Poem of the Week–Pandora’s Box

Pandora’s Box

It’s time
To find a box
And pack away the past
Stuff it full of every hurtful word, look, or omission
By those who should have loved you
By those who almost loved you
By those who loved you poorly
Leave no room for regrets, what-ifs, why-nots
Jam injustices
Into every crevice and corner
Quick, shut it tight
Tape it closed
Drop it in the deepest sea
Drown the pain and loss forever
Let Pandora’s box be gone
Move on
It’s Time.

Susan Bassler Pickford
Member at Large

Comments

  1. sue moritt says:

    This came at a time when I am in the process of closing my box and hopefully opening a new one. Even though I waited too long(45 years too long) I’m working on it.

  2. Yes, Susan Bassler Pickford, “it’s time” for all of us to bury those grievances and unmet expectations. This is a poem rendered skilfully and imbued with incredible wisdom. Brava!

  3. Just wanted to make a positive acknowledgement, two thumbs up and a shake of two pom poms! Loved it! <3

  4. Shari Mayer says:

    This poem really spoke to me. I needed it at this point in my life. In fact, I had the urge to stand up and cheer. Thank you, Susan Pickford. You are one talented lady.

    • I agree! The lines about those who should have loved, almost loved or loved poorly really spoke to me as well.

  5. Wonderful poem, Susan. Many of us need to “Let Pandora”s box be gone.”

    • this poem rings so true! Thanks for your comment, I’ll be sure to let Susan know to come back and read what folks have said. This touches all of us, I think.

  6. This is a keeper. I will carry it with me to help me remember.
    Thank you

  7. This is fantastic. It will touch many’cords. It did mine! Much said, and so well. Special thanks for your talent and sharing that with us. I see and feel this journey. THANK YOU… Lois Palm Springs Br.

  8. Barb Whitmarsh says:

    SOMETIMES EASIER POETISIZED THAN DONE!
    IT DEPENDS ON WHAT ONE IS SUPPOSED TO FORGET STUFF IN PANDORA’S BOX AND THROW OVERBOARD.

    SOMETIMES ALL THAT STUFF IN YOUR POEM IS GOD’S JOB.

    B.W.
    PS HOWEVER NICELY ORGANIZED.

  9. Peter Allen says:

    Beautiful poem and serious sentiment. For all of us who hold petty hates and injustices in our hearts. (And that’s all of us!) thank you, Sue, for this poem, which I am printing and hanging by my desk.