Box Life

We live our life in boxes
Proclaiming: ‘I’m not free!’
The strangest paradox is
Each box was built by me

Somehow, a box is cosy
A box keeps strangers out
Protects us from the nosey
And leaves no room for doubt

We live our life in boxes
Complaining: ‘I can’t see!’
And yet the paradox is
That others can’t see me

But still, a box is tidy
A box clears up the mess
Brings order and sobriety
Declutters hoards of stress

We live our life in boxes
Until we step outside
The funny thing with locks is
The keys are in our mind

So take that box and blow it
Sky high – you’ll love the view!
Your life’s not square, so show it:
The curve, the kink, the skew

We box our life from living
Until we knock walls down
The shape of life is giving
And boxed-up Jack’s a clown

I’m getting out, I’m letting go
Who dreams big, boxed inside?
The swirling dance of life must flow
So burst your box and join the tide

Wayne Visser © 2017


Seize the Day: Favourite Inspirational Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together favourite inspirational poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology takes us on a journey through the peaks and troughs of life, celebrating the indomitable human spirit.. It includes many old favourites like “Poets Must Be” and “Chasing the Blue”, as well as brand new poems like “The Writer” and “Making Ripples”. Sages through the ages wisely say: / Carpe Diem – seize the dawning day / Oh, would that I could assuage that thirst / But the day conspires to seize me first! / With the hurry and scurry / Of home’s frantic flurry / And the hustle and bustle / Of work’s tangled tussle. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.