The Cell

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

He stood there trapped in his little box.

He didn't even know he was a prisoner.

Always looking at his box, pulled into it forever.

From the moment he woke up until late at night he would look

Sometime he would wake up in the middle of the night and have to look once again.

Chains aren't always made of steel. Neither are bars.

His bars told him if he still had a signal

And yet he was still in chains.

Often he would ignore those around him outside of his little box.

Almost wrecking upon the roads

His focus always in his little box

Pulled in by others who likewise were prisoners as well.

Many souls locked in their little boxes.

Thinking of things a gazillion miles away

Not in the moment they were actually in. 

Lost meanderings of a lost generation.

Lost and not even knowing,

How anti social they had all become.

Trapped in their little boxes

Their minds trapped into it.

Focus stolen as well as their time.

Stolen and never given back.

How sad it is that so many are held prisoners.

Prisoners of their own little boxes.

But it is not too late.

Lift up your eyes and see the world for what it really is.

Not as some box dictates to you.

Go outside and walk in the fresh air.


Simple breath and put down the little box

no matter how much it calls to you.

Be free for a moment, truly free.

Live like you once did.

Free and outside your little box.

I wonder if they truly can?

They call it a cell for a reason.

Did you ever think about that?



Submitted: February 04, 2018

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Ha! I'd never thought of that name that way. Really clever, Jim, and pretty true too!

Mon, February 5th, 2018 6:04pm


I'm a prisoner as well because I'm in mine as I write this reply. Snickers. Thanks for reading and your comment Hully. It is very much appreciated.

Mon, February 5th, 2018 10:14am

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