Submitted Date 06/16/2019

Dress me up
Just like one of your dolls
Make my bra a push-up
Put my photo on the walls

Be sure that I look pretty
Make-up all perfect
Tell me to trim my kitty
And my waist restrict

I wait for you outside the bar
For if a guy hits on me
Then I must have gone to far
And asked him to touch my knee

I must look pretty
So pretty and new
But if I seem flirty
Then I don't love you

I didn't look at him
But he smiled at me
Now I'm a vixen
And far to gutsy

The bruises don't show
On my arms or face
But I must have a new beau
Because my panties are lace

At night I get scared
That I won't sleep alone
It's always worse than I feared
When you make me your throne

Death stands at the door
I dare not dream of running
You throw me to the floor
Then make me look stunning

Dress me up now
I am your doll
Wax my brows
I hope I am recalled

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  • Wow, this is amazing. It's very sad, very, but it is a great depiction of our current society and how they treat women, and it definitely shows how some men treat women in relationships (domestic violence, and how some men treat women as a sexual accessory than a human with emotions, soul, and aspirations).

  • Ceara 3 months ago

    Domestic violence is a difficult topic. I appreciate the way you encapsulated it and used the doll metaphor. Thank you for sharing this and putting the number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline in the about.

  • Carrie Lowrance 3 months ago

    Wow, this is heartbreakingly sad but amazing all at the same time.

  • Rick Doble 3 months ago

    It's always worse than I feared When you make me your throne
    Each woman is a unique individual -- and to make her a doll, no matter how pretty she is, ignores and is disrespectful of her individuality. To make you a doll, means that he does not see you, he sees a cultural stereotype which you will have to measure up to -- so you should fear that he wants to put you on a throne.

  • Kiersten Felch 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    I like the rhyme scheme because it tones down the seriousness of the poem in an ironic way? It's a good counterbalance