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The Tree and the Doll

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The Tree and the Doll.

We had a large jacaranda tree
in our backyard.

It’s branches
had been designed
by nature
for children to climb.
We built a treehouse there
My sister and I
A few planks tied together
High in the sky.

It was school holidays
and we played there day after day, We took our toys up there
it became out little world,

Then one day there was an accident

Her beautiful doll fell to the ground.

Did she fall or was she pushed?

We would never know
but she was badly damaged

Her head was separated from the body

We were devastated

We climbed down

There was no putting it back together.

My mother place it in the cupboard for fixing ,

We never saw it again.


Thanks for the prompt Libby Mitchell

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