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Barbie Doll

Barbie’s precision, stiff, lounging in glamorous style, 
Plastic pink body asleep in a brand new cardboard box.
Barbie, eyes still open, abused by many of Ken's wiles,
She was once truly human, her daughter opens the lock.
The key is that her daughter Tara, is now forty or more,
Barbie's truly brutal life has never been known before.
There is a real woman who modeled for Barbie, it’s true,
But the life of her daughter, no one ever really knew.

The real Barbie drank in dark tombs of sharp yellow scotch,
Daily she was drunk and passed out on the wooden floors, 
Sleeping with numerous young men the names she forgot.
Bold and hansom men came in droves but never to adore.
While drunk, Tara was raped by one of Barbie’s drunken lovers.
Drafts of therapists came, yet, she never really recovered.
A mere child she was left with problems that shattered her dreams,
Mattel Toys and Barbie were not really what they seemed.

Mattel was owned and run by Barbie's real parents, 
fashioning the doll after how the real Barbie would look and act.
Some said Barbie Doll was a fine model for young women, this made little sense, 
But Barbie lost Tara's respect in reality and that continues as a fact.
Knowing this story I’d never buy that drunken toy, hoping 
Tara grows strong and finds her life, after she's finished coping. 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 1/24/2011 12:02:00 PM
Gosh, this is a disturbing story behind the poem, Julie. I didn't know a real woman had modeled for "Barbie." But little girls dream of growing up to be just like Barbie. What a shame they get lost in the hands of ill-intentioned "Kens." Great work! I did look for "Italian Rispetto" but couldn't find it. This one is terrific! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 1/24/2011 10:32:00 AM
More than you can possible imagine. Nice piece of writing. Thanks for sharing! Steve
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Date: 1/24/2011 8:40:00 AM
wow i did'nt know barbie had somebody gunnin for her. but you did a certianly good job. John Henry Loving III
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Date: 1/23/2011 8:47:00 PM
Good descriptiveness and rhyming throughout this presentation.
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Date: 1/23/2011 6:04:00 PM
i'm.. gonna ask.. is there a contest on true stories.. wondering,,, because i have read a few of them today,,, enjoyed your write,..p.d.
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