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Dollies Eye

Updated on July 5, 2013
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That mad smiling face

with pieces of my mother

caught between his teeth

handing me the crippled goose

and the rust stained hatchet

nodding toward the stump

Oh, yes; that

my platform, my stage

where I have stood

in my Arthurian pose

having pulled my wooden

Excalibur from the

knotted oak’s heart

and laying down this

sacrificial lamb…okay, this goose

it stares at me with doll’s eyes

already lifeless marbles.

Shall I pluck one out?

My sister’s plaything

Is missing one.

Perhaps I’ll save it in my pocket

and tonight with full bellies of fowl

I’ll press it into dollies face

while sissy giggles dreams

on her pink down pillow

and at dawn

my Guinevere

and her companion

can help me hide from

the mad smiling Merlin.



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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Vincent, thank you, sir, for the share and most of all for the visit. Always a pleasure!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Nikki, I'll settle for Creepy and sinister! : )

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Darkness is becoming your forte my poet, Stephen King would be proud of you as I am. Your discovery of the dark-side has not come without pain, that I know. Metaphors are a poet's best friend. Tweeted and shared, excellent work.

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      Nikki Wicked 4 years ago from Louisiana

      Creepy and sinister

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Kim.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wayne,

      Loving these darker poems-you have definitely discovered a unique niche. Voted Up!

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Lurana.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I'm watching Merlin as I read this and had to share the synchronicity! Very entertaining and creepy poem. :-) ~Lurana

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Your writing is much better than the memory... lol.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Hi Cat. Glad I could bring back some childhood memories for you. :-)

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Don't worry Deb, I won't cook your goose.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Wayne, have I ever told you how awesome you are? :D This is so cool... maybe not the most poetic word to describe your masterpiece, but it's what comes to mind.

      'Kay, quick story; I had this doll 'Baby Talk'... it was the 80's and the doll talked; that was pretty hi-tech back then! My brother WAYNE and his sidekick (my other brother), decided that on a summer, weekday afternoon, they'd randomly create a 'haunted house', in which they hung 'Baby Talk' by her neck from the stair case, dang near pulled her eye out of her socket and shredded her pink overalls with red crayon, that the attempted to simulate a 'bloody' mess! I walked in, devastated! I was crushed! That was my favorite doll and I had tears in my eyes. All the while, my two moron brothers stood there with these retarded 'proud as a peacock' smiles 'how'd ya like that?' Needless to say, I didn't find it funny or scary and you should've seen how pathetic I looked playing with the doll after that... lol! Anyway, this brought me back there! lol

      Cat

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I read it. No goose on any stump.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      : ) Thank you Leslie. If I gave you goosebumps, then I accomplished my goal!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      JESUS! (and i don't mean that in a churchly way - even if it IS sunday..lol)

      I got goosebumps after the first 3 lines and they still have not dissipated!

      Awesome and Eeew-some, my friend..

      LOL..

      sharing..

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      I get creepy, too; for Halloween, at least. I surprise even myself! :-D

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Kathryn. : )

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Rasma, thanks for stopping by my house of horrors! : 0

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Wow, the creepy photo sets the stage for this disturbing poem. I love it! It seems like it would make a great scene from a horror movie.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Torrilynn, thank you for the squeamish compliment and the share. : )

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Hi Nellieanna. I am glad you popped in to visit...even when it's on the creepy side. : )

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you wildove. Sorry to scare you. ; )

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Tony.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Jackie.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. Absolutely Gothic. Got the shivers and that pic. Oh, my!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      I absolutely dislike dolls and the photo doesnt help ! :) wicked poetry, i like. Voted up, pinned, and shared !

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      SO - your genius started in childhood! :-)

      What is creepier than a maimed doll, I wonder? Especially the eye(s).

      But - your Guinevere? Intriguing!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Ed. A double Macabre; I'm doing good! : )

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Frank.

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      wildove5 4 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Oh that picture is just creepy, I had to read past it quickly! I hated dolls as a child, mostly because of their staring cold eyes, very dark write! I had goose bumps!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Well, Sha; good thing you didn't read this one before you went to bed, huh. You wouldn't want dreams of Chucky coming from under the covers. : 0

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Love it, Wayne. Exploring the darkness without judgment or limit, is such a good thing for a writer. It allows the human mind freedom of imagination and yet another perspective. The deeper you delve the more profound the results. Excellent work.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good...original and a pleasure to read! ^

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Appreciate the compliment and the support. Thank you sir Marlin.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Quite a good narrative. Up and another "macabre" compliment!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you cleaner. 'Macabre' is a good compliment here. I'll take it!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      very good story told in poem format voted awesome :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Ewwww! This reminds me of Chuckie. I don't like icky things and I really don't like icky people!

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      Marlin 55 4 years ago from USA

      Great opener Wayne and follow through. Voted up!

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Wayne ..macabre poetry .. I like it ..!