Eric Cockrell


The Most Beautiful Box (Response Number Two) - Poem by Eric Cockrell

you can build
the most beautiful box
the world has ever seen.
you can line the walls
with fine jewels,
and carpet the floors.
you can adorn it
with beautiful pictures,
and have windows that face
the morning sun.
you can have doors
that open both ways.
still...
this box cannot hold
the sky, the wind, or the rain!

so it is with political systems.
no system can define freedom.
no system can define justice.
no system can define equality.
only the human heart,
grounded in love,
can do this!

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 8, 2012


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