Poetry Sunday: Outside The Box



Outside The Box



Soften the edges

Erase the boundaries

Ease out to see the light.



Release the strings

And drop the hard surfaces

Holding you in so tight.



Kick aside the rubble

Of your shattered dreams

That brought the darkness of the night.



Yes open to everything

Open to anything

Open to your frights.



Time to let go

And take those first steps

Time to take flight.



So step up and away

Breathe the new air

Of all possibilities that will delight.



Just move outside

That box you are bound to-

To find your exquisite, fulfilled life.


© Donna Donabella 2017



This poem came to me as I was trying to relax and start a 2 week vacation…..and as I wrote it, my mind, body and spirit eased and I was able to move into the moment and enjoy my time away.  No confines, no worries, no strings….just pure delight.


The pictures were taken at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, a most fascinating place east of Phoenix.  The first is of an old homestead carved out of the rock.  The second is the remnants of a dry riverbed.


I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.



I leave you with a few additional words about outside the box.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2017.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

40 Replies to “Poetry Sunday: Outside The Box”

    1. One of my gifts has been being a good problem solver so it makes sense my writing would follow suit. I had not realized it was showing there so thanks for drawing my attention to it!

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous in its optimism and positive message, Donna! I adore “So step up and away, breathe the new air of all possibilities that will delight.”

  2. Moving outside the box can be so frightening, but it’s necessary if we are to grow and blossom.

  3. I like this, Donna. The advice is good…we need to move out of the box sometimes. It is so easy to follow along the same path, but hard to push ourselves to try something new. The first steps are always the hardest!

  4. Easier said than done. Fear is the great crippler. Your words and photo are a beautiful collaboration of hope and joy. Thank you Donna.

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