The Power of PlasticTHE POWER OF PLASTIC
Age six years, two months and nine days,
you hold Barbie aloft,
admiring her figure in a shimmering
She's alone and you sense her boredom.
Age six years, two months and fourteen days,
Barbie Stroke Two has arrived and they are getting
along famously. Each time you
play, they both seem to have different names.
They look very similar. You end up calling them both Barbie.
Age seven years, eleven months and twenty-three days,
you play with thirty six friends. Matters are
complicated when all your friends have the same name.
Things are stressful. You sense something isn't right.
And then it happens.
Age eight years, one hour and nineteen minutes,
Ken arrives in his blue shorts with a gold trim.
The Barbies swoon.
He's new meat and finally someone isn't named Barbie.
Ever one for originality, you name him Ken.
Age eight years, three weeks and six days,
you decide you don't like Ken.
Your thirty six friends lost their brains because of him;
Singular FormMe instead of we
I rather than us
One before two
Singular's a must
Alone is more together
Than we ever really were
One kiss was a miss
And the second was a blur
Up went your wall
As mine crumbled down
When I learned how to smile
You taught me how to frown
Even though it looks bad
I can promise you it's not
Since you left for her
More for me have sought
Stand With MeUnheard voices
That see nothing to gain
I want to make a difference
I want to do something more
But I'm only one person,
And when I speak, I bore
Those kids are like me!
But their lives torn to shreds,
And we're sitting here arguing
While they count their daily dead
This is so unfair
I say we take a stand!
But that's hard to do,
When we're too scared to link hands
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