Short Poems, Long Poems & Limericks

A Glass Half Full of Stuff to Read

Mystery Box

What's inside the mystery box

That tightly sealed crate

There's a lot of things I have to do

But the mystery box can't wait


What's inside

What does it hide

I really want to know

And the longer I look

By hook or by crook

I'm going to find out somehow


It bothers me a lot

That boxiest box

What wonder does that wood conceal

And no matter how long you stare

Or shake, or bake it or handle it with care

Nothing will it reveal

I know it's a sin

But I finally gave in

And let my crowbar start squawking

I pried and I pried

To see the inside

And what I found in there was shocking

Nothing could have helped me to have guessed

No infinite hours passed on clocks

Nor putting on my clever clogs

Because what is in

The square wooden thing

Is more cunning than a fox

Take a look

If you don't believe me

It's another mystery box.

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