In a box (escaping)

You want to do something different ? Well that’s understandable (stupid,!)

Why do you think you could do that when I keep you safely imprisoned

In the box disguised as somewhere you might flourish, when you learn…  

To leave yourself behind and become the dutiful copy I desire?

His expression straining against impatience

Like a wild animal fighting in his own soft features 

That hide so well the steel cage lying behind the twisted smile (grimace) 

Slowly explaining to her what she’s wanted for, expected to be. 

Don’t be ridiculous how can you expect to obtain happiness 

You don’t get it do you?

Life is not about happy just existing, coasting with occasional sunshine 

But happy , happy

And he laughs to ensure she feels small enough

To keep in the box like a forgotten toy , used sometimes

Cruelly and briefly to his satisfaction 

He hasn’t seen that look in her eyes as her mind numbs to his laughter  

She smiles to herself and he thinks it’s at him 

But her plans for escape have just begun to take shape 

How she doesn’t know but she will break out of the box 


Author: ailsacawley

I have written since I can remember, devouring the stories of Roald Dahl under the covers by torchlight. I have always loved fairy tales, myths and magic. A good deal of the things I write has some truth in it. Others, not. I’m pleased you dropped by, please feel free to leave me a comment or if you’re kind enough to share that’s fine. ☺️

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