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Beauty or Love?

May 24, 2009
By Bridie ELITE, Massapequa, New York
Bridie ELITE, Massapequa, New York
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Favorite Quote:
She can because she thinks she can.

In the china cabinet, the lonely antique sits and watches all the toys play.
They soar through the sky, race, and dance,
While all the little antique can do is, collect dust.
Then at night the toy is wrapped tightly in the hands of the precious child
Warm and safe in bed.
The antique watches through the glass and freezes at night,
So that its beauty can stay suspended in time.
The antique dreams that its beauty would wash away
Moreover, that it would become flimsy and soft
Just to be cherished and loved.

The author's comments:
When I was younger I would always stare at the beautiful dolls in the cabinet. Then I'd always want to play with them, but my mom would say no. I never understood why and used to think how lonely the dolls were. This piece is a follow up on the poem "Toy/Antique".

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