Black Poetry : barbie

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by redlady, Aug 6, 2002.

  1. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    my 4 year old niece sat next to me
    barbie in all her glory sat naked on the end of the couch
    blonde hair matted and tangled
    missing 1 foot
    yet still unmistakably
    barbie

    “she is the queen of all of the animals…
    she feeds the animals and moves her hands like this”
    my niece slowly moves barbies arm in a sweeping motion
    (barbie is feeding the animals)
    permanent smile, pink lipstick
    amphetaminely happy
    yet still unmistakably barbie

    “now you try!”
    my niece hands me barbie so that i too can do the sweeping motion
    (barbie is feeding the animals)
    “very good!” my niece says

    feeling eerie i promptly place barbie back on the end of the couch
    blonde hair matted and tangled
    now sporting a blue ribbon
    she sits with her ankle crossed over her non-existant foot

    my niece and i go outside to blow bubbles
     
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    mkhaya lo' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    and then there were three...with barbie all broken and tangled up! one thing I pick up from this piece is that children don't care about looks and perfections, they just love barbie...no matter what she looks like..its how barbie makes her feel when she plays with her-have long monologues with barbie being the child and she the mother...why can't us adults learn a thing a two from children?

    cute flow sista-enjoyed!
    lo'
     
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    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    my baby gotz a chocolate dipped Barbie and I still can't stand her ***. she need some but (LOL)
    I think I feel you though
     
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    hahahahaha @ shaz : you know thats right !


    I'm with you on this one
    Barbie creeps the hell out of me ! Americas idea of the perfect woman ........with all her little pefect friends ...perfectly creepy !
     
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    I'm not sure if I will have good or bad dreams from this one. But it certainly touched a chord. Keep em comin.
     
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    I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHY THEY TAKE THEIR CLOTHES OFF?

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:Reminds me of the four Barbies now residing in a basket in the corner of my room , where Grandma Becky is momentarily the caretaker for Grandaughter Raven. I always wondered why they take their clothes off...and
    dismember on occassion? :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: I agree it is an amazing communication toy for sparking imagination and immitation, My grandaughter reinacted Charlies Angels with ....who else her Destiny Child Barbies!!!!!!!!:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE! AND TO THE LIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE:toast:
     
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    I have no idea why children always strip barbies clothes off of them, maybe because her body is just SO unrealistic, she must be hypnotically looked at again and again!
     
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    this was deep to me...maybe it wasn't meant to be deep, but, within this i saw something deep. well written
     
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    red.


    ...i remember playing with barbie & now that i'm
    grown... i cannot... for the life of me remember
    what fascinated me about her!! :)
    lucky for me... my 4 yr old niece doesn't have one... yet!

    anyway... i enjoyed the read & i real-ly like
    your style!! (wasn't sure if i'd eva told you that)

    itsallLove, chile.

    elayne.
     
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