Pandora…

"Pandora" Thomas Kennington

“Pandora”
Thomas Kennington

A curious spirit
A blessing not bestowed
upon Her
by anyone
Except Herself
to carry secrets
so close to Her ample bosom
embracing day dreams and nightmares
so completely
to keep them from
shattering upon a fragile heart
to keep Her desire in the dark
to see prosperity and peace
upon wings
flying farther away from Her
out to sea
She opened the box
as if throwing the doors of
her delicate soul
open wide in a hailstorm
to watch in horror
as the sorrows rained down
on mankind
and closing it back up again
storing winged hope
within
a sepulcher
to carry with Her
a promise
No more to live
in this brutal cage of dead dreams
no more
to hold on so tight
that it strangled
all the colors from her life

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Writer/Plumber/Poet/Father/Gentleman/Romantic
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24 Responses to Pandora…

  1. Heartafire says:

    Another stunning gem of poetry Eric “throwing the doors of her delicate soul open wide in a hailstorm”, perfection.

  2. Stunning imagery. Exquisite. Mad love my poet friend

  3. Brilliant! I felt the confidence in Her decision to herself!

  4. VictoryInTrouble says:

    No more to live
    in this brutal cage of dead dreams
    no more
    to hold on so tight
    that it strangled
    all the colors from her life

    I need this reminder sometimes! Thank you, beautiful poet. ❤

  5. mandibelle16 says:

    Well told. Hope is so vital in Pandora’s story.

  6. Rita says:

    So very beautiful, Brother ❤

  7. Siren's Musings says:

    I have truly missed your words, Poet. And WOW … I have always felt a kinship with Pandora. With your imagery here, I now understand why!

  8. Elizabeth Helmich says:

    Ah, dear Pandora, we are kindred spirits. Excellent, perfect write. ❤ ❤ ❤

  9. A tremendous job of capturing Pandora’s spirit in opening the box — and the harsh consequences. Your words illuminate her so very well.

  10. Great take on the story — with your usual beautiful imagery!

  11. This is fantastic, my friend. ❤️ Another beautiful piece.

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