Arielle Perkins

Rookie (January 21 1990 / Washington)

God's Boxes - Poem by Arielle Perkins

I have in my hands two boxes,
Which God gave me to hold.
He said, 'Put all your sorrows in the black box,
And all your joys in the gold.'
I heeded His words, and in the two boxes,
Both my joys and sorrows I stored,
But though the gold became heavier each day,
The black was as light as before.

With curiosity, I opened the black,
I wanted to find out why,
And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole,
Which my sorrows had fallen out by.

I showed the hole to God, and mused,
'I wonder where my sorrows could be! '
He smiled a gentle smile and said,
'My child, they're all here with me..'


I asked God, why He gave me the boxes,
Why the gold and the black with the hole?
'My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,
The black is for you to let go.'


Comments about God's Boxes by Arielle Perkins

  • Alex In Wonderland (3/8/2006 1:51:00 PM)


    speachless as I can be, this is one of the best poems i've read...
    it's simple... it's honest... has a sence of innocense...
    I just love it, and i will keep it in my favorite poems section of mine...
    thank you for this lovely poem.. it's inspirational...
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  • (3/8/2006 5:06:00 AM)


    Any comment I could make, would not express the eloquent beauty of this poem. All I can say is I gave this a 10, but I wish I could vote more than one time! Excellent! God bless you! (Report) Reply

  • (3/7/2006 4:42:00 PM)


    Arielle......Oh my Gosh, you said I wrote good poems, look at you! That was AMAZING! I wonder how long it took you to match those words so..perfectly. I think you have a gift..No. You HAVE a gift. You should publish that one or something, that was Awesome. So yea, that one's too good to risk on the internet where selfish people will still anything so protect this one. You go Girl!
    P.S. 'Keep writting'; P
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  • (3/7/2006 3:22:00 PM)


    Arielle,
    That was a nice poem. Life is not simple, but with faith it is not as complicated as those who have no faith would like us to believe.
    Gary
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 7, 2006



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