The Doll

January 6, 2012
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.

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Behind_Sapphire_Eyes said...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm
I really liked it! Great details! :)
AubreyD. said...
Jan. 20, 2012 at 10:37 pm
That is intriguing! I want to know a character you spoke of in a few sentences!
JaneCapelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm
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
Wonderment said...
Jan. 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm
I like it. It has really good discriptyon. I felt like i was reading a story.
haley854 said...
Jan. 9, 2012 at 2:35 pm
I really really enjoyed it! great details!
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