Plastic Love

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by kittenofthesea97, Feb 14, 2008.

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  1. They wallow, in adjacent rooms
    Nursing respective festering wounds
    There’s a wall between them with a door
    He sits on one side
    She on the other
    The door is locked. Who locked the door?
    Whoever it was isn’t here anymore

    The boy and the girl each have a doll
    The doll doesn’t move or sing at all
    After all
    They’re only dolls
    But the girl loves hers with all her heart
    And the boy adores his own faithful toy

    Where people fall short, mannequins suffice
    They’ll wait forever and never think twice
    When people can’t be there, those dolls are nice
    Skilled at listening
    Malleable to fantasy
    Sometimes, plastic is all you have
    Sometimes, you think plastic is all you need

    The girl, she tells to her doll-friend
    Her life story, from start to end
    And after that she brings it close
    To kiss and hug
    To hold and love
    The mannequin is whom she loves the most
    The mannequin is the only one she knows

    The boy, he looks into the eyes
    Of the plastic figure, built to life-size
    And not once does he realize
    That it never speaks
    And never cares
    All he knows is it never dies
    And that it never tells him lies

    Every once in a while, she sees the wall
    And only knows it’s wide and tall
    And it’s the same color as her doll
    He sees it too
    But he can’t see through
    Sometimes he wonders what it hides
    Never knows there’s a girl on the other side
  2. Lead Savior

    Lead Savior Well-Known Member

    Loved it
  3. nagisa

    nagisa Chat & Forum Buddy Staff Alumni

    I really liked it!! Good job!! :hug:
  4. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Filled with much insight, longing, sadness - and overlaid with the author's hope for something more fulfilling. Well done!
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