“Thinking Outside the Box” ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

“Thinking Outside the Box”

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I’m faced with a challenge,

What should I do?

Looking round for an answer,

I haven’t a clue…

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The box shows a picture

Of a quaint little place,

As I take a look at my

Team mate’s expectant face…

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We unpack the box,

There’s pieces galore!

The instructions are spread

All over the floor…

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We build the base first

With that piece and this,

With a click and a push

There’s something amiss…

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I break the news gently

That something is lacking,

That we’ll send it back

And that someone needs sacking!…

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But no problem, no worries,

No stress, don’t you see?

Says my team mate of 6 years,

My child prodigy…

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We can build our own thing,

With these here building blocks,

We’ll be creative;

We’ll think outside of the box!

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By Carol Cameleon 2016

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16 Comments
  1. This is one of the best examples of how as adults we get fixated on building according to instructions and children actually don’t think like that, they have so much more flexibility than us, and than we give them credit for. Great poem.

  2. Hi Carol! How are you lovely? What a great poem. I love the pace and can sense the excitement and activity. Also loved the surprise at the end with your 6 year old prodigy! I completely agree in that imagination and thinking outside the box is both more fun and more educational for us all. xx

    • Hi Tor, I really good thanks lovely lady. Been away from blogging for a while (too long…) and have missed it! I loved writing this poem and really wanted to put across that it was like a team building exercise at work or something. The ultimate message being that children literally think outside of the box with little effort. Such a shame they have to grow up! 🙂

  3. This is a brilliant piece of writing Carol – I wasn’t sure where it was going until you started to speak of your child prodigy. Kids really do have such an open-mindedness to them that seem to close more as they grown. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought xx

  4. This captures such a lovely moment between you so beautifully and a great reminder for us to not be so fixated on doing things a certain way as adults. Note to self to think outside the box! #Prose4T

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