Upon an ancient wicker rocker sits
A pretty little lady just as old.
How fair her alabaster cheeks, and smooth,
Yet never do they dimple with a grin.
Her azure eyes look on, but nothing see;
No word from her red lips was ever heard.
Those chubby little arms will never reach
As if to beckon me to hold her close.
My dear, if you and I had never met,
I’d be as lifeless as that baby doll.
About the poem:
I was looking at my antique doll sitting in her chair in the corner of the room when this poem came to me. At first I was merely writing about the doll, but as the lines progressed, I realized that I needed to make a point. She has many characteristics of a real live baby, but she is missing the main ingredient: life.
I, too, was afraid to live until a certain person came into my life, calmed my fears, taught me that my life had value, and gave me hope for a brighter future. If not for him, I am quite sure that I would not be here today.
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blank verse: 10 unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter