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Not Your Rag Doll Any More

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Not Your Rag Doll Any More


Baby, your time is running out…
  No - I won't play in your house anymore
My life as your ragdoll - is coming to an end
  Your kind of vapid love left me so forlorn 

My heart was torn and frayed 
  By being tossed around by you
I was but a puppet - in your cruel selfish hands
  Played with- then tossed  aside
Like some old, gnarly shoe 

I was once new and shiny
  But you used me - then threw me to the ground
I had bright red curls, with lips painted cherry red
  And a happy beautiful smile
But the way you treated me
  Was like some game of 'lost and found' 

My insides had turned to cotton
  Spilling from me - like tidal pools of tears
My smile was painted on
  My threads bare and worn
No longer could I feel -I lost so much of me
So many lost and wasted years 

Once I didn’t have a backbone
  It was made of useless twine
Easily dragged around by you
  But now I see you for what you are...
A cold heart that has no shine 

Next time you think of coming my way
  Forget it...Just turn right back around
Cuz' you’re not coming in
  My heart won’t be your rag doll any more
You've lost me...but this last joke's on you
  Baby...I'm the one who wins
I'll survive - I don't need a love like yours

Yes, many tears I used to cry
  But -I don't want you back anymore
Just keep walkin' on down that road
  Now I hold my head up high  
My heart has been tranposed
  So- don't come knocking at my door...
To you baby - my door's forever closed


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  1. Date: 9/9/2012 2:43:00 PM
    Reminds me ofthe song "I Will Survive" which was a big hit a number of years ago. This poem has the same enduring theme. Peace &Love Matthew Anish

    murray Avatar anne p. murray
    Date: 9/9/2012 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome comparison. Thank you for telling me this. I sure remember that song but didn't know the lyrics until you pointed out the comparison...I looked them up/ Great lyrics in that song
  1. Date: 8/21/2012 4:18:00 PM
    Reading this reminded me of a short story written by Franz Kafka. This is well written with great descriptiveness and rhyming.

    murray Avatar anne p. murray
    Date: 8/21/2012 4:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you kindly Robert for your thoughtful comments Peace... Anne