The Infinity Box

The Infinity Box

A Poem by Phill Oz O'fee
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What will the New Year bring?????????????????

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The Infinity Box



Men from clay spawned by creation’s first breath

Choose to voyage blindly on a path towards oblivion

Leisurely abusing their complimentary milieu gifts

Assuming an eternal right of unfettered passage


Intimately they guard their clandestine futile lives

Boxing in the denigration of broken selfish dreams

Painting their façade in jovial camouflage emojis

To masquerade true nature of deceitful intentions


New Year optimistic glad seeds scattered yet again 

Seem continually to fall upon earth’s stony ground

Laid barren by demanding egocentric asset strippers

Unwilling to replenish or amend destructive habits


Once in a dream some kernels of humanity hide

Within the safety of anonymous virtuous potting pots

Giving hope to that side of humanity left untainted

To plant a clean garden by the rim of the infinity box


Copyright@ Phillozofee 2017


© 2017 Phill Oz O'fee



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'.. Boxing in the denigration of broken selfish dreams ~ 'Painting their façade in jovial camouflage emojis. '

Superb wording, tragically chained to negativity, almost a surrender to what our world has become. Whether or not that's open eye-open mind observations.. pain, i don't know. Sometimes your poetry gives hope, or.. gentle acknorledgement to life and its varying emotions. In this, however, you've upturned OUR planet, presented it as a gigantic polluted core. (Just read your words for a fourth time

Perhaps you're wise, far.sighted or - lost in the past.i don't know.. but dear Lord, i hope that some time someone will write about what beauty and inspiration still exists upon and within our sad planet. Your visual is supposed to show a distored Infinity box. However, i see it as beautiful but trembling living slice of onyx portraying the beauiy that still remains. Perhaps.

Read six times... ' Laid barren by demanding egocentric asset strippers ~ Unwilling to replenish or amend destructive habits ' ... how true, how tragic.

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Phill Oz O'fee

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I am laid prostrate upon the ground from the humility felt by your extremely well receive review! Th.. read more
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emmajoy

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Scratch hard because: tis easy to find stars. Just look at the mid-day sky and know that hidden up t.. read more



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How well put, creation, life struggle, selfishness, hope of a new beginning only to have that seed of hope fall on stony ground. Story of mankind. I enjoyed this poem very much.

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'.. Boxing in the denigration of broken selfish dreams ~ 'Painting their façade in jovial camouflage emojis. '

Superb wording, tragically chained to negativity, almost a surrender to what our world has become. Whether or not that's open eye-open mind observations.. pain, i don't know. Sometimes your poetry gives hope, or.. gentle acknorledgement to life and its varying emotions. In this, however, you've upturned OUR planet, presented it as a gigantic polluted core. (Just read your words for a fourth time

Perhaps you're wise, far.sighted or - lost in the past.i don't know.. but dear Lord, i hope that some time someone will write about what beauty and inspiration still exists upon and within our sad planet. Your visual is supposed to show a distored Infinity box. However, i see it as beautiful but trembling living slice of onyx portraying the beauiy that still remains. Perhaps.

Read six times... ' Laid barren by demanding egocentric asset strippers ~ Unwilling to replenish or amend destructive habits ' ... how true, how tragic.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Phill Oz O'fee

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I am laid prostrate upon the ground from the humility felt by your extremely well receive review! Th.. read more
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emmajoy

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Scratch hard because: tis easy to find stars. Just look at the mid-day sky and know that hidden up t.. read more
ITS GOOD. IT FEELS VERY "CLASSIC" BUT IT'S ALSO VERY MODERN.

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Phill Oz O'fee

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Kristine - first review of 2018! Bless :-)
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A dark perspective but one I can relate to. So eloquent and classy but also raw and brutal. The romantics and idealists who review poetry on here might not like it, but the realists will love it. It's an unapologetic, well-founded indictment of humanity. Yet, you convey hope in the end... because as you know, that's what humans do. We hope for a new dawn. Nice work.

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Phill Oz O'fee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Robert - I'll be looking at your writes (next year - ha ha) Happy New Year :-)
strong closing ..i like it! all throughout i have to say to self "is it i Lord? is it I?" ;)
E.

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Phill Oz O'fee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you my friend - have a great New Year :-)
Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

you too!! :)
is there still some humanity untainted...i see some in the heart of the poet who wrote this...there must be more somewhere.


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Phill Oz O'fee

3 Weeks Ago

The only constant in the darkness is there will always be a light(s) breaking through - Happy New Ye.. read more
I'm hopeful once again for what the new year will bring.. some things are up to us to change.. other things are not in our power to control... Those who appreciate life and liberty will work toward growing a peaceful and loving future.... Let's hope and pray brave men and women will march forward past the limitations, to higher ground..

Very Thought Provoking !
Jazzy

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Phill Oz O'fee

3 Weeks Ago

Wonderful review- thank you Jazzy - Bless ... :-)
J. J.  Nightingale

3 Weeks Ago

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! .... You are welcome !
Nothing lasts forever does it? It's an age old message in everything from Shelley's Ozymandias to the melting clocks of Salvador Dali. But maybe we can cast a pebble in the pond of the universe to make a ripple...someone, somewhere else might see. It's that sort of hope that springs eternal...that sort of seed that plants a garden. I greatly enjoyed this one. Happy New Year my friend.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Phill Oz O'fee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you my friend - Happy New Year to you too! :-)
I was first attracted by your title, which I felt was an awesome way to suggest that the upcoming new year is like a blank slate & we can fill it with anything we choose. But then your message seemed to go in a different direction! Surprise! Still, I did relate to what you're saying (very powerfully stated), how we squander our gifts & fail to recognize our potential. It's like pointing out all the ways we mess this up, in the hopes we can keep getting a little closer to infinity . . . *sigh!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Phill Oz O'fee

3 Weeks Ago

Blessing to you for a 'new' New Year :-)
Yes, what will it?? That is the million-dollar question Phill. Love the optical illusion and the eloquent poetic diatribe. I truly hope, as you do, that mankind will beable to “plant a clean garden by the rim of the infinity box”. Well said! I wish you a most Happy, hopeful 2018 my friend!

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Phill Oz O'fee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Annette - have a great New Year! :-)

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Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom



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