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The Worry Dolls

There is a tiny box of dolls
On the shelf by my bed
Each doll is for one worry that
May swirl inside my head

The box was given to me by
A friend, whom I adore
It started me to wondering
Just what is Worry for?

Does it serve any function as 
I purpose through each day?
Will it relieve my deepest pain
Or guide me on my way?

Can it lesson my misery 
Would it minimize strife?
And, will it add one single hour
To the end of my life?

The answer to my question is
Of course, "NO", it cannot!
So, Worry has no place in me
No victory it's wrought

The dolls-- I'll keep them anyhow
And use them differently
I'm sure my good friend wouldn't mind
A new idea, you see:

I'll pluck each miniature doll
From its box every night
And thank the Lord for giving me
A more eternal sight

Yes, with each petite figure I
Shall count one blessing too
And pray before I sleep that He'll
Make anxious hearts like new!

Copyright © Donna Golden

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  1. Date: 3/10/2011 10:10:00 PM
    Very potent poem. I love the lesson, you can hear something a million times like "don't worry", but sometimes you have to hear it in a different way for it make a bit more sense, and i think this poem does that with a great metaphor. Keep writing :)

  1. Date: 5/28/2009 4:19:00 AM
    Donna, Thank you for this enjoyable poem. Excellent new use for your worry doll. I'm sure your friend will be delighted that your worries have flown to a higher plane- to God's Love. Smiling. Dane

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 8:51:00 PM

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 9:28:00 AM
    Missing your talent, Carina. Where your muse? <3 Ptolomeou. [I tagged Ruben, ; )]

  1. Date: 5/18/2009 5:06:00 PM
    Hi Donna. What happened to the Goggle Footle. As soon as I read and commented on it, it disappeared. Loved it! Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/18/2009 4:28:00 PM
    one of my moms favorite bit of advice to me...worry..can it add a hour to your life? Thanks for the memories, blessings to you.

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 1:23:00 PM
    creative imagery of personal growth! Donna! I enjoy poetry that records real-time-feelings! cool! ..and thanks always for your very welcome comments!!! Jim

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 8:29:00 AM
    Thanks Donna, for your comments on my "Living in Fear. No not allegorical, just my entry for Matt's contest. I love this poem. I am glad you turned your worry dolls in to "Blessings". Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/12/2009 11:33:00 PM
    Nioc work Donna.Rgds Brian &thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 5/12/2009 11:10:00 PM
    Donna,..awesome write,..this poetry is put together so well,..I can see you plucking out those lil dolls and praying,..nice work! james

  1. Date: 5/8/2009 4:55:00 PM
    This reminds me of worry beads someone gave to my daughter when she was a child. I secretly wanted them for myself : ) Such a beautiful unselfish concept to your poem. That is one good friend you have there, no doubt you are just as good to her. It's an amazing thing the gifts of friendship. Thanks for sharing. Love, Shar xoxo

  1. Date: 5/8/2009 11:06:00 AM
    This is a wonderful message. I love the rhyme and flow of this one. Great writing and thank you for sharing. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 5/7/2009 6:57:00 PM
    Wow! Love the concept of "worry dolls." And I think the friend who gave them to you would be pleased that you have found such a constructive way to use them. This is in my favorites now! Absolutely brilliant, inspired writing. How clever you are ! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/7/2009 6:51:00 PM
    Inspiring and powerful words, Carina. Its significance and meaning very well penned. i love it! Ptolomeu.

  1. Date: 5/7/2009 5:39:00 PM
    Smile~thats all which I could do after I read this perfectly penned and flowing write!!!:):)~What a wonderful message these amazing words of "Yours" are, "Gifted & Blessed Donna Golden!!!":):)~This is perhaps, the very best write of "Yours" which I have yet to read~"Absolutely Beautiful!!!":):)~"Warmth & Blessings Always To 'You & Your Loves,' John!!!":):) Bye ~

  1. Date: 5/7/2009 5:13:00 PM
    Very good message best left at the end of verse 4...make a new verse for the balance! Missed Ya!!!! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/7/2009 2:24:00 PM
    beautiful poem, turning something negative into something positive.well done