MINISTERS II SOCIETY  PRESENTS  Jack-In-A-Box / A poem by Vasily Heisler ©2014. All Rights Reserved. 

 

 

Here I stay, day after day, in uncomfortable fear surmised by neglect and abuse... 

Reserved in solitary with doubtful hope for another chance to eject and amuse. 

Uneasily anxious, yet remaining so silent and still... 

Growing evermore impatient to deliver that shocking thrill. 

Consumed by darkness, quietly confined in this eerie box... 

Shut in from the joys of the world by a hinge securely locked. 

Trapped in servitude against my will, left without control... 

This cramped void makes me ill as helplessness takes its toll. 

Desperate to spring free... 

I long for illumination, the brightness and excitement for all eyes to see. 

It's only a matter of time before the crankshaft begins to twine... 

Causing that notorious bittersweet tune to harmonically chime. 

Then the countdown begins... 

From ten, as the handle on the crank elegantly spins. 

The familiar sound fills my head - freedom is near, freedom is near... 

I hum the joyous melody down to the end - freedom is here, freedom is here! 

I suddenly burst onto the scene - surprise, surprise... 

Here I am, so revived and alive! 

Sprung free - it's me, appearing with glee... 

Yet once again for family and friends to see. 

I smile earnestly... 

Arms wide, hoping to embrace freedom with the hug of eternity; permanently. 

But I'm met with despair because there's nothing to grasp hold of except air... 

It's not fair! It's just not fair! 

In a jiffy, I'm snapped back to my senses... 

The spring that ties me down sways violently and reckless. 

Stretched to its limits... 

The cheers that were once so vivid, quickly diminish. 

I should've known it, freedom lasts only a moment... 

I want to scream out loud - HOLD IT! HOLD IT! HOLD IT! 

But that giant hand of judgment shoves me down with force... 

Back in the box you go Jack, an injustice runs its course. 

Down I go into the pit of loneliness to lie in wait... 

Is this really my fate? Just another Jack-in-box, trapped behind a hatch and a lock, until my next release date? 

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