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Little Sally

Updated on September 16, 2011

some kids had a bear

i had a voodoo doll

sticking knives...into the eyes

of what my enemies saw

it wasn't too long before i learned a few tricks

pluck a button here, pull a thread there...

making sure the message would stick.

her name was little sally

...when she wasn't someone else

and i was sure she knew i loved her

until the day i fell

i woke the next day hurting

it seemed i'd scraped my knee

i couldnt remember falling

had sally punished me?

it seemed the pokes and rips

weren't up her alley

so she started poking back

that evil little sally

i couldn't figure out

how she could have hurt me

after all...she was a doll

she wasn't real...not really...

still, it was too weird

i threw her straight away

after feeling a pain in my arm

that i could not explain

i had the pain forever

no doctor could tell me why

and then i found the answer

not where i used to keep her, but behind

she used to sit atop my desk

one day i saw when i was cleaning,

tucked behind, a little doll

that oddly resembled me

in its arm, there was a pin

it couldn't be what it appeared

i puled the pin out very gently

and the pain - it disappeared

Little Voodoo Sally

more clever than she seamed

sick of being used

had made a doll of me

upon examination, it really was uncanny

all this time i never knew

little sally

couldn't stand me

the tiny doll with pricks of pin

that looked exactly like me

sent a message beyond skin

it hurt real deep inside me

Little Sally was my doll

i loved her like a baby

and all the while she must have thought

that it was her that i was hurting

so let this be a lesson

all those pricks you want to prick...

keep out the middle man

because certain needles stick.


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    • zzron profile image


      6 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Superduper creepy and very much freaky! LOL.

    • Pollyannalana profile image


      6 years ago from US

      This is great! Love the pic. I will share it.

    • profile image 

      6 years ago

      ......very nice.

      I think it here are 100 % present.

    • kittythedreamer profile image

      Kitty Fields 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      I LOVED THIS ONE! Too clever. You clever, clever girl! Voted up and awesome. Lots of dark fun.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      7 years ago from Wales

      Well I must say I am glad I came accross you on here.

      You are so without a dobut so very talented and I look forward to sharing many hubs with you.

      Take care and have a great day.


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      Fehl Dungo 

      7 years ago from close to you...

      bless little Sally

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      ...gotta come back and read this one again - and have an excuse just to sit here and gaze at your loveliness.

      lake erie time ontario canada 4:45pm

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      Yes!!! i love the skeleton key! Everything done of ill intent backfires...i should know.

      and yess, sally was tossed away. poo lol

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      tom hellert 

      7 years ago from home


      Creepy but good-very slick nicely done poor lil sally she got tossed


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      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      haha how do you do that voodoo that you do?! lol I am hooked on your hubs for sure. voodoo dolls are creepy and this was a great moral. voodoo has a way of backfiring. ever watched the movie The Skeleton Key?

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      Thank you JL, my old friend, thank you.

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      7 years ago

      Wonderful, beautiful, inspiring these tears.

      You are a blessing.

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      thanx babe!

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      7 years ago

      This was so awesome. OMG, l loved it.

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago's entirely my pleasure ...and don't forget I am learning from you ....also!

      lake erie time 1:31am

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      by the way epi, i borrowed a hint of your style for this one and braided my own inspiration into it...hope you dont mind lol

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      hey epi, what was the end of that first

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      .....well my finest ink buddy there you have it - two very great writers in the blessed creative beings of JAMI L. PEREIRA and POETVIX giving you their most deserved acclaim for your latest masterpiece and in particular because the great POETVIX just took the words right out of my mouth before I arrived on your scene here - I must add a few words of my own: I absolutely adore this delicious macabre piece because it was so fooking creepy (that's how the Irish spell it; just ask Gerry) and the only doll I want to take to bed with me tonight is you because I know you won't prick me but on the other hand I just might pri ............

      lake erie timeless for you, the pendulum stopped so let everyone through to the otherworld of Steph Shakespeare's poetic lair .......and let me never escape .......okay it's 12:41am and I've just sent a few stars from the lake over to you .......sharing a stiff drink right now of cognac with Mister Poe - and he is most impressed with you as he raises his glass -as do I

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      lol, back off cags, im indecisive tonight. lol

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      7 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Pink, if you want to call me a prick, then just say it. :P (j/k) Definitely an interesting theme, that's for sure. As for changing the picture, leave it alone would you. :P As always, it was an interesting read. :P :) :D

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      lol, ive never been commented on faster, i keep changing the picture, and a comment keeps appearing. thank you so much.

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      LaDena Campbell 

      7 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Great writing...

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      wow, thank you.

    • poetvix profile image


      7 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Absolutely the most darkly, devilishly, delicious piece I have read in some time. The contrast between the sweetness of loving a doll, the music, and the more malicious intent just rocked. Up, awesome, beautiful and they need to make a few more.

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      jami l. pereira 

      7 years ago

      Love the twist in this piece , great write , thanks for the read:)


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