Friday, June 24, 2011

Posed




Discarded
Like an over-used accessory
Your well-worn doll
That sparkle once
Decorating my eyes
Must have grown dull
Your clouded vision of me
Determines my standing
Wait
Wasn’t I your favorite?
Your co-star
In this performance
Now cast aside
Only given
Barely a hasty glance
Perched upon some shelf
Collecting dust
An obsolete apparatus
Posed precisely
With a painted smile
Watching as you tickle
These newest versions
My understudies
Longing for the day
You’ll remember
The important role I played
Maybe you’ll remove me
From this artful display
Once you grow tired of
Your shiny playthings

5 comments:

  1. Aww I want to take the dolly down and dress her and make her dance.

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  2. Beautiful and heartfelt, babe! Love it!

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  3. Like this a lot. Gets to the feelings we have about a certain kind of love. think we've all been there, tho few would be able to bring it out so raw. I really like he spare language and imagery, but you probably already know that.

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  4. You know... I never could vocalize how I felt when my ex and I had separated. If was only after my divorce I saw what kind of monster I was dealing with. This is exactly how I felt the entire time...that doll...and he called me his favorite Barbie...

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  5. Reading this some years after it was written and hoping that the doll was discovered by someone more worthy of it. I feel your heart in this one and it is a heart any sane person should surely want to keep. An awesome piece!

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