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A Russian Doll

One day whilst browsing casually,
a craft shop in the spring,
I came upon a Russian doll,
she was such a beautiful thing.

The owner said, don't open her!
Such secrets she can't tell!
But I  as  one who needs to know
unscrewed the outer shell.

The first doll smiled so sweetly,
to justify my pry.
The second doll wore such a frown,
and he began to cry:

'I told you not to go there!
Some things need no exposure!
Seek not which seeks no seeking,
such hearts need no disclosure!'

But on and on I ventured
till one, small doll was left.
A tiny knife impaled her heart,
and we both stood bereft.

Copyright © Jonathan French | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 11/16/2017 10:17:00 PM

    A very intriguing and dark poem Jonathan. Captivating and enticing throughout, your last stanza is especially fascinating... Enjoyed!
  1. Date: 11/16/2017 12:45:00 PM

    A great combo of Pandora and the Gremlins--enjoyed
  1. Date: 11/12/2017 8:29:00 AM

    People have many layers my friend and we need to delve deeper to discover them.. Are you screaming? This could have another interpretation as well, but I'm gonna keep that one to myself.. But, always heed warnings from others.. You are a great poet and I love your poems..
  1. Date: 11/11/2017 6:41:00 PM

    Fantastic pen! I love this :) fave xomo
  1. Date: 11/11/2017 6:18:00 PM

    My wife has one, but they're all smiley. Yours has an edge to it
  1. Date: 11/11/2017 6:01:00 PM

    one doll was beautiful the next was sad the third had a knife in its heart...interesting poem
  1. Date: 11/11/2017 5:17:00 PM

    Oh he should have listened to the shp keeper. But he did not, and that was the results of his search. He picked up the wrong doll. Have a nice evening my friend.
  1. Date: 11/11/2017 4:27:00 PM

    I don`t know if this case of a doll is made clear enough for the poem to be a successful one, but you gave it a good effort. By the way I have a book on kindle called, "One Hundred Sonnets, Book Two and another book titled, "Thirty Religious Sonnets. If you like a copy of either of them, go to Amazon.com and type the name of the books or my name and take it form there. Pass the word if you would and leave a comment after reading. My thanks to you! Luis A. Estable