Thank you, Jingle. The rally keeps me inspired. It is an honor to be on it.


Buttoned eyes,
drawn lips.
Arms and limbs,
sewn in a stuffed cloth.
Scrap fabric
covering its nakedness.

The little girl,
whose eyes shames the stars,
held it close to her.
As a mother would
to her child.

Years pass,
the girl forgot.
About the sweet little one,
whom she cradled,
when all the world scared her…

One eye unbuttoned,
lips fading.
Arms almost unstitched,
from the stuffings.

The girl is now a woman.
And it is just,
a ragged rag doll.

ยฉ CMN


In one way or another, we all have to move on. People would eventually forget the smiles and tears and memories that you shared together. Years will pass, but there are things that would remain the same. And there are people who would always feel left behind. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Addendum: This poem is also a form of acceptance of an award I got from Jingle’s “Thursday Poetry Rally”. I nominate Danroberson’s “My Life Will not be a Stagnant Pond” for Week 37.

  1. yelogrin says:

    every now & then,its ok to feel that way…but don’t make it a habit…we have so much in our life to be thankful about lil sis… PRAY…ask GOD to give you the understanding you need and comfort to move forward… love you lots…i will always be here for you…


    • chaspalette says:

      Thanks Big Sis. It is just a part of my healing process. As soon as my heart’s wounds are healed, I know that I would never allow them to be reopened, nor would I allow my heart to be exposed once more. Thank you for being there always, love you big sis… ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. dan says:

    Mementos from the past keep us grounded to who we are and how far we’ve traveled. And somewhere deep inside, we should keep part of our inner child, which will keep us full of fun, energy, and awe of the universe.


  3. Jingle says:

    love your word flow.
    everything is elegant here.
    perfect award acceptance and nomination.


  4. Hello, how are you?

    Please claim awards via the link below, have fun! Thanks for the supportโ€ฆ

    Welcome join Jingle Poetry Community today, have fun!
    share 1 to 3 poems with our potluck poetry today and enjoy some encouragements from fellow poets there..


  5. Sweet and relatable, if you know what I mean! ๐Ÿ™‚


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