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Marionette

October 18, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


I don’t wanna be

a Marionette

Dirty strings
controlled by
Regret

Those painted eyes
that vacantly stare
out the window of the play with despair

I don’t wanna be

a Marionette-
not me

no more
no-oh-oh-oh oh-oh
No More

I don’t wanna wear
that dress so tight
I don’t wanna be a puppet
tonight

No more
No more-ore

I don’t wanna be bound no more
I want to be set
free

*Instrumental Break*

I wanna be let alone
and guided by stone
I want to lead.

The walls are tight,
and the voices will fight
me dow-ow-own

But they won’t take
what I’ve fou-ou-ound

I don’t wanna be
A Marionette-
not me-e
No more
No more
*Instrumental break*

I can sing without a voice of yours
and run to the beat of the my drum

But I don’t want to be

your property

no more
No more!
No-oh-oh-oh oh oh more!
No more!
No strings!
No beads for me!

I don't wanna be yours!

Forsaken by your words!
No more!
No more!
no-oh-oh-oh more!
No more.

No more
of this
no confidence

I don’t wanna be
a Marionette

no knives or bolts against my skin
I want to let the light in again
and shine
brighter than
the morning star-ar-ar--- *holds and fades into background*

My own
number one

I don’t wanna be
a piece
that can be undone
No more.

no-oh more

I don't want

those compliments


no-oh-oh-oh-oh oh-oh
no-oh-oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh no more.
(no more no more)
No more
(no more no more)
No more.
(no more no more)
No-oh
More.


The author's comments:

Believe it or not, I actually got the inspiration to write this while watching a commercial. Funny thing words; they often find their way into our minds in strange ways ;) Anyway, thank you so much for checking this out, it means a whole lot! I don't share many of my songs, so I hope you like this one :)


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on Nov. 19 2014 at 8:10 am
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! I actually wrote this having Adele or Christina Auguilera in mind because they have such beautiful voices, so don't worry, that's one of the most important pieces of the song lol. Thanks again!

on Nov. 19 2014 at 1:13 am
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

O.O Liv this was incredible...you should definitely share your songs more often if there all as beautiful as this one. I will admit, one of my first thoughts while reading this poem was "Oh, gosh, this would be a lot of fun to sing." ;) But that's probably because I love to sing so that's how my brain is wired...I can recognize a well-written song when I see one...and Liv, this is most definitely a remarkably well-written song. There is a lot of room for the singer to show off their voice :) I'm sorry...haha I should probably focus more on the words and the feelings and emotions rather than envisioning myself singing this...but all that other stuff aside, this is a truly well-written poem too. It really spoke to me; more than most poems do. I often feel like I'm a marionette...and I hate feeling like that, so this poem really struck home for me. It was very deep and moving, especially for having been inspired by a commercial ;) Thank you so so so sooooo much for posting this and for inspiring me!!! :))))


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