Enclosed in the box
Our secrets, our lives
Hidden from all
For we must despise.

Why is this? Why do we do
The things that hurt us
In this life too?

Sadness prevails taking its toll
On our hearts and our minds
Two fold I’m told.

Out of the box
Let lives be disclosed
As a great love of life
In this to be told.

No shrinking from any
Fess up and be
The true self person
You desperately can be.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2012