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Rag doll

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Rag doll


Start with half a pillow case. 
Cut two patterns, darn the ends. 
Take the flattened doll like shape, 
Stuff the softest rags within. 

Knit a round and fluffy ball. 
Double sew this sturdy nose. 
Then an attic box recalled 
Of forgotten baby clothes. 

Cuddle softly, puffy face. 
Whisper firmly, "Not a peep". 
Tuck it in its hiding place 
As the doorway slowly creaks. 

Button eyes that never blink, 
Painted lips that never speak. 
Would they could, we might rethink
Just how safely children sleep. 


Gene Bourne
02-05-14

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  1. Date: 4/22/2014 8:24:00 AM
    Oh my goodness! amazing! Gene this was a unique subject, a descriptive poem and very great to read. Well done!

    Bourne Avatar Gene Bourne
    Date: 4/22/2014 11:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Casarah...I appreciate your comments, concerning the composition and the dark "raison d'etre" of this poem. I attempted to "keep the lid on" until the final stanza.. The poem addresses, unfortunately a very tragic mesage based on reality....Your comments are much appreciated...Your PS friend....., Gene Bourne.