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Severed Strings

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Taylor See
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0 posted 12-16-2008 02:08 PM       View Profile for Taylor See   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Taylor See

Listen.

Do you hear it?

A clicking fills the frigid air
Machines of life that bleed despair

Puppets choking by their strings
Birds vainly flapping broken wings

The eye burns red and out they step
To cross the road in a lonely crowd

Faces down, their motions jerking
Yanked along by stubborn strings
To where they must go
To what they must do
To who they must be

Their expressions reveal nothing
As the hooks, the strings that
Sunk so far beneath the skin
Pull them onward through the rain and
Drag them forward through the pain

But in their minds lies their surprise
They do not see their own demise

Their heads are filled with greed and numbers
Judgments, sins, and dark-kept secrets
Selfish wants and selfless notions
Destined never to see daylight

Above the Laughing Puppeteer
Sobs for his toys that will not talk
Yanks at the strings that make them walk
Wishing that he could cut the chords
That hold the little puppets up

And force them all to stand alone
Unaided by his skillful hand

And so the Master cut a few
Just to see what they would do

Slowly each of them stood up
Looked about with thoughtful heads
Took one small step and promptly fell
But pulled themselves back to their feet

So as the puppets danced along
The few he cut fell to floor
But bit by bit, and in due time
They learned to walk and
Changed the world

And as each player moves their piece, confident and tall
They forget that they can move themselves, in the greatest game of all

© Copyright 2008 William Taylor Cody - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-17-2008 04:33 PM       View Profile for hunnie_girl   Email hunnie_girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hunnie_girl

I love this.. such imagery
Krysti
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well done. i do enjoy your expression.
 
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