Margaret Alice Second

Silver Star - 3,087 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Doll Aficionado [REVISED]

Amazing, a human ‘Barbie’ wearing thick make-up and
contact lenses to replicate the doll; another ‘would-be’
getting her brain emptied by hypnotherapy to become
its mindless namesake. She should be told there is no
need for this measure, the desire to become just like
the doll shows she is already there in her mind

There’s no need for more - she’s like the princess who
arrives at a pool where all go to become beautiful and
is told her doing good deeds made her shine so bright,
she already has all the beauty there is - dare I criticise
when there’s a paper doll next to my bed just to remind
me of joy in her face - of the wonderment

A Charlotte Brontë plastic doll on my desk inspires me
by her determined eyes, her rosebud smile, what right
have I, doll aficionado, to criticise women who want to
appear dolls symbolising youth and love; difference is
my dolls stand for genius and look like 5yr olds - very
different from the voluptuous near-adult Barbies…

Submitted: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Edited: Friday, April 25, 2014

Topic of this poem: philosophy

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