Paper Cuts

Paper Cuts

A Poem by Neville Pettitt
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Inspired by an original idea conceived by Queenie & progressed by Christine Anne Shaw.. two great poets & who I am honoured to call friends..

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Paper Cuts

 

Faceless

Paper dolls in chains

Cut and strung from magazines

Watching as each heart bleeds a mere paper cut apart

 


© 2018 Neville Pettitt



Author's Note

Neville Pettitt
Go check them girls out why dont'cha....

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A well-crafted reminder of these ancient "linked" paper dolls . . . adding the poignant twist of random paper cuts . . . makes for an intriguing mix of imagery that spells "ouch!" And not to mention -- this is the reason I am insulated by wilderness instead of staying in that line-up anymore! *wink! wink!* Natch, I read Chris & Queenie regularly! (((NUGS to all))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


Neville Pettitt

1 Month Ago

Thanks Margie, I kinda like these words too, a kind of pseudo collaboration, unless I am mistaken an.. read more
I remember those cut out dolls brings back so many enjoyable. memories..nice one ..Neville

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

I smile too whenever I see or think of them... thank you Fran, thank you very much indeed... Neville
reminiscent of a past now lost on today's kids or will be. nice brevity.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Thank you Sir and sadly, the first part quite likely true... N
Thank you dear Neville for the nod.

I'm glad you posted this as a stand alone poem. It did in fact bring back to me lots of memories of my Nan. She used to fold the newspapers and get her scissors snapping away, and I had a string of those faceless paper dolls. She also used to make fire crackers from newspapers too and I used to help her do that. Always washed my hands afterwards, smudged with black ink print. You brought her back to me. No bleeding heart here. Mine glowing with warmth.

Chris



Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

So good to hear that Chris.. I can recall those fire crackers too...and the ink... Cheers my friend... read more
They are amazing ladies and thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry. A visual poem.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

I am certainly trying John... off to the coast this afternoon for a walk with my dog around West Bay.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

You are lucky. I am taking grandson to school. First days of school for him. My good days.
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

wow.. you are lucky too my friend.. what a milestone that is..... go well.. N
Awwwww Ty Nev...sometimes I feel like we are all paper dolls around here flapping in the wind....nice to know whose holding my hand!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

thank you...

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Neville Pettitt
Neville Pettitt

Gone West folks....., United Kingdom



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