Scott- THANK YOU for writing me a poem! LOL... just kidding... i know this wasn't for me.
Interesting view on love & life. When Pandora's Box was opened, you know what happened! I chose "pandora" as a pen name because with the name alone, a plethora of trials may come to mind.... along with memories of how our human love and strength has helped us overcome certain trials and obstacles throughout our lives! Human beings are sooooo resiliant and multi-faceted.
Your poem reflects a lot of pain mixed with love. I will have to read it several times to see what different meanings I can get from it. It's good to see you writing free verse... I LOVE free verse so much when written well... when it's not just prose set in lines, but when it paints a picture with imagery for the reader. Your poem, here, has some very good lines and shows you are aware of what must take place to write good free verse.
your friend, pan