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Just a Rag doll

Here I am on this shelf collecting
dust. A worn out shirt.
Faded blue jeans and one less
button to worry about.

Stitches coming undone. Making
my insides coil up into a bunch
Putting on a brave face in the dark.
Misshapen and contorted.

I remember the day you carried
me to school on your handle bars.
Fell off into a puddle. So cold I was.
Mud smeared on my face. You
pick me up. Did your best to
dry me off left a stain. Till this day.

Just a ragdoll I am. Sitting on this
shelf. Next to a book of physics.
The never-ending space.
Nuclear atoms.
Thesis on genetics. Two
faded baseball cards and a snow
globe of Venice.

Years have come and gone.
Seen you grown. Know your
secrets when you cried.
Seen so many moon lights.

Time never seizes and yet, I am
still here collecting dust mites.
Just a Rag doll.
Always here when you need me.
To sleep. To dream. To say your
Good nights...


About this poem

We all grew up with something from our childhood when we had it just made every thing better.

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Written on February 24, 2023

Submitted by axbarajas0419 on February 24, 2023

Modified on April 17, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 947
Words 202
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 6, 7, 4, 6

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