The Toy Poem by Marieta Maglas

The Toy

Rating: 1.5

This comfort object is
a physical object.

His mother gave him
this object long time ago.
He knows, now, that
it is only a security blanket,
but this object provides him a little psychological comfort.
He wants to touch this object,
but he realizes that
it belongs to another space.

He enters this transitional space.

For the first time in his life,
he sees the first 'not he',
an illusion,
an image of himself in the mirror.

He has to adapt to this situation
as he adapted to other situations
so many times.

He realizes that he has been always
an object,
a toy,
a baby of his mother.

He and his mother have been a whole.

This physical object is
a creature
having a funny name and
reminding him the childhood period.

This creature is a symbol
for a happy time.
He needs to relieve his anxieties.

It is a bit of a mental and physical shock his car accident.

He even doesn't know if he's alive or not.
He's going to sleep,
but all he really wants is
to visit Antarctica.
He has never been there.

He feels so far away from his mother.
He heard that she died
in the car accident,
that car,
which was driven by him.

He wouldn't do that.

He has always felt his mother as an extension of himself.

He heard that the white polar bears can be relocated to Antarctica.
He needs his polar bear plush toy now.

This toy is a comfort object.

Poem by Marieta Maglas

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: accident,bear,car,mother and child ,space,together
Akhtar Jawad 27 April 2020

It's a world of toys, we all are toys, but who is the player, nobody knows. A great philosophical poem.

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Edward Kofi Louis 11 September 2016

A comfort object. Thanks for sharing.

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Marieta Maglas

Marieta Maglas

Radauti, Judet Suceava, Romania
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