A Show for the World to See This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I'm your little puppet,
lifeless until said otherwise.
You pull my strings
and I smile
laugh
frown.

I'm wired to your hands;
tap your fingers and I'll dance.
My heart is linked to your brain,
everything you think, I love
hate
pity.

The thin twine
that connects me to you
that is my lifeline, please don't lose it
or I shall fall
shatter
die.

The eloquence of my movements
is a result of your will.
Whatever you'd like me to do
I'd do it without a thought
saying
prayer.

I've loved you once before
and we all know what happened.
But I'd gladly do it again
even if only for a day
minute
second.

Is it right
for a puppet to love her master
when all he's done
is cause her grief
pain
sorrow?

I still love you though
after all is said and done.
Because my spiritless form depends on you
to show the world how I laugh
cry
pretend.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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