Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Playing Dolls This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.

Custom User Avatar
More by this author
Porcelain hearts are made to break,
And there really isn’t much at stake,
When you’re only playing dolls.

Glass eyes cannot shed tears,
So it’s hard to mark the passing years,
If you’re only playing dolls.

Plastic lace was meant to tear,
And ball-gowns are good to share,
When you’re only playing dolls.

Eyes close when you lay them down,
Forced to sleep on the wooden ground,
But they’re only dolls.

Torn off fingers, and battered heads,
You play with others in their stead,
But they still remain as dolls.

Tiny hands cannot break free,
Of the master’s tyranny,
But you’re only playing dolls.



Join the Discussion

This article has 5 comments. Post your own now!

HannahBanana99This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 28, 2013 at 7:58 pm
I love it! It has such a unique meaning and it makes u think... very descriptive and thoughtful! U r truly talented!
 
MckayThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 22, 2013 at 2:08 pm
Intiruing. Fun to read and think about. Very creative.
 
compassion said...
Mar. 16, 2013 at 6:52 am
Ingenious. nice rhyming  
 
Butterflies-And-Rainbows.....Of-Death This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 12, 2013 at 1:50 am
I never say this about anyone's poems on TI but, I love this. :) I have one similar to this you can look up if you haven't alrady.
 
The-Turkey-Boy said...
Mar. 11, 2013 at 2:21 am
Kinda creepy
 
Site Feedback