Broken Barbie Doll

October 22, 2011
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.

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_insertnamehere_ said...
Jan. 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm
This is going on to my Favorites List! And don't worry, everyone has been there or they will be someday.
so_joy said...
Sept. 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm
I LOVE THIS!!! Fantastic job! Beautiful! Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks! 
WindDancer said...
May 16, 2012 at 6:34 pm
This is really fantastic! The feelings are described really well. Keep up the great work.
Kylie-o said...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm
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.
scenesoccerqueen replied...
Jan. 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm
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'
FrenchHippie said...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 11:49 am
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.
DarkenRose said...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm
Encouraging. Thats the word that popped in my head when I was reading this. I really like this:)
StrangeJade This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Very nicely done! :) I particularly love the title. I don't know if this was intentional, but I saw the poem as a metaphor: not necessarily taking place within a few minutes, though it might appear that way.
makaylaaarianna said...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 9:19 am
Great poem . I understand completely. Check out mine sometime ?
lonelyLaviathin said...
Nov. 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm
brilliant! i had a similair feeling in my poem "pre-owned doll"...bravo
RaindanceMaggie said...
Nov. 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm
Something like this just happened to me the other day. ITs beautiful. :)
anim3gurl said...
Nov. 12, 2011 at 7:01 am
 Wow this is really good... And i have been here before also.
gossimergrrl said...
Nov. 11, 2011 at 6:26 pm
Totally been here. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Made me cry a bit.
WickedStarcatcher said...
Nov. 10, 2011 at 9:54 pm
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 said...
Nov. 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm
lol...this made me smile :) lol...i think every girl can relate in some way to this..
WindDancer said...
Nov. 9, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Wow! This is amazing!

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

ustukushii said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 9:31 pm
Its great, i do beleive anyone could relate to i easly.
AshleyAngel7 said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm
love it! its beautiful! :)
SavannahMcKenna said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 6:47 pm
i love the happy ending...:) and the title...:)
LovelyNotes said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm
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. (:
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