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The Porcelein Marionette

January 20, 2010
By Emeris SILVER, Glenwood, Iowa
Emeris SILVER, Glenwood, Iowa
5 articles 11 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's better to try and regret rather than regret not trying at all :/

False smiles and never changing glass eyes
Hanging from strings others pull for her
Letting them jerk and manipulate her
A painted false smile hides the sorrow
That no one but herself knows about
Glassy outside
Hollow Inside
Just the slightest impact could crack her shell
Then she would be broken
And no one would care
They would just throw her away like a broken toy
Without her strings, she is lifeless
Always hollow within
Always dancing on strings to please others
No feelings
No heart
No tears
No dreams
No soul
No will
Never alive
Never dead
Always dancing on strings to the rhythm of others
Flawless doll-like shell
Broken inside
Lacking what it takes to be alive
Lacking what it takes to be dead
Never belonging anywhere
Always changing with the music
Always able to dance to any rhythm
Of her surroundings
But hiding what she thinks
To please others

The author's comments:
Have you ever felt as if you were half dead and that others controlled your life? It could be your peers, friends, family, strangers, anyone. Sometimes I feel that way, but sometimes you just want to break through that outer shell and show your TRUE self, and if people don't like you for you, then move on.

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