Xavier Nelson

United States of America

Message to Readers

My entree for the Manatee Contest. This poem is about the feeling of helplessness you feel when you're depressed. That the world is specifically picking on you. But you're able to take a chance on that one person and find love in the most twisted of ways.

Love #ManateeContest

December 24, 2018


A broken doll lies in the corner of a dark room
its mouth, broken in three places
forms a "Z"  amongst its cracked skin
its eyes look longingly towards the window
trying to grasp that impossible feat

If you for a moment, Dear Reader
care to peek into its heart
you'd see the physical embodiment of decay

Its heart
from dreams left to rot
discarded amongst the forgotten for generations
beats slowly through the night

It's this grotesque heart
that it presents to you
after using the last of its dwindling strength
to extract it from his decomposing body

The doll only useful in death
you take that chance
and the roses begin to bloom again.



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  • majestically awkward manatee


    10 months ago
  • Xavier Nelson

    Thank you for letting me enter! I'll go look at that c:

    11 months ago
  • majestically awkward manatee

    Also, I will let you know in the comments of this piece once the winners are posted. I have two pieces about details for the winner of my contest if you want to go look at those :)

    11 months ago
  • majestically awkward manatee

    WOW!!! THIS PIECE IS UNBELIEVABLE! I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I love the symbolicness (is that a word?) of the doll! This is just amazing! Great job and thanks for entering my contest!

    11 months ago
  • korra4life

    I have to agree with @CatherinelyMe, this is really good. I had to read it twice to get the full meaning, I admit, but I really like the metaphor of the doll. The last stanza is my favorite

    11 months ago
  • Xavier Nelson

    Thank you so much ^w^ I'm proud of this piece

    11 months ago
  • green.eyes.gurl

    *shook* this is just... wow... i mean... wow. words.
    THIS IS SO GOOD! (This next sentence is not intended to be taken offense to by anyone else entering this contest) I really, truly, sincerely hope that you win!

    11 months ago
  • Xavier Nelson

    Thanks and god luck to you too c:

    11 months ago
  • Quille

    Good luck! :D

    11 months ago