OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015

The Best Christmas Toy Ever

Day 25’s prompt took me back. Write about your favorite toy.

She was mine.


Her original outfit was worn out a long time ago (though I do still have it in a box somewhere) and replaced by one a found about ten or so years ago. Her name is Alisha Anita and her birthday is November 1st. She’s going to be 33 years old, though she doesn’t look her age, honestly. She still makes me happy when I see her, and she still brings the same feeling to me when I hold her in my arms and hug her as she did oh, so many years ago.

xo Jesi


She Was the One

By Jesi Scott


Yellow pigtails beribboned, and blue of eyes,

she was the best Christmas surprise.

How I’d waited for her forever,

heart-strings were tied that nothing could sever.


Oh, how I loved her sweet, little face,

and her pink and white romper trimmed with lace,

and her white knit sweater and little shoes.

I made her a promise to never abuse


her as a child often does,

and I took great care of her because

she was the one I’d wanted for my own.

With her, I was never alone.


But I grew up and a woman became,

with a herd of boys and their care my aim.

Toy trucks and building blocks cover my floor,

superheroes and dinosaurs run in and out my door.


Sweet little dolls never cross my path,

sharks and octopus play in the bath.

But I’ve never forgotten my lovely dolly,

and now, seeing lots of Christmas holly


in the stores, reminds me again

of all those years ago when

I made a wish on Christmas Eve,

And Santa brought it because I believed.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


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