China Doll

China Doll

A Poem by NotYourChinaDoll

I'm not your china doll


 You think I am a china doll
With a fragile flawless face.
The doll that must be kept up high
Inside a small glass case.

You think I am so innocent 
So breakable and naive
You think this is a compliment
That's what you believe

You think I'm something perfect
Something to collect
Too good for this harsh world
For "my sake" you must protect

You place me on this pedestal
To look at, not to touch
Your angel girl with gentle smile
And cheeks with perfect blush

I'll tell you once it's just not true
These things you think you know
I'm wiser than that girl you see
I'm stronger than I show

One wrong move won't shatter me
I don't need your protection
And though I may be good,
I am far from perfection

Erase that china doll's image 
Then look at me and blink
Then listen close, I won't repeat
I'm not the girl you think

© 2010 NotYourChinaDoll

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This is brilliant. Your writing is fantastic, the descriptions paint a perfect picture and the emotive words grip the reader. The way you twisted together the two themes... marvelous! I've never thought of that, but it is a perfect idea! Unique and and colorful.

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Great write

Posted 9 Years Ago

I've read a lot of poems with this concept of a girl being a doll, and I have to say, yours is one of the best. I like the strength in the speaker's voice. She's not taking anyone's sh*t!

It's hard to pick a favorite line or stanza, but the first one really sets the tone. Great work. :-)

Posted 9 Years Ago

beautiful work, excellent metaphor, thank you for sharing

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is brilliant writing. Wonderful imagery. Truly enjoyed this. Nicely done! Added to my favorites.

~anna rose

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is amazing and i love it soooo much!!!!

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brilliant ! Absolutely brilliant. This poem spoke to me and interpreted as the way men see women. Men see women as objects for them no adorn and look at that they need to protect because they're so fragile. This poem could also be about how some people think girls are made with "sugar and spice and everything nice" and that they have to look, think and behave a certain way. Great write!!!

Posted 10 Years Ago

i love how you rebel against the idea of perfection

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love the last stanza, just utterly cutting. The acid tone, the bitting remarks and the confident voice add to the total appeal. This is one grand declaration and I can imagine this spoken with just the right pose. But more importantly, I love the attitude you imbue in this, strong and totally sure of yourself.

Keep Writing. ^___^

Posted 10 Years Ago

The struggle we all eventually go through. =/ Your words are powerful and gripping, colorful and bold, real and up front.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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40 Reviews
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Added on November 18, 2009
Last Updated on February 25, 2010
Tags: china doll, porcelain, image, wrong, Pedestal, You think, china, doll




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