Poem -

THE DOLLY IN THE CORNER

I have no more heart to beat faster
Or breath to come in raggedy gasps
But Im so scared of the dolly in the corner
A creature with a nasty task

I am scared of the dolly in the corner
Who sits there with her black button eyes
And flowered face
A creature who spies me
Her prettiness is a lie

I'm so scared of the dolly in the corner
She isn't my friend mummy
We never had fun
And I am laid out and cannot run
I am so scared

I'm so scared of the dolly in the corner
Who is as still as an empty sea
As lifeless as the nighttime sun
Like me

She smiles

Im so scared of the dolly in the corner
But they close the casket anyway
On we
For eternity.
​​​​​​Marion Price(2020)

 

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Katina Woodruff...

Was this about a girl who had a fear of the doll in her room? Or, is it a metaphor? Thanks for clarifying. 

Favorite part

I'm so scared of the dolly in the corner
She isn't my friend mummy
We never had fun
And I am laid out and cannot run
I am so scared

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Marion Price

Hey Katrina, nice to meet you, hope to catch up with your work soon. As ever the interpretation is always up to the reader...but mankind has an age old history of placing perceived 'favourite' possessions in the coffins of loved ones. Do we get it right though?? Thanks so much for taking the time...blessings 💕

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Jill Tait

Awwww nasty dolly xxx❤️❤️❤️

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Marion Price

Hey my friend...I'm falling behind on here, not much time lately, catch up with yours soon love...thanks love 💕

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Jill Tait

Aww thanks hunnybun xxx❤️❤️❤️

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Tony Taylor

When poetry is at its best..... it paints powerful images in the minds of the reader...... it rings true to the ear...... it begs to be read again..... to clarify whether or not one's initial impressions are true...... and this accomplishes that.... and so much more with its haunting edges..... and repetitive mantra ~

             ~ "I'm so scared of the dolly in the corner.."

Wow Miss MARION!!...... you go girl!!..... this ROCKS girlfriend!!.... So VERY creative!!........ALL STARS!!...... Bravo!!.......LOVE & ROCKETS!!......T xo. : )

      

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Marion Price

Hi Tony...well thankyou for your lovely comments. I have to apologise as IV loads of yours to catch up on...will get to.it sometime this week hopefully. Blessings my friend💕

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Icarus Flocke

I love this Marion. I pinned it after the first read.

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Marion Price

Wow...thankyou Jeremy, I am enjoying your stuff also, you have such an unique style. Hugs my friend 💕

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Violet Freese

I find this haunting and brings to my mind a certain dolly I had in my 
room as a kid.  I used to get up and put it in a drawer at night so it woudnt look at me. Isnt that weird .. it was an old porcelain doll someone had given my mom..and I never truly liked it.  Your writing put me back in the mode of seeing that infernal thing staring at me.. great write
violet

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Marion Price

Oh thankyou Violet, that's exactly what I was aiming for...I think it might be my theme for a while...black and creepy😱😆....appreciate you taking the time my friend 💕

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Marion Price

Lol...me too!! Thankyou so much Mr portrait, appreciate your comments and feedback...will catch up on yours soon also 💕

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Cherie Leigh

Oh!  This is so haunting...to think of that poor dead little girl with her dolly tucked in her casket causing her stress even in death...awww!  I wish I could take it away.  God rest her soul!  Powerful imagery!  Just wow!  xo Love n Hugs 

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Marion Price

Lol...I feel your pain Cherie😱😱...so glad it affected you, haunting was my intention....hugs my friend, need to catch up on yours too... ! I have a list...lol 💕

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Marion Price

Appreciating your feedback my friend, thankyou so much 💕

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