closed box. Perfect poem and illustration in every way.

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