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Whatever Happened to Babydoll?

Whitney Hoder Poem 3

Introduction: Childhood: golden eyes matched with rosy lips and porcelain skin for the finish hair like cotton candy and a diamond birthmark on the thigh still babydoll wasn’t perfect in mommy and daddy’s eyes Where did we go wrong with her? toy chest filled with plastic tots and barbie look-a-likes faux beauty whisper lies behind her back while she remains on the shelf She’s ugly. She thinks she’s everything. She shouldn't even try. Intermission: Adolescence: feelings like glass would make her weak, but first love would heal long forgotten g.i. jane came into play when babydoll was shelved head over heels for each other and stuck on cloud nine until mommy and daddy threw jane away Does love always hurt like this? yard sale says: prince charming 25 cents she spent all she had to replace what was lost prince charming filled her head with honest lies naive and airheaded she let him do damage to her playdoh heart You are my princess….but you’re not the only one. Finale: Adulthood: 21st birthday results include 3% blood in her 99.9% alcohol and crones in the mirror painting herself like a drag queen when inside she's still baby Would mommy and daddy be proud? piecing herself together like a puzzle Would G.I. Jane look at me the same? barely dressed and butter for a brain Would I be Prince Charming’s one and only? cotton is now rotten and porcelain is shattered diamonds are not forever Why wasn’t I ever good enough? millions of eyes look her up and down bratz and lego men judge beauty no matter what I am more than a babydoll.

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Profile for Cornish College of the Arts

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In April 2018, the Cornish College of the Arts Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee launched an inaugural two-week exhibition, In...

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In April 2018, the Cornish College of the Arts Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee launched an inaugural two-week exhibition, In...