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Broken Barbie Doll

October 22, 2011
By Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

Toss back your blond hair,
Over your shoulder.
Gaze into his eyes,
Now let your long lashes flutter.
Laugh at his dumb joke,
Put a hand on his arm.
Taking him is easy,
You’ve got natural charms.
I’ve got to study,
Sit back and observe.
You’ve got it so easy,
My goodbye goes unheard.
Because you could have anyone,
And yet you want him.
Is it because I was the first one,
To say hi to the kid?
Because I might have a shot,
With this kid maybe,
If I try really hard,
He just might see me.
But your star shines so brightly,
And mine is so weak.
Just a hue of a rainbow,
Once at its peak.
Now it has faded,
The sky has turned back to blue.
One day I will resurface,
And I will overtake you.
Right now it’s not possible,
And I blink back tears.
Head to the gate,
I’m almost there.
When he jumps up,
Leaves you to your own.
Wraps an arm around me,
And then takes me home.
I look behind me,
Observe you standing there.
A broken Barbie doll,
You’ve got frizz in your hair.
And your star seems to dim,
While mine seems to glow.
His hand slips into mine,
And that’s how I know.
That you’re no longer here,
In his thoughts,
You are long gone,
And I’m all he’s got.
I start to tremble,
Then begin to shake,
Because for the first time in a long time,
I’m not in second place.

The author's comments:
Have we all been here, or is it just me? Lately, I've been here an awful lot. Comments are appreciated.

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on Jan. 22 2014 at 2:13 pm
_insertnamehere_ BRONZE, Espyville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"The most wasted of days is one without laughter." e.e cummings

This is going on to my Favorites List! And don't worry, everyone has been there or they will be someday.

so_joy SILVER said...
on Sep. 8 2012 at 8:30 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

I LOVE THIS!!! Fantastic job! Beautiful! Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks! 

on May. 16 2012 at 6:34 pm
WindDancer GOLD, Lexington, Kentucky
10 articles 3 photos 77 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's time to start living the life you've imagined"
- Henry James

"I read to escape, I write to confront."

This is really fantastic! The feelings are described really well. Keep up the great work.

on Jan. 10 2012 at 1:39 pm
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
83 articles 23 photos 232 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."

~Luara Moncur

awesom emetaphor of the barbie doll...and yes ive been there, still am...your poems are great theyre from you heart and i feel i can read this and relate...i dont know you but thorugh your writings its like i do! if you can check out my poem called 'Cause I'm Still Young'

on Jan. 6 2012 at 4:09 pm
Kylie-o PLATINUM, Onsted, Michigan
24 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"People haven't always been there for me, but music has." -- Taylor Alison Swift

This is really great, and yes we all have been there. This is the perfect way to describe the feeling of being in a shadow.

on Dec. 28 2011 at 11:49 am
Pamplemousse SILVER, Gilbert, Arizona
7 articles 1 photo 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To be happy, Don't do whatever you like, Like whatever you do" -James Barrie (author of Peter Pan)

I love it. I know I have felt this so many times before and this totally helps to get things in perspective! Plus, great rhythm and writing.

on Dec. 4 2011 at 1:33 pm
SweetPolarBearHugs PLATINUM, New York, New York
27 articles 0 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All conflict in literature is, in its simplest form, a struggle between good and evil." - unknown author.
"All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream." - Edgar Allan Poe

Encouraging. Thats the word that popped in my head when I was reading this. I really like this:)

on Nov. 21 2011 at 9:19 am
makaylaaarianna BRONZE, Covington, Georgia
1 article 0 photos 3 comments
Great poem . I understand completely. Check out mine sometime ?

on Nov. 14 2011 at 2:02 pm
deleteddeletedFoff, Columbus, Ohio
0 articles 0 photos 53 comments
brilliant! i had a similair feeling in my poem "pre-owned doll"...bravo

on Nov. 12 2011 at 6:24 pm
SomethingLikeFire BRONZE, Mchenry, Illinois
1 article 1 photo 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Pippin: What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he?" -
-- The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

Something like this just happened to me the other day. ITs beautiful. :)

on Nov. 12 2011 at 7:01 am
toto1601 BRONZE, Springs Co., Colorado
4 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
― Oscar Wilde

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
― Dr. Seuss

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
― Maurice Switzer

 Wow this is really good... And i have been here before also.

on Nov. 11 2011 at 6:26 pm
gossimergrrl BRONZE, Grosse Ile, Michigan
3 articles 1 photo 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hamlet: Oh God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams." -William Shakespeare

Totally been here. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Made me cry a bit.

on Nov. 10 2011 at 9:54 pm
WickedStarcatcher DIAMOND, Massapequa, New York
67 articles 1 photo 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't damsel well. Distress, I can do. Damseling? Not so much."
— James Patterson
"This is the very first page, not where the storyline ends, my thoughts will echo your name until I see you again..." ~Taylor Swift "Enchanted"

This is amazing!!! And yeah, I've totally been there too. Did you know Barbie was created by a GUY!?!? Just goes to show why she's so unproportional and, for lack of a better word, perfect. Lol keep up the awesome work!!!

Desti_B SILVER said...
on Nov. 10 2011 at 8:54 pm
Desti_B SILVER, Arima, Other
9 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
haven't decided on one lol..sorry

lol...this made me smile :) lol...i think every girl can relate in some way to this..

on Nov. 9 2011 at 3:45 pm
WindDancer GOLD, Lexington, Kentucky
10 articles 3 photos 77 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's time to start living the life you've imagined"
- Henry James

"I read to escape, I write to confront."

Wow! This is amazing!

It's so relatable and very well-written. Great job, please keep writing more.

on Nov. 7 2011 at 9:31 pm
ustukushii SILVER, Orem, Utah
5 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer
A wisher, A lier
A hop-er, A pay-er
A magic bean buy-er
If you are a pretender, come
And sit by my fire
For we have some fox-golden tales to spin
come in, come in" - Shel Silverson

Its great, i do beleive anyone could relate to i easly.

on Nov. 7 2011 at 7:48 pm
AshleyAngel7 PLATINUM, Cincinnati, Ohio
23 articles 1 photo 7 comments
love it! its beautiful! :)

on Nov. 7 2011 at 6:47 pm
SavannahMcKenna PLATINUM, Waterman, Illinois
30 articles 2 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dream a better dream

i love the happy ending...:) and the title...:)

zyxwvu said...
on Nov. 7 2011 at 6:22 pm
zyxwvu, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
0 articles 0 photos 12 comments
first of all, i'd like to point out that the name of this is what made me click it. the poem kept my attention while reading it, which is a plus. very nice. (:

on Nov. 6 2011 at 6:23 pm
JonathanVondrasek DIAMOND, Oak Park, Illinois
58 articles 7 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:

I like this, so many girls will do anything like a "Barbie Doll" just to get what they want.