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Barbie Doll

Barbie Doll


by Marge Piercy

Barbie Doll: Finish That Thought Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Barbie Doll? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. She went to and fro apologizing.

Everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs
No one ever said thank you
Her good nature wore out
And wore a putty nose
Q. So she cut off her nose and legs

and the kids ate them
and then died
and offered them up
and said she's happy now
Q. Consummation at last.

To every woman a happy ending
Everyone said she's pretty
Everyone is happy
She has a putty nose
Q. Her good nature wore out

every day
like a fan belt
like pee-pee dolls
Q. In the casket displayed on satin she lay

happy as can be
with a putty nose and nightie
with the undertaker's cosmetics painted on
and died another day