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The Doll

January 6, 2012
By NightGoddess17 PLATINUM, New City, New York
NightGoddess17 PLATINUM, New City, New York
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The clock’s tick-tocking so sped up,
The only noise it makes is a dull clicking
As hours pass in minutes.
This is the only sound,
And it echoes in the still, dark room.
Here time is endless.
Speeding and dragging,
Yet never moving.

A single candle on a small table flickers and flares,
Casting strange shadows around the room.
The windows behind me are swathed in dark red curtains,
Sealing me inside the lonely room.
A mirror reflects back the room,
And people who aren’t there dance before my eyes.

I am little Alice,
The one with the glass eyes and frilly dress,
Sitting on the cold floor,
Holding the deceptive mirror.
I drop one single red tear
As the candle blows out,
Cloaking the room in darkness
As the cover of the speeding clock cracks.

The author's comments:
I'm describing the ending scene in the popular anime series "Vampire Knight." I have no idea why i did this.... I'm sorry the picture doesn't match the poem, I couldn't find one that matched so I pickedone that looked cool.

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on Feb. 6 2012 at 9:03 pm
I really liked it! Great details! :)

on Jan. 20 2012 at 10:37 pm
ForeverSweetheart GOLD, Safford, Arizona
17 articles 1 photo 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Babe, do what you have to do." -- Ryan M.
"I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells." -- Dr. Seuss
"Put him in the taffy puller!"
"Taffy puller?!"
"Hey! That was my idea!" -- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

That is intriguing! I want to know a character you spoke of in a few sentences!

on Jan. 9 2012 at 2:57 pm
marissadele PLATINUM, Danbury, Connecticut
20 articles 3 photos 388 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you know how you feel, and so clearly what you need to say, you'll know it. I don't think you should wait. I think you should speak now." -Taylor Swift

I dont really understand it (which probably means i need to read it again), but that might be because you were describing the scene from the anime show, and i've never heard of it...hmm...*reads it again*...okay now i get it lol and i really like it! just in the second stanza, you kept repeating "the room"...but otherwise, very good! i like the line "as hours pass in minutes". very good descriptions and imagery...5/5

on Jan. 9 2012 at 2:37 pm
Wonderment DIAMOND, Scranton, Pennsylvania
75 articles 0 photos 141 comments
I like it. It has really good discriptyon. I felt like i was reading a story.

haley854 GOLD said...
on Jan. 9 2012 at 2:35 pm
haley854 GOLD, Cincinnati, Ohio
18 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Who are you to judge me. im not perfect and i dont claim to be but before you start pointing fingers make sure your own hands are clean."-unknown

I really really enjoyed it! great details!