Doll's Gift

Doll's Gift

A Poem by Gale L. Mccoy

defeated in battle
her legs the price
a warrior lays dying
before a grand golden cage
a doll looks down at her
from within, eyes unblinking
her own legs folded underneath her
unused for centuries
“would you like my legs?
I have no use for them
I am sure you would
make them strong again”

the warrior, with the long legs of a doll
gains grace and speed
quite unlike what she had before
she gained glory and revenge
and treasured the gift
swearing to return them
on the day the doll was free from her cage

the doll faired no different
with legs or not
gained a protector
and a companion
she never tried for freedom
for there was no door to the cage
and her dreams were not hindered
she had her hands
and she had her voice
with which she could pass the time
merrily away
with the warrior

© 2018 Gale L. Mccoy

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Added on April 21, 2018
Last Updated on April 21, 2018
Tags: Doll, lgbt+, wlw, warrior, war, wound, gift


Gale L. Mccoy
Gale L. Mccoy


22/Non-binary/Ohio an aspiring author, lazy witch, lover to the sky and no one else. more..

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