A Poem by Alexa Tasch

Barbie sat on the shelf with Ken

as happy as can be

thinking "Look at us. We're so perfect

the handsome him and me."

G.I. Joe sat on the shelf

looking at Barbie

thinking "She'll never fall for a guy like me

girls like her like jerks like he."

A freckled dolly sat in the shelf

staring at the other three

thinking "G.I.Joe will never like me

can't he see he'll only be hurt by Barbie?"

Ken sat on the shelf next to Barbie

but he really only had eyes for the dolly

thinking "Why can't I get her to notice me?

If she did we would be so happy....."

© 2012 Alexa Tasch

Author's Note

Alexa Tasch
ignore any grammar or spelling problems

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This is a nice poem. I was thinking you were going to position ken as pretentious, nice that he likes the Dolly (i would too, she has more to offer than barbie).
I wonder if this couldn't be expanded into something more...just an idea (longer, perhaps as a short short?)

Posted 5 Years Ago

Alexa Tasch

5 Years Ago

Thanks! I never thought of expanding on it...that might be fun!!
I like this alot. It's playful with a serious note. Good write!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Alexa Tasch

5 Years Ago

Thank you!
Excellent read! It reminded me of this:
But I like the message here :] Keep up the good work!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Alexa Tasch

5 Years Ago

wow I've never seen this before but they are kind of similar. Thanks for the review!!
Walker Andreasen

5 Years Ago

Oh Yeah! The Oatmeal is my favorite! And no problem!
You have said a lot with the backdrop of a toy shelf. We never really know who is thinking what about which one. All the more reason to just take a chance where your heart leads. Nice.

Posted 5 Years Ago

cutest thing ever!!! and it's well written too x really nice to read :) xxxx

Posted 5 Years Ago

This is sooo cute!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Seems like a love square or something :P Good job though!

Posted 5 Years Ago

awww love triangle...well more like love pentagon

Posted 5 Years Ago

Very good story. Good content and solid writing.
Keep writing. This was fun.

Posted 5 Years Ago

OH MY GOSHHHH! That was adorable!

Posted 5 Years Ago

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Added on March 29, 2012
Last Updated on March 29, 2012
Tags: love, romance, doll, puppet, cute, romantic, toys, heart, jerk, lonley, alone, barbie, plastic, emotion, type


Alexa Tasch
Alexa Tasch

Providence, RI

My name is Alexa. I'm 19. I usually write instead of paying attention in my classes so I will post anything I think it good enough. Don't read my older stuff unless you're really committed because.. more..


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