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The Collection
by Dawn L Mullan

Monday, November 20, 2006
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One by one they’re placed

carefully upon the shelf.

Figurines of desire

that grew into hate.

Demented little archive-

A pure collection

of hand-carved, painted statues-

Witnesses who never die.


All but one remains.

The next unrequited love

faithfully waits for a time

to claim this marked space.

As the last piece is crafted,

many others will pursue-

A thrill gotten from the race,

every night and day

for the final rendezvous.


More than these will fall

Shattered remnants spread around.

Pieces of prized possessions

are these little dolls.

Acquired fetish objects

but these parts should not be owned.

Empty home of ghosts,

a secret lair of madness

where figurines once were bone.



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Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/20/2009
Shattered pieces of crafted figurines shouldn't not be the home of ghosts, or hope, or freezing and alone thoughts, because they are passports so the author can enter another world we are not invited to see, like a mirage, but an existing one that allude us.
Fetishes wrapped in words, like those empty spaces left by the crafted symbols that went to their final rendezvous.


Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/18/2009
The lines of this poem pull at the thought processes makin me think which is what good poetry should really do...that and grip the emotions which this one also manages...well done.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 2/17/2009
Excellent poem,take care

Reviewed by Gloria Buono Daly 11/13/2007
"The Collection" is engaging, emotional and filled symbolic imagination. Thanks for sharing your gift. My best, Gloria
Reviewed by Samuel Stone 4/22/2007
Entertaining write it holds the reader's interest from the start to the end... excelllently done...
Wishing you well...
Reviewed by Art Sun 3/7/2007
A very interesting write, one must view deeper than the words for the thoughts and emotions are hidden and yet exposed within the lines...

a very nice work of poetry....enjoyed, Art sun...
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 1/25/2007
A powerful write my friend, great imagery... a bit sad, but a great write!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 12/16/2006
When we get angry, we tend to throw things. Nice imagery Dawn, and I think I see a little sadness here too. You wrrote this well from you heart and emotional feelings. Thanks for sharing, Dawn.

Merry Christmas to you and your family and loved ones, and a very Happy New Year too.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, babrie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by jude forese 11/23/2006
thought stimulating with finely tuned imagery ...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 11/21/2006
You have a remarkable way with words.
Each elicits a different emotion when read.


Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/21/2006
Empty home of ghosts,
a secret lair of madness
where figurines once were bone.

Quite a powerful piece, Dawn.

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 11/21/2006

An ontologic psychological depicting of today's society in a symbolistic philosophical poetic grand -- make "The Collection" a glowing page to enrich The American Fine Letters.

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/20/2006
I think there's a lot more to this than what appears "on the surface." It think the figurines are symbolic; well that's the way I interpret this. The fact that you made me think and read and read again indicates that you have an effective poem here, Dawn. Thank you for sharing it. Love to you (and peace too),

Regis (Reg)
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/20/2006
Women love collecting, my g/f is xstitch and living dead dolls..LIVING DEAD DOLLS, I'm now in
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 11/20/2006
Oh when one breaks and falls~ I go to E-bay! LOL!
I have my little collections too...cows, lighthouses and plates, tea cups and steins...and anything OLD! it drives my hubby crazy!
Love and Peace~
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