Rag Doll


Please don’t take her away

My rag doll, with it I role play

Within these walls of cold steel

My Rag doll to me appeals


I have no mother, no father to hold

My life is exempt from loves gold

I am told when to eat, play and sleep

In these cold walls Im in deep


I observe the couples as they view

The numerous orphans they review

Lost in stray, drifting, discarded

Pleading eyes of tears unguarded


To my Rag doll I cling tight

She is mine and carries no fright

Real she may not be to you

For me she’s comfort, no loss,

no eschew


In her I know she’ll never die

Never abandon me, leave me,

wondering why

My hand she will hold through the years

And remind me of my childhood peers


They cried the same tears as I

discarded from societies outcry

We the leftovers of the outcasts

We the children camouflaged


The hand of my rag doll I hold

By her my love is not sold

With her I am important

To her my lacking is not sordid


Through the night hours she keeps me warm

under the morning sky she adorns

the love I have not felt by human kind

my rag doll reassures me she’s mine


She wont leave me for wages

My rag doll never ages

She may fray and slowly fade

In security through her I shade


Now that the years have passed

my rag doll feigns not the past

Refuge in her was my safekeeping

In adulthood no longer am I weeping


Salwa Samra © 2012

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About salwasamra

Salwa is the owner and creator of Poet's Room. Salwa has a passion to have Poetry rise from the ashes of days gone by to modern day reading material. Poet’s Room will offer the reader the opportunity to sit within its room, enjoy of its surroundings through words that will touch any reader. Pick and choose from Salwa's varied assortments. Poet’s Room is welcoming, intriguing, and inspiring. Take a tour, relax, contemplate and enjoy the variety of Poetry. www.salwasamra.com Salwa has authored two books, a Non Fiction book - "Web of Losing Me," and "Poet's Room - Volume I." As a writer of Non-Fiction, Poetry, Creative Writings and Fiction, Salwa extends herself in many writing projects. Salwa has contributed a short story - Dreams Didgeridoo - to an Australian Anthology. Salwa is currently working on her third book - Colour Me In - a fiction story of a young lady and her forceful culture. Salwa's Lebanese culture is deep-seated in poetry and philosophy, her writings are influenced by her historic culture. Throughout Salwa's growing years her father habitually recited Arabic Poetry. Though Salwa couldn't understand most of the poetic words because they were in classic Arabic it truly did have an impact on her and her writings. The richness of the words, the depths of affluence on Salwa's cultural history, traditions, and customs, has truly reigned in Salwa to follow through in her poetic writings. Salwa commit's herself to continue in this depth from her culture, and its richness of philosophy and poetry. Her desire is to encourage the reader to think beyond what is written, to contemplate life's experiences, to long to be intrigued, and inspired, thus, Salwa finds herself writing about topics that reflect nature, emotions, sentiment, and experiences of the human body, mind, and spirit, consequently, reaching further into the culture that built in Salwa the love for poetry, the passion for writing. Salwa's Christian faith is another integral facet of her writings, being the cornerstone of her inspirations. Her study in Theology and Creation has influenced Salwa to share with her readers the beauty, diversity and challenges the world has to offer.
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