Unwanted Role

One day a gift
Was sent to me
With contents which
Were mystery,
A box with filigree
And gold
Along with note
Stating in bold
That I could
Never open it,
Not even just
A little bit,
For if I tried
I would regret
And with great pain
I’d be beset.
Well, this is not
A gift I want,
I thought, most
Certainly a taunt,
Just begging me
To look inside,
I wonder what
There is to hide.
Still, I became
Somewhat distressed
To think of such
A strict behest
That though it ate
Me to the bone,
I did my best
And left alone
The golden box
That called my name,
No role I’d have
To take the blame.
I thought it best
To send it back
In case it opened
Just a crack,
So I returned
The box to her,
Back to Pandora,
The sender.

18 thoughts on “Unwanted Role

  1. I’m lost for words…beautiful, fun, intriguing, entertaining…just love it. I must reblog…WI

    1. I’m delighted you enjoy my writing! šŸ™‚

  2. Reblogged this on Traces of the Soul and commented:
    This IS a MUST read. It is poetry in such a fun and entertaining fashion…loved this:) Hope you will too WI

  3. I got a gift like that once, only it had been set on fire and left on my doorstep.

    1. All those charming neighboring kids you made friends with, no doubt.

      1. Actually I think it was from my father.

  4. I love it! It’s sorta like a preview (idk the actual term lol) to the old story; very creative=D

    1. Hehe glad you liked it. I guess it’s kind of like a prologue, but not really since the old story started even before Pandora initially received the box, but I don’t know what the term for something extra stuck in the middle is either…midologue?

  5. Love it such a Pandora’s box. Please accept this award nomination you poetry makes me smile and laugh http://barbmca.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/always-here-when-you-needed-award/

    1. Aw, that’s very sweet of you. I’m very touch that you would consider me for such an award, but even happier that my poetry can make you smile and laugh. šŸ™‚

  6. absolutely brilliant, as always. clear and concise– and an amazingly tight rhyme structure. impressive, my friend. šŸ˜‰

    1. Only because you are the mirror in which I can reflect myself. šŸ™‚

    1. That makes me very happy. šŸ™‚

      1. I love reading your poems. They flow beautifully and are an enjoyable read

        1. *blushes* *does ostrich impression* šŸ™‚

  7. Reblogged this on Writer's World and commented:
    It’s Fascinating Friday and the post of the week is here!
    This week is a VERY creative poem that I instantly fell in love with. Check out reowr.wordpress.com for awesome poetry!

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