Horror Poetry: China Doll

(oct 2008)

This was written for a challenge.

CHINA DOLL

Creep across the floor and through my nightmares
wave your tortured limbs and scream about the agony
Haunt my memory and sicken me with guilt,
black and sticky like the tar we buried you in.
Cut me with razorblades of shame
the way we cut you.
Peel away my face and replace it with a china mask
while I scream and plead for mercy,
until my words are just gurgles of my own blood.

Watch my life soak your makeshift operating table,
the way yours did the one hidden in his basement.
Have your fun, take your revenge like we did.
Though my sin is so much greater than yours,
one who died for being too much,
the right name, the right face, the wrong attitude.
It was the punishment we inflicted on you,
you thought you were perfect and so
we made you into a living doll,
twisted and grotesque beneath our clumsy hands,
pale skin stitched with bloody threads.

Now you come to torment me in darkest night.
So take me to his basement
Tie my wrists and ankles with barbed wire and
shove a dirty rag in my mouth
to stifle the agony as you rearrange me
and when it’s done
and your macabre experiment has concluded
then bury me in the tar pit, a mutilated corpse who is
finally free of their mistakes.

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Fav song of the second – Think About It – Flight of the Conchords (this thing is hilarious!)

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About Joleene Naylor

An independent author, freelance artist, and photographer for fun who loves anime, music, and writing. Check out my vampire series Amaranthine at http://JoleeneNaylor.com or drop me a line at Joleene@JoleeneNaylor.com

4 responses to “Horror Poetry: China Doll”

  1. Juli Hoffman says :

    I don’t know how you do it? That is incredibly beautiful, and yet…I think this might give me nightmares! Very…Dexterish. Oh god! And it reminds me of a book I read when I was in Junior High. I don’t remember the name of it, I only know it was my first experience with reading truly gory, gruesome, disturbing stuff…and there were China dolls involved! 🙂 High fives for the poetry! High fives for the imagery! Don’t mind me, I think I’m going to hide under my desk for a bit. La, la, la…. 😉 It’s like a fort down here! LOL

  2. DM Yates says :

    Ok, this one scared me. I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep tonight. Must…find…book…of….sweet…children’s….poetry.

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