Realisation–Anna Ross

At first, I didn’t realise this was a dollhouse.
And I have no-one to blame but myself.
Every room lacks a wall. The same wall.
You should always be careful,
In houses that are lacking.
There is a larger room beyond,
A house within a house.
I really should have guessed sooner.

At first, I didn’t realise I was a doll.
And I have no-one to blame but myself.
Over the years I never really changed.
I walk between the same rooms,
Different dolls come and go,
But I remain steadfast.
Lacking in my own opinion,
Always speaking another’s words.
I really should have guessed sooner.

Now I have come to a realisation,
Perhaps my first individual opinion:
I hate this dollhouse
I hate being a doll
And I’m finished playing.

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Anna Ross
lives in Yorkshire and is a university administrator. She greatly enjoys reading and writing poems of all shapes and sizes. Though she is noted among her peers for writing literature with dark underlying themes and messages, she is actually a very friendly person in the real world.