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Corinne
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Puppeteer

So you’re the master puppeteer.
Invisible strings they must have been,
jerking me to serve your lowly wishes,
in this pubescent purple costume,
and you, the charming clown-magician.

I smiled and danced then, a marionette
scripted to your spoofing whims,
upon your shiny wooden stage,
a toy theatre lost now in the shadows,
you move my mouth to form silent words.

These tangled strands left me all akimbo,
in limbo, you’d like me to forever dwell,
hanging by filaments of your control.
But, this ain’t no "Punch and Judy,"
and I will cut the cords magnificently.

Ventriloquist calls to me with a swazzle,
all a frazzle, over absolutely nothing.

© 2000 Corinne M. Bailey

© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 02-24-2000 07:40 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is a disturbing yet touching piece, with a strong ending.  Well done!
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2 posted 02-24-2000 07:46 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Corinne~
I like it.

In getting to know you,
I have a feeling that
no one 'pulls your strings'.
I like your strength in the ending.
~*Marge*~


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3 posted 02-24-2000 07:58 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Corinne, this is a very intrigueing poem.

Marina
Corinne
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Thanks, Martie and Marina.

And Marge, yes, I let someone pull my strings for a time, but then I woke up and smelled the coffee!

Thanks, Marge!


Corinne
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5 posted 02-24-2000 10:03 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Parker, an Irish Nymph you say?  Well, Saints be golly, I think I feel a couple of Irish poems coming on...hmmm, I have one here somewhere...

Corinne
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I know one thing, Corinne. You ain't no dummy!!!
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7 posted 02-24-2000 11:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another fabulous poem, Corinne!!  

Denise
Parker
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Ah Corinne, another master poem by the poemeteer herself. Now your the puppeteer and the puppet too, pulling your own strings. Bravo!

Parker..... did I say nymph.
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Its 3:00 o'clock time for another puppet showing....... How about an Irish elf dance.

Parker

[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 02-25-2000).]
Corinne
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10 posted 02-25-2000 08:17 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Ahh, I see you are not familiar with the ancient Irish rites of spring...It must be time to dredge up my old Irish Poem for ya, me laddie!

Corinne Mary
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Wow, this one left me breathless..a very powerful piece you've written here Corinne  
 
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