Malibu Barbie

November 29, 2009
By Loreena St Dennis SILVER, Andover, Minnesota
Loreena St Dennis SILVER, Andover, Minnesota
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They tell you when to

Get up, drag your scrawny half-starved limbs from the mattress.

you're allowed a four hour recharging period between onslaughts of learning.

They tell you how to

Wear your makeup, define you by the thickness of your eyeliner, the coats of mascara you apply, gaping like a fish



They've got you hooked, dangling over sugar-free, fat-free, zero-calorie




Tastes disgusting, revolting—

Please pass the porcelain? I'm almost to my goal weight.







They tell you what to

Wriggle your body into. Be sexy but modest, be intrepid but blend in

Because you're

just

not

exceptional enough

to stand out.



The Mohawk was only cool the first time.




They tell you who to

Love—who should make your cheeks flare, glut oxygen

and something close to happiness,

who to smear your emotions all over, ketchup slopped on new jeans.



And They tell you

exactly

WHAT to

feel.



Cover-up won't conceal the crimson around your eyes so

Strip down to your bones Miss PrettyPerfectpants, the boys like it.


What you don't quite comprehend

Is that self-hatred doesn't fit anyone right.



See how it tweaks your mouth, carves lines between your eyes?



I guess that's alright, just Botox it when you're done

Lacing tape measures through your ribcage.

Down to 19 inches? Oh my gosh, I'm so jealous.


That bag of sand should keep the wind from tossing you skyward again.



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on Sep. 7 2010 at 2:56 pm
inksplatters21 SILVER, Mason, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Character is how you live when no one is watching."

Very true.  And at xxsmilexx, eating disorders are diseases, and often more about control than being thin.  Very wonderful piece, i have a piece on eating disorders as well

 


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on Dec. 18 2009 at 5:06 pm
eMiLyP GOLD, Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Life is short; speak your mind, say what ya wanna say, and do what ya wanna do (as long as you don't get caught!).

I love this! It's so much like how some friends I HAD were. It was horrible. I can't imagine how people live their loves like that. You did a wonderful job.

on Dec. 16 2009 at 7:13 pm
xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Your dreams only become intangible when you stop reaching" ~me ;)

I really really like this poem. I hate those chicks that think it looks hot to be paper thin. Hate em. I hate barbie and her perfection. I think you did a really great job with this and i hope you write more poems with this much attitude and passion and personality. awesome :)

on Dec. 15 2009 at 2:49 pm
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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This poem has great flow and insight.

I really enjoyed it.

Lovely poem darling =]

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