Porcelain

by Bugg   May 8, 2008


Watch out, I break a little too easily
Because I am a little porcelain doll
Looking so pretty and a bit too perfect
But you just watch and wait for me to fall.

Smooth my dress and straighten me up
Remove the dust from my painted face
I'll thank you with my large glass eyes
This permanent smile of mine, I wish to erase

I stand here in this never-moving position
Remember when you gave me away?
You told your daughter, "She looks just like you.
She's a twin doll. Sweetie, happy birthday!"

She's getting harder to control
I watch from my shelf as you say,
"Why do you do this? You'll die soon!
Please, don't. Sooner or later, you'll pay."

Her skin is so porcelain white as she slices her wrist
She runs out of the room and slams the door
You pick up her bloody razor and start to cry
And you watch me as I shatter on the floor

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  • 10 years ago

    by Lady Nik

    I really love the way you write. It's very powerful and as a cutter I can really relate to what your saying. For someone who doesn't cut you did an amazing job with displaying the emotions of a cutter. Very nice work. Shanik

  • 10 years ago

    by Alma

    Wow this is such a strong piece of poetry
    beautiful 5/5

  • 11 years ago

    by benjamin

    These are poems i allways have immagined reading.. it tells of people in real life. whether its the writer or a friend.. so much emotion.. i like the last part when the mother finds the razer and can feel her pain by the porcelain doll breaking and that the doll used to be her and now the daughter is nothing like it .. so its no longer a twin its just a doll and so that form of the girl goes away .. as does the doll

  • 11 years ago

    by BrokenREALiTy

    Watch out, I break a little too easily
    Because I am a little porcelain doll
    `Repeat of "little" bothered me dearly.

    I loved your opening stanza. It was so ... beautiful. And it made me think when people hate you, it's normally because they envy you and they're just waiting for you to slip and fall.

    Second stanza is haunting. It makes me realize how painted society is. How you have to look a certain way--and it made me think you're trying to get rid of the superficialness. It's so old, but no one wants to look "normal" hence the dust. People control you--what they think affects the way you live your life.

    Omg, I totally didn't expect that. That's stunning! I'm taking it that the doll is watching you. Looking at yourself through the doll ... WOW. What a great idea! Though I didn't quite fancy your third or fourth stanza, you wrapped it up really nicely.

    ..__MiNDYY

  • 11 years ago

    by A Phoenyx in Flight

    This is a really sad poem i like it though i can relate i use to cut

    i put this poem on my favorite poems list