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The Puppet

March 3, 2013
By Literature_Darling GOLD, Warrenton, Virginia
Literature_Darling GOLD, Warrenton, Virginia
14 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To live is the rarest thing of all. Most people exsist and that is all." ~Oscar Wilde
"I am a writer quite by accident, the way one my fall and rip a hole in their jeans." ~Blogger H. B. Sachs


I am a puppet,
Held up by threads,
Frayed at the ends.
The puppeteers are cruel people,
All one hundred of them or so,
They laugh and they joke,
At my fat wooden body,
My worn rag clothes
My painted on smile.
They pull my strings left and
Right,
Dragging me.
They cut my stings,
One
By
One.
Until I fall.

I am a puppet,
Crumpled and broken,
My threads are all cut,
My heart is torn open.
My puppeteers left me.
Though I am glad.
What am I now?
What is a puppet,
With no one to pull my,
Stings.



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on Nov. 2 2013 at 10:01 am
Literature_Darling GOLD, Warrenton, Virginia
14 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To live is the rarest thing of all. Most people exsist and that is all." ~Oscar Wilde
"I am a writer quite by accident, the way one my fall and rip a hole in their jeans." ~Blogger H. B. Sachs

yes that would be very funny/strange

on Nov. 1 2013 at 9:06 pm
Kestrel PLATINUM, Warrenton, Virginia
29 articles 11 photos 190 comments

Favorite Quote:
-There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy. (Shakespeare, Hamlet)

Hi! I really liked this, it's very relatable to me, and I wrote something very similar recently. Though I have to wonder...you're practically my neighbor. Funny if we know/ knew each other?

holly1999 GOLD said...
on Apr. 1 2013 at 1:49 pm
holly1999 GOLD, Middlesbrough, Other
12 articles 8 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
'There was no need to clarify my finger snap, the implication was clear in the snap itself' - Magnus Bane

I really liked this. It sent out a strong message as well as being beautifully written. Great job! :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 16 2013 at 1:43 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I love the perspective you used of the puppets you used to emonstrate the cruelty of bulling and abuse, I assume. One minor thing only, did you mean Strings rather Stings at the end? Otherwise, well done.


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