Treasures & Temptation

I was lying in bed, looking out of my window, through the lace curtains and the lovely wooden box that once belonged to my grandmother came to my view.  It is tucked infront on the windowsill.  I remember when I got this beautiful box that has such lovely detail, such craftsmanship, I had no idea it would be full of items, trinkets, memories of past, perhaps secrets and it inspired me to write a poem.

This is my 2nd poem & last brought over from It’s a lonely place, lets hope I will get further inspiration 🙂

treasure box

Secrets and magic might lie within, or

stories and revelations.

“Can I open it, should I open it,

what will be in it, I want to,

no I need to, I really must know!”

 Tingly butterfly wings enliven young tummy

 as fingertips stroke wooden veneer.

“Oh the exquisite sight of such a box”

“Oh the skillful beauty to behold”

“Surely secrets &

magic must lie within?”

 A vessel to keep mysteries invisible.

Not for inquisitive fingers.

Not for a child like me,

“But, but” my petulant mind argues.

Whining now heard in tone.

“No!  No! Not until your older.”

“Permission is not granted.”

“You will not find today what lies within.”

 Sighs and retreats from temptation.

Lowered lashes gently flutter,

just like THOSE butterfly wings.

Curtailing the orbs of curiosity.

Treasures now merge in to obscurity.

© Justine @
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  38 comments for “Treasures & Temptation!

  1. May 13, 2014 at 6:34 AM

    It is such a nice poem that ones should think it as beautiful as the butterfly wings,justine..


    • May 13, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      awe thats such a lovely thing to say, very encouraging 🙂


  2. May 13, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    LOVE! And that box is amazing!


  3. May 13, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Now you made me unbearably curious 😮


    • May 13, 2014 at 5:20 PM

      haha, willing to wait?


      • May 13, 2014 at 5:21 PM

        I’ll wait for you as long as necessary 😉 Hope that I sooner won’t die though. 😮


        • May 13, 2014 at 5:23 PM

          haha dont be so morose lolol


          • May 13, 2014 at 5:25 PM

            Me? Morose? *looking around innocently* I have no clue what you’re talking about, heh 😀


            • May 13, 2014 at 5:26 PM

              nah that innocent look wont work with me missy!


              • May 13, 2014 at 5:27 PM

                *fluttering lashes* But I AM a good girl!


                • May 13, 2014 at 5:44 PM

                  ermmmm….really? go on explain how you came to that conclusion? grins


                  • May 13, 2014 at 5:45 PM

                    Well, it’s kind of general shared knowledge that I’m a good girl, right? Don’t you share it?


                    • May 13, 2014 at 5:48 PM

                      Well i am not sure I share it, are you saying you would like me to write and publish a post on how good you are? lol


                    • May 13, 2014 at 5:49 PM

                      Haha, well, if you feel like writing a celebratory post about my goodness, sure, feel free to! That would be huge fun 😀


                    • May 13, 2014 at 5:57 PM

                      haha well that just really concludes that you are indeed not a good girl but a rather naughty one indeedy doesn’t it?


                    • May 13, 2014 at 5:57 PM

                      Boo, I’m totally misunderstood! 😦


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                    • May 13, 2014 at 7:20 PM

                      *still curled up in the corner and crying for being misunderstood*


                    • May 13, 2014 at 8:46 PM

                      Lol my poor fiancé want a little cuddle?


                    • May 13, 2014 at 8:47 PM

                      And would I get one if I wanted? Because if I wouldn’t get a cuddle, I wouldn’t want it. Heh. Am I being childish?


                    • May 13, 2014 at 8:50 PM

                      Is your tongue sticking out then I will answer!


                    • May 13, 2014 at 8:50 PM

                      My tongue will only stick out if you want it to stick out 😛


                    • May 14, 2014 at 8:25 AM

                      hehe go on then, pictorial evidence?


                    • May 14, 2014 at 8:57 AM

                      I’m not going to post a selfie of my tongue! 😀


                    • May 14, 2014 at 12:26 PM

                      haha that made me laugh


  4. May 13, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Justine – such a lovely box. They always hold mystery. Your poem so beautifully captures your curiosity, your desire, your frustration and disappointment as a child hearing ” no, not until you’re older.”

    I hope we will receive a poem or story about the day it became yours to open.


    • May 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

      hah thank you sammy, you do as always say the nicest and best things i look forward to your comments i really do 🙂

      Hrrm a follow up now thats an interesting idea hehe…winks


      • May 13, 2014 at 5:26 PM

        winks back at ya and blows a kiss 🙂


  5. May 14, 2014 at 2:18 AM

    What a beautiful and descriptive poem…and incidentally the box is intriguing…. Diane


    • May 14, 2014 at 8:30 AM

      thank you 🙂 I shall try to write a follow up sometime x


  6. May 15, 2014 at 4:44 AM

    Wonderful job, Justine!


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