My Favourite Dolly

All are precious in His sight
All are precious in His sight

 

Long before the world decided

We should change the words we speak,

I was a young girl in a different place,

Innocent and meek.

 

Hatred of our fellow man

Was something I didn’t know.

I skipped and sang, and danced around,

My favourite doll in tow.

 

Hours we spent together in play,

My secrets she all knew.

She stayed with me a long, long time

‘Till her presence I outgrew.

 

She slept a while in my bottom drawer

All tucked away and waiting

Until the day I was made aware

She looked like the ones we were hating.

 

My sadness grew. I loved her still

But I was told to let her go.

I gave her to my cousin so

More loving times she’d know.

 

I wept at parting with my friend.

I’d hoped she would be a toy

That my own dear children

Would cherish and enjoy.

 

I vowed I’d raise my children to love,

And teach them a better way.

Thank God, I’ve never heard those words

From them to this very day.

 

(For my children and grandchildren, and the many friends we’ve had over the years)

OctPoWriMo #25

Lynne

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Author: Lynne Collier/Author

Hello. My blogs are mostly about my work as a writer, my faith as a Christ follower, and my childhood in mid-century England. My hope is that something I say will put a smile on your face today and encourage you in your journey.​

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