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She's no Amateur

Updated on July 29, 2015

Puppeteer

I know a puppeteer

Who is no amateur

She is so good

You see no strings

‘til it’s too late

Then there’s no escape

You are hooked

Prepare to bounce

Up then down

Open then close

Twisted all around

You’ve no choice

But to obey

For there’s nothing

You can say

Nothing you can do

To

Un-hook

Yourself

From an expert

puppeteer

© 2013 ocfireflies

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      Sabir 2 years ago

      All of my school aged kiodds are involved with some kind of extra-curricular activy. My 16 year old son is on the drumline at his high school, my pre-teen daughter is on the volleyball and softball teams and my 8 year old son is half way to his black belt in Taekwondo.My little guy who stays home with me and does flash cards during the day has extra-curricular activites of napping and cuddling with Mommy and Daddy! =)

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      Bobby 2 years ago

      You have the monopoly on useful innfnmatioo-arer't monopolies illegal? ;)

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      shanmarie,

      Thank you for your kind comments. YES! Be very aware.

      Smiles,

      Kim

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      How very thought provoking and clever! I love it! I shall beware of that expert puppeteer.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Lurana,

      Thank you for your willingness to return--kind of like Alice : )

      Ann,

      I agree. What a better world it would be if those who are in control realized that they have the power to make change happen if only they were courageous enough.

      Best Always,

      Kim

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Ann 4 years ago

      I wish the political world would wake up and see that some of them are on the puppets strings.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Kim, I was just able to comment on your Alice hub. Have a great weekend! ~Lurana

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Lurana,

      Thank you for kind comments. I am always sorry anyone has had to feel what it is like to be on puppet strings. I am not sure what the deal is with the Alice poems, but thank you for alerting me. I will see if I have unintentionally disabled the comment button.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      FYI---I just read your collection of Alice poems and there was no opportunity to comment. Perhaps you wanted to disable comments, but if not, I thought you might like to know? I loved the Alice poems, they are so very well-done.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Insightful observation of human nature in a well-crafted, clever poem!! I have been on puppet strings myself before. ~Lurana

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Gypsy Rose Lee and wayne barrett,

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. From what I've gathered, I am not the only one who knows what it feels like to be attached to another person's puppet strings.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Trapped and ensnared. Very good piece.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A puppeteer who is good will always be pulling the strings. Well expressed.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      MsDora,

      Thank you for stopping by.

      Thank you for being so wise.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      I know the talented type. "So good." "Expert." Be very careful on whom you focus. Thanks for some intriguing lines.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Dim Flaxenwick,

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words.

      And I do think you are correct in that "eventually -sometimes it takes a long time : - ) people reap what they sow."

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

      Fabulous poem. Oh so true was every word.

      I had an aunt who always used to say .....God doesn t sleep. I had to grow up before l could understand what she meant and l think she was right.. bless her

      Eventually people reap what they sow.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Mhatter99,

      Thanks for stopping by. Sorry if you've had to experience the hook.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. You took me back to my oil company. We don't even know...

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Theater girl,

      You are absolutely right. I needed to be reminded that there are some who channel their abilities in a positive way. Thanks for your kind comments and vote.

      tnderhrt23,

      Hello. Thanks for stopping by. I think you are absolutely correct: the best thing is to run away. Unfortunately, even as old as I am, I am easily taken in... Thank you for your kind comment.

      James-wolve,

      Hello. Thanks for stopping by, for your kind comments, shared spirituality and vote.

      -Kim

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Very beautiful and thought-provoking poem.Manipulating others are bad thing to do.It is not among our specialty as humans.It is of our God .Voted up

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      tnderhrt23 4 years ago

      INsightful, interesting read, here...I have encountered aa few of these expert puppeteers in my day...when I spot them now, I run AWAY!!! Good job with this!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I know people like this! Some use their power for good and some......interesting and good read! voted up!