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Puppets

They were always made to become shadows to be discarded by the string pullers

Puppets is a poem written by Lynn White and shared with The Ugly Writers under our July theme called Entropy: Overcoming Destruction

 

 

Puppets

 

 

The puppets are drowning now

their useful time has passed.

They were always made

to become shadows

to be discarded

by the string pullers

when the audience was seated.

The glove puppets and sock puppets

are floating away

already

tumbling like clowns

in the waves

and soon

even the shadow puppets will vanish

maybe then

the puppeteers will reveal themselves

put their power on display

temporarily.

For soon it will be time

for them to change

their shape

and re-emerge

to find new clowns,

new clowns to seduce the audience.

 

Check out another entry from Lynn White for the theme Entropy: Overcoming Destruction

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Lynn White

Lynn White

I live in north Wales. I have been writing at various points in my life since I was in my teens. My work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people I has known or imagined. I am especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality.

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