Barbie and Ken

She wanted a knight
in shining armor.
He saw the longing
in her eyes, knew she wanted
to be saved. But
he wasn’t in the damsel-saving

He was looking for Barbie
not a Queen
so he bought her things
like a Dream Car and Dream House
sitting atop a hill far away
from those who loved her.
Left her feeling like
a poor miller’s daughter
who might be able to
spin straw into gold.
But life is not a fairy tale.

he filled her Dream House
with lots of Dream things
like red bottoms, rings, and
other expensive things.
Never a crown though
because she could never be
his Queen.

He bought her lots of
plastic toys, showed her
plastic Barbie love and
the shiny new things
convinced her
that his love was real
but not even the rings
he bought her
could withstand the heat
of her needing.

She was Barbie
and he was Ken
and he spent a lifetime
buying things to fill up
their Barbie Dream House
but it was never a home
because plastic love ain’t love
it’s merely a distraction
a trick of the eye, heart, and soul
to make you believe
all that glitters is gold or
that a house is always a home.

Peace & Love,



About Rosalind Guy

I'm broken & my soul is weary/ my weary soul rebels, fights/ anything & anyone who tries to heal me/I beat my head against a wall of memories/ trying hard to break free from the chain of memories/ I can only be free by saying it so/ i weave a necklace from words and finally/ I find freedom/ free free free. As you can see, words are powerful to me. As Maya Angelou said, words are wallpaper of the soul. I have lots of nightmarish memories that threaten to break me, but I learned a long time ago about the power of words. They can be used to heal and destroy anything that threatens to destroy the person. Words coupled with love have the power to save and heal. I am author of three books: Skinny Dipping in the Pool of Womanhood, Tattered Butterfly Wings, and Blues of a Love Junkie. I am a high school English teacher. I am a former reporter. I am a mother. I am a woman. I am a fierce advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who's voices go unheard. Check out my Amazon author page at the following link:
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