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Poem - The Doll

Updated on April 28, 2012


I stumbled across this image, as you do, and the lines of this poem occurred to me

The image for the Poem

the doll asked me

do you know her tattooist Drax

no I said, hesitating, drawn to the image

wary of the doll's motives

any doll hanging by the neck has motives,

my motto

how much time have i got with this image

before the door of life knocks and I am disturbed

at being disturbed....


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    • Drax profile imageAUTHOR

      des donnelly 

      9 years ago from NYC....

      thanks Poetvix... every time I read this I think I need to add more to it... :-)

    • poetvix profile image


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

      Love the line "disturbed at being disturbed"... too kewl.

    • Drax profile imageAUTHOR

      des donnelly 

      10 years ago from NYC....

      thanks very much for this lovely comment Paint I Shall.

      I find random images all over the net that have an impact on me. In the old days poets roamed around and although there is no substitute for that virtually you see things you would never otherwise see in a lifetime. I think one must always make an effort to write to images that 'speak' to you...

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      Paint I Shall 

      10 years ago

      I really like this poem, it has helped me, and given me inspiration. Thanks for that. I look foreward to reading more like this.

      A deep, moving poem =)

    • Drax profile imageAUTHOR

      des donnelly 

      10 years ago from NYC....

      Hi AmyJo, thanks very much for the comment...

    • amyjosprague profile image


      10 years ago from

      Now this i like...especially the being disturbed at being disturbed. thats like the marrow to some of my stuff

    • Drax profile imageAUTHOR

      des donnelly 

      10 years ago from NYC....

      Hi RhythM_of_RaiN thanks very much for the comment...

    • RhythM_of_RaiN profile image


      10 years ago

      That's Grt.

    • Drax profile imageAUTHOR

      des donnelly 

      10 years ago from NYC....

      Hi Maven101, I must come back and add a few more verses to this to continue to explore more of the angles/curves... :-)

      Thanks for the comment.



    • Drax profile imageAUTHOR

      des donnelly 

      10 years ago from NYC....

      Hi Swathin2, this is the interesting thing with random images... trying to interpret what the person creating it had in mind... thanks for the comment.



    • maven101 profile image


      10 years ago from Northern Arizona

      A tat on the doll would have brought it all together...The grouse on the couch appears unimpressed...been there, done that..? Or just waiting to pounce on that creature crawling out from between the cleavage...Larry

    • swathin2 profile image


      10 years ago

      nice poetry with a nice photo attached to it. it really makes the person think for the exact meaning behind the scene

    • Drax profile imageAUTHOR

      des donnelly 

      10 years ago from NYC....

      thanks for the comment folks... I just stumbled across this image and felt I just had to write to it... disturbed all the time anyway so who notices :-)  thanks  ..Drax..

    • Randy Behavior profile image

      Randy Behavior 

      10 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I am now disturbed also.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      10 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Very interesting poetry to accompany the image. There is a long story there.


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