Ventriloquist

November 21, 2010
By Hollyss SILVER, Stafford, Virginia
Hollyss SILVER, Stafford, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Fiction reveals what reality obscures"-Jessamyn West
"You can't leap a 20-ft chasm in 2 10-ft jumps."-Anonymous


I am a puppet
no more
no less
my Master moves my lipr,
makes beautiful sounds
come to life.
they are so wonderful
I should wonder what sounds come from
me.

I practice when Master's back is
turned
so I may
surprise
him once I am ready.
each day
my sounds grow stronger
they are so lovely,
I'm sure Master will be pleased
so when I am finally ready
I sing for him.

but Master is angry,
oh, why is he angry?
"puppets do not sing
for their sounds aren't worth
hearing!"

now I am scared
to make a sound
or Master won't think
me a good puppet.
after all,
puppets don't
sing.

The author's comments:
I try so hard to be the model daughter, so I hardly ever speak what's really on my mind. Recently I thought aloud at dinner, wondering what my dad would say. When I spoke, he and Mom just started staring at me like I was sick or something. They looked so reproachful. Since I have been afraid to speak my mind, lest they look at me like I'm a freak again.

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