Friday, October 26, 2007

The Doll House

We once lived in a big blue doll-house
With big wooden windows and thin flowery walls.
The outsides were open to children with free will
And the insides opened to pretty blue dolls.
On holidays, the children messed our hair and kissed us and dressed us with new blue suits.
And on days their mothers fed them milk, cookies and guilt, they drowned us with laughter in the nude.


We once lived in a big blue doll-house
Which was passed from Granny to Mama to the little girl in white
And each lived with us in the day
And left us alone in the dark by night.
We loved them all, Granny, Mama and little girl and we let them love us in their own way.
But one day, Mama decided that the little girl didn't do much but play.


We didn't understand their language much
Words are harder to understand than love.
But easier than all, is to feel hurt
As we felt, when our home came crashing down.

In a big brown box, they threw the home they broke.
The big blue windows, flowery walls and all.
And with our home they threw us in,
The ones they loved, their pretty blue dolls.

When they closed the lid, we cried in fright
We cried in fear of a never ending night.
They put our box on the roof to burn
Did we melt of anger or was it the sun?
We died for them, but they never thought us alive
Did they remember the love when they left us to die?
Did they ever remember how they dressed us and kissed us?
Did they ever hear our tears and cries?
Did they ever buy a new blue doll-house -
With blue pretty dolls in ribbons on chairs?
Did they dress their new toys in new blue suits
And drown them, laughing, naked and bare?

Do little girls in white always forget to love
When they grow into Grannies and Mamas too soon?
Do they always serve milk and cookies and guilt
So old pretty dolls can burn on the roof?

8 comments:

Monolith... said...

As I've said before. I'm not someone who understands poetry. But while it feels sad it is also nicely writen.

the stygian sailor said...

WHAT A CONCEPT!
brillianto.

therapy said...

"Do they always serve milk and cookies and guilt"....

its beautiful...

Dredger said...

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Woman?? said...

Rae:

Forgive me for dis-liking this one. Its written too well to not feel the sadness.

Why? Why did this have to be written?

Rae said...

woman: i dunno. sorry!

Woman?? said...

(Grumble, grumble...) It still IS beautiful... (grumble...)

:)

Isn't it strange that it takes decades of growing up to be able to articulate or even understand feelings of our childhood?

The Chosen Reject said...

I agree with Woman?? It is just way too nicely written to 'feel'.

I'm also a person who connects with raw emotions better so i guess thats one more reason, nonetheless some really delicious lines...

"Do they always serve milk and cookies and guilt"

"Words are harder to understand than love" (I LOVE THIS ONE)