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Thumbelina

Once held with love, by hands so small-
You’d hardly know that they were mine;
Her hair, a matted yellow mess
That sticks strait up, from hands and time,

The dress, Aunt Rose knit with gnarled hands,
Still ties up proper in the back,
It hides her scars; so much undone
While keeping dignity in tact,

One of her fingers’ is too short
When I was small, I bit it off;
Her neck’s been stretched from need and love
Which now I hide with velvet cloth,

Her eyes, the same sky blue as hers-
A mother ripped from life and earth-
Who passed away, leaving her child
One blue-eyed doll and no self worth…

Many a year flew by in time-
An adult with kids of my own-
When our house burned, consuming all,
From photos to refuge of home,

There came from ashes, hope reborn-
A beauty with eyes of sky blue,
Covered in suet, fire-scarred but safe,
The only thing that made it through!

A miracle or mothers hand,
That saved her from the fire's embrace?
To place her safe with honor, down
Atop the snow to cool her face,

This doll may look a ragged mess
To those whose tears she hasn't dried,
But when I look in those blue eyes
I see a child’s love, survived…

My Thumbelina, dread locked doll
No other friend could e’er replace
Her love; I love her battle scars,
Where memory lives upon her face…





2nd place winner in Karen Neary's TRASH or TREASURE contest , 5/2008

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  1. Date: 2/4/2014 2:59:00 PM
    ..."THUMBLELINA, *:*(* `MY SWEET BABY GIRL ~ MY BELOVED

  1. Date: 5/10/2009 2:15:00 AM
    Kristin, nice work and congrats on your feature...Raul

  1. Date: 5/7/2009 5:32:00 AM
    Hello Kristin, congratulations on your featured poem. Mine is also featured. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/6/2009 11:43:00 AM
    congradulations on being featured this week. john h loving iii

  1. Date: 5/5/2009 5:47:00 PM
    Congratulations on having this TREASURE featured this week. Beautiful. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 3:42:00 PM
    congrads on being featured. john

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 2:46:00 PM
    Kristin Wow what a story a fire is such a devastating thing but that blue eyed doll made it through! Congratulations on a wonderfully written featured poem! Love Laura :)

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 11:58:00 AM
    It is easy to see why it was featured. Congratulations on being featured this week.

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 11:49:00 AM
    That is an awesome story, the only thing that survived the fire, Wow. Congrats on this one being featured as I can sure see why. Blessings to you. Ron

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 11:09:00 AM
    Kristin, this is the first poem i have read about a doll, and it will take a fabulous write to top it. A lovely story in poem, James,x

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 8:02:00 AM
    Not typical Kristin Reynolds, but wonderful...shows your versatility so well. Congrats on this selection, old friend. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 7:10:00 AM
    Dear Kristin,Congratulations on YOUR Featured POEM "Thumbelina" WOW this is absolutely amazing another Congrats on YOUR 2nd place Win in Karen's Contest I can picture verses 7 and 8 Great Write a well deserved Feature YOURS ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 6:55:00 AM
    Still like this one, Kristin. Congrats on "Thumbelina" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 6:25:00 AM
    An outstanding write. I remember this so well, packed with such emotion, written to perfection. Warmest congrats an an exceptional featured write. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 4:09:00 AM
    I cried. I still have my precious baby doll...the only one I would play with. My family survived a house fire. My daughter lost most everything of hers. We had to move out for 6 months. A beautiful crochet bed cover that My great grandmother had made only received a little suet while most everything else in that cabinet was ruined. I identified. Your poem is wonderful. No wonder it was prized. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Love, Dane

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 3:40:00 AM
    Wonderful writing, Congratulations on being featured, kindest thoughts, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 1:00:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature this week Kristin Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 9:03:00 PM
    And a year later, this poem is being featured! No wonder why! Congratulations, Kristin! Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 7:35:00 PM
    Another win for this creative poem. Congratulations on having it featured. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Keep on writing. Karen

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 7:33:00 PM
    This was such a wonder that I missed the first time it was posted, and so glad to have another chance to visit! Congratulations on having this be featured this week, dear Kristin! Yea, for you!!

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