Updated date:

Batman vs. Barbie

Luke Holm earned bachelor degrees in English and Philosophy from NIU. He is a middle school teacher and a creative writer.


Action Figures

When I was a boy,
I led a toy army
against a blonde witch
whose name was beach Barbie.


Barbie Dolls

She sat up high
in her little pink chair
mocking my men
and brushing her hair.

Lego Batman

I captured her castle
with the very best clan--
a legion of Legos
and leader, Batman.

Super Hero

He was clearly invincible
as any might find
a boy's favorite hero
built up in his mind.



He had a cool cruiser
that could drive on the walls
making black tracks
down my mom's halls.



To an outside observer
my room was a mess,
but I guarantee you
it was set up like chess.


Sometimes the battles
would last a whole day--
a moment to me,
a boy lost in play.

Batman Army

When Batman had won
and the Barbie was slain
I'd gather my heroes
and start up again.


© 2017 JourneyHolm


JourneyHolm (author) on July 29, 2018:

Tim, great story! Always wonderful to reminisce about the past. I'm glad this poem brought you back. Thank to your sister for her service.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on July 19, 2018:

Love your imagination, Luke. I certainly can recall taking my GI Joe "action figures" and battling my sister's teddy bear. Often, when she played along, she won the contests, but she made great cup cakes in that little bake oven. She grew up to serve in the armed forces, so maybe she should have had the GI Joe doll. We still laugh about that. Thanks for bringing back fond memories of childhood.



JourneyHolm (author) on April 23, 2017:

Childhood is awesome :)

johnmariow on April 23, 2017:

You're very welcome. When I was young, I use to play cowboys and Indians in a small wooded lot near my home.

JourneyHolm (author) on April 23, 2017:

Thank you, John. It's a true story of my pass times as a young boy. I used to have so much fun!

johnmariow on April 16, 2017:

Cute and imaginative. A fascinating look into a child's fantasies.

JourneyHolm (author) on April 10, 2017:

Sakina, I'm glad this was able to bring you back. It wasn't "cool" to play with Barbies, so she was always the villain in my games. I used to spend days playing mock battles. Ah, to be young and full of imagination :)

Sakina Nasir from Kuwait on April 08, 2017:

Hahah! I had great fun reading this poetry Luke! :) Love your imagination and how you have used the words to achieve this beautiful rhyme scheme. Love it! Me and my sister played a lot with Barbies and doll houses. This piece reminded me of my childhood. :) God bless you!

JourneyHolm (author) on April 05, 2017:

Thanks, whonu. I remember passing entire days in pure imagination. Now I am able to do that through my writing, but it's never the same. Like a good book, I got sucked into the experience. Thanks for reading and commenting. I hope this poem brought back wonderful moments in your childhood as well :)

whonunuwho from United States on April 05, 2017:

Our childhood memories are a delight when we remember the fun times. A well-written piece my friend. Blessings. whonu

Related Articles