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The Doll Collector's Daughter

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The Doll Collector's Daughter


In the depths 
of my stomach
a nauseating doom    
an uneasy feeling
a heart-pounding gloom

Aligned and ornate like an Easter morning choir    
were hundreds of collectibles my mother admired 
She called it “The Pink Room” with its Victorian style   
porcelain beauties etched with paranormal smiles 

She twirled 
and waltzed 
and giggled 
for their pleasure...

not knowing these antiques were Lucifer’s sweetest treasures

Shirley Temples, Alexander’s, and Chatty Cathy’s too
with your back turned to them
glossy eyes glared at you

Mechanical spheres
realistic eyelashes blinking

my curious mind pondered the evil they were thinking…

In the quiet of the night ….
             when our house lie still….
                              beyond the pink room’s door…
                                                     were faint evil shrills.



Written for Contest "Big Brother-Someone's Watching You and Why"-1st place
Black-eyed Susan
7-6-12

(Susan, this poem had less than 16 lines in its original format, but I displayed the lines differently for effect.)

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  1. Date: 7/11/2012 5:08:00 PM
    oooh, it reminds me of those creepy Twilight zone shows I used to watch and some of them portrayed dolls watching with their glassy eyes at night! Good one I had not seen !! congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 12:17:00 PM
    wow, a different flavor from you, gwenie... congrats on your top win!...:) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 4:30:00 PM
    Hi Gwendolyn - Congratulations on your win! I love this nightmarish poem! Spooky, and very well-written. - Gail

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Susan's " Big Brother " contest Gwen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 7:57:00 AM
    I liked the twisted take on the innocent figurines, although you never know...you could be right all along! congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 4:32:00 AM
    Gwen, congrats on your win, very scary...David

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 10:28:00 PM
    Well-deserved for this classy stuff! Jag

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 7:45:00 PM
    Great win Gwendolen. I have a doll collection but I have never caught them giving me the evil eye. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 3:11:00 PM
    congrats on your win Gwen

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 2:29:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST PLACE WIN WITH THIS EXCELLENT WRITE!--- Lori

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 12:47:00 PM
    congrats Gwen on a superb write and first place win luv ...awesome ..am dealing with a concussion from a fall last week so am a bit out of it and not supposed to be on computer .. but .. more fun to break the rules luv hope u r well

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 11:22:00 AM
    A great poem. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 10:05:00 AM
    YAYAYAYA!!!!!

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 8:35:00 AM
    Congrats on your 1st place win, Gwen! I knew this was a winner. Love,Kim

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 5:59:00 PM
    Oh,,,,, I love this Gwen,,,,, I collect/ was dolls from Franklin mint & Lenox , & I also have the porcelain princesses ;},,,tea-cups,,, unicorns,,,, mine all fit into my hutch,,,,too much ;} you have a blessed day Gwen ;}

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 5:46:00 PM
    many dolls (especially the ones with glass eyes) really spook me out and in this poem, you've captured that uneasiness very well. nice one!

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 11:57:00 AM
    An excellent approach to the contest here Gwen.Enjoyed the write very much.That's great news Gabby is fine now now joined her job.Best wishes to you.

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 11:41:00 AM
    great! now I am scared of my daughter's toys! just one more thing to worry about lol lovely pen..... creepy...but lovely

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 11:14:00 AM
    Wow, this is surly an eerie write my friend! I really enjoyed the creepy dolls that you talked about! It's even creepier now that I know that this is a real occurrence, a real life experience! The pink room huh, trying to make it more pleasant I guess! But you (and your sister) knew otherwise! Awesome write Gwendolen! Great Work!!

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 7/7/2012 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Remember the series of books called Haunted Ohio?...It was filled with great stories of things such as these!.... One hundred and TEN degrees heat index here in the BURG! UGhhhh!
  1. Date: 7/7/2012 8:15:00 AM
    Sounds like an eerie room, indeed. It's amazing what our childish imaginations can concoct. Great write, Gwen. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Kim (going in my favs)

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