The Doll

three line tales, week 198: a girl with a doll

photo by Museums Victoria via Unsplash

Ivory glow of porcelain skin 

Features perfect – though they be small

She is their everything, her parents’ living doll

Our children are precious treasures.  We sacrifice for them.  We tend to them.  We suffer anxiety over their health and well-being.  They are our true legacy, and though they bring both joy and sorrow, they are a defining feature of our lives.  There are times when parents might question the validity of this sentiment, but for those of us who have suffered the loss of a child – we have no doubt of the truth of it.


Three Line Tales, Week 198