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

Favorite Quote:
" CONTAINS ODOR-FIGHTING "ATOMIC-ROBOTS" THAT "SHOOT LASERS" AT YOUR "STENCH MONSTERS" AND REPLACES THEM WITH FRESH, CLEAN. MASCULINE "SCENT ELVES"." - Old Spice deodorant

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

on Nov. 6 2011 at 12:00 am
FashionGuru DIAMOND, Manhattan, New York
55 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't do fashion, I am fashion." -Coco Chanel

I loved this! I think it's so true in so many peoples lives, where they his behind the shadow of another instead of taking a risk and being on their own. Fantasic, seriously. And thanks for the comment!

on Nov. 5 2011 at 2:07 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
11 articles 2 photos 276 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Sweet! And yes, I think we've all been there. Only, the person I like doesn't come running over to hold my hand. Not that lucky : ( So, I really like how it has a happy ending!

on Nov. 4 2011 at 3:27 pm
snailkisses PLATINUM, Malden, Massachusetts
31 articles 14 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"so you're tired of living, and you feel like you might give in? well don't. it's not your time." - a better place a better time // streetlight manifesto

this is amazing! you're really talented! i hope to read more of your work!

-thanks for the comment on my poem (:


KaylahMarie said...
on Nov. 3 2011 at 2:36 pm
KaylahMarie, Stillwater, New York
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Everytime I read this, I love it more and more each time. This is purely amazing. I completely understand where it comes from, because theres the same kindof thing always happening between me and my friend. I love the speed of it, and the way you described things. It's my alltime FAVORITE poem. Keep it up. (:

jruth SILVER said...
on Nov. 3 2011 at 2:33 pm
jruth SILVER, Washington DC, District Of Columbia
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
-Salman Rushdie

Great Poem! I can definitely relate, but sometimes we need to stop, look in the mirror, and love who we are :) Keep writing! Oh and check out my work, if ya want :) 

on Nov. 3 2011 at 10:33 am
emmacloe26 SILVER, Longmont, Colorado
8 articles 4 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."
-Mark Twain

Very interesting and Very true, I love it! :)

bubbles.. said...
on Nov. 3 2011 at 7:34 am
bubbles.., Warren, Michigan
0 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dont forget the bad. learn from it.

this is sooo true! its got emotion and i can relate in a way. your a great writer:)

jshawts SILVER said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 3:25 pm
jshawts SILVER, Ottawa, Other
9 articles 2 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will."

I love this!! It's really fast paced and the rhyme works really well. I totally can relate to you as well. Great poem! :)

KCayla GOLD said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 6:15 am
KCayla GOLD, Stillwater, New York
12 articles 2 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I brought a cupcake, and I brought Apollo" - My Best friend, implying that I was like Apollo :D

wow. I really like this. I'm always in second place while my friend is in first but i put that behind me because i dont have to compete against her to find love cause i already did and that's the only thing besides english that excel in 

fdbfdsf said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 1:52 am
fdbfdsf, Bangalore, Other
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is really really good. The title itself draws you in, and you tell a whole story in such a short amount of time, and you still have all the rhymes, rhythm and releaase. well done. Do you mind checking out some of my work and telling me what you think and rating it? thankss Th

Risible SILVER said...
on Oct. 31 2011 at 10:12 pm
Risible SILVER, Norwalk, Connecticut
7 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can." -Richard Bach

I really enjoyed this! I could see it happening and I like the comparison + good use of rhyme. Could you check out my poem Forever and let me know what you think? I'd love your feedback :) 

purpleink GOLD said...
on Oct. 31 2011 at 12:14 pm
purpleink GOLD, Pendleton, Oregon
17 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
The early bird gets the worm but the second rat gets the cheese.

There is more to life besides increasing its speed.

i really like this! and yes, it does seem we all go there.

on Oct. 30 2011 at 10:30 pm
Belluna45 PLATINUM, Shelbyville, Kentucky
31 articles 0 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Look after my heart- I've left it with you."
-Stephenie Meyer (Eclipse (Twilight #3))
"Either write something worth reading or do something wor
th writing."
-Benjamin Franklin
"A dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest."
-Johnny Depp

Love the theme of Broken Barbie doll!


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