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Pandora's Box

by Chris Sorrenti

Don't go into Pandora's box
unless you want to change your life
unless you want a taste of misery

There are things in Pandora's box
better left to themselves
though maybe you've glimpsed them
on television or the pages of a newspaper

Something gone terribly wrong
camouflaged by a smile
hidden behind the curtains
of an otherwise peaceful looking house

just a name for any number of variables
staring hungrily at us from the darkness

© 1987

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Posted on 04/01/2011
Copyright © 2020 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 04/08/11 at 12:07 PM

You've certainly caught the current geopolitical uncertainties and miseries of the Middle East at this juncture. Seems the Middle East has been Pandora's Box opened for too long!

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