Pandora’s Box

Pandora’s Box

Pandora’s box
there for all to see
Pretty, tied with a bow
and a note for me
If I dared to open
the sky would fall in
all kinds of disaster
A war I could not win
Tempting me with
an expensive gift
was his cruel way
after any rift
Replacing an apology
with gaudy trappings
Presented to silence
disguised in wrapping
Not this time
It will remain sealed
One less weapon
for him to wield
A gift that will not
keep on giving
Return to sender!
Recipient unforgiving
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
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  17 comments for “Pandora’s Box

  1. June 4, 2019 at 11:06 am

    You’ve summed up my father so well, sadly this was his way. How hard is it to speak the words?

    • Christine Bolton
      June 4, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      Yes my point exactly Paul. We ask for so little 😢 Some are just incapable

  2. June 4, 2019 at 3:42 am

    I love this! Written with such seething indifference towards the sender.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 4, 2019 at 8:13 am

      Yes! She’d had enough of him and his treatment!! Thanks for reading 🙂

  3. June 3, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    That box has been destructive for many. Return To Sender.
    I like that!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 3, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks Darnell. I’m happy you liked it 🙂

  4. June 3, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Splendid Christine, return to sender, profound courage to do this.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 3, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂💕

  5. June 2, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Loved the last two lines, Christine. 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      June 3, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you so much Punam 🙂💕

      • June 3, 2019 at 3:12 pm

        You are welcome, dear. 🙂💞

  6. June 2, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Silent revenge is the strongest way……

    • Christine Bolton
      June 2, 2019 at 10:06 pm

      Yes, I believe you’re right!!

  7. June 2, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    How well you have described the feeling of someone being wooed with gifts instead of genuine apology.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 2, 2019 at 10:18 pm

      Oh thank you so much Sadje! 🙂💕

      • June 2, 2019 at 11:34 pm

        My pleasure 😇

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