by Rog   Apr 17, 2021

There was a colorful toy
on top of an old piano
next to a pendulum
hanging metal balls
hitting one another
until the last one jumped
because there was nothing else to hit

There was an old black and white picture
with people I never knew
smiling to us from a distant land
who are those watching us
from the land of color
do we know them?

I never grasped before
the meaning of that toy
a baby inside a mom
inside a mom inside a mom
inside a mom inside a mom
lovely painted with bright colors
same old music playing on


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  • 3 weeks ago

    by Everlasting

    I always thought whenever I saw those dolls inside a doll inside a doll inside a doll toy, that it represented our growth. We start as babies, we continue growing and growing. To me it was like the stages of our lives. Each stage safeguarded the previous stage per se. Thanks for sharing.

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Rog

      I don't really know if there is one true meaning or several ones, I just saw the association with family so it made sense to me. I like the meaning of growing too.

  • 4 weeks ago

    by BOB GALLO

    I was wondering why this one is unliked from the bunch, Read it and learn ed it is a very good one. I love how you mold your imagination to Matryoshkas.. Got inspired.

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Rog

      It's a real memory from my childdhood. Sometimes I work on a poem for several days to fit the rythm and rhymes but this one came out easy, I barely worked.
      Thanks, I like many of your poems too.