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Tug one string, whip him round
Contort him in malevolent ways
"Oh dear," ― a ripping sound ―
"Poor thing's seen too many plays."

Pull him this'a way
― An' that'a way ―
And back again,
Until his time's done.

Suddenly, up goes his head ―
But without a tug of the thread.
He whispers, nigh-silently, his plight,
defiantly: "What gives you the right?"

He wraps loose string about his arms,
Pulls, and his master he disarms.
Indignantly: "You'll curse the day
That you denied us any say
As to the workings of these foul plays."

Breaking the strings that bind him;
He's breaking the rules,
― And all reservation inside him.
"We're tired of being taken for fools!"

The puppet turns, and speaks to me:

Throw off the chains of oppression;
It's as easy as breaking the strings!
Forget profit, that capitalist obsession
And the puppets will, with you, sing

"No more gods,
No more masters!
No more slaves,
Nor economic disasters."

And thus:

We'll go our separate ways:
The puppets to their plays;
We to our work, and knowing
That we're to see brighter days.
Poem I wrote on the bus over the course of a few days. Very politically motivated.
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Iessika Feb 1, 2013
This poem certainly left an impression with me - I quite like the style you used here. As for the content: it sure sounds very nice and once I would've found it brilliant. But I guess I know now that nothing will change and that these will remain aspiring dreams. Humans will be humans as proven time and time again through history, and it doesn't look like we'll be able to crawl out of the mess that the world is today.
A-Wandering-Man Feb 4, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you.

And I may be young and idealistic, but even if the world won't change, I'd still like to spend my life trying to help people in any way I can. I firmly believe that we can transcend current society to reach a more sustainable, fair alternative to the current system -- as society has evolved throughout history, it will continue to evolve. :)
Iessika Feb 5, 2013
Hm... I have very strong opinions on that, but I'd prefer not to blur these out on here. If you're interested in discussing this topic, you may note me. In any case, I fear that I am much more pessimistic about this in every way.
A-Wandering-Man Feb 7, 2013  Student Writer
Well, I like to keep political discussions away from my devART account, just because everywhere else on the internet, I'm constantly having them. Everyone is entitled to their own outlook, so I'll leave it at that if you're ok with that. :)
WeirdAndLovely Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the metaphor. :) Very nice job.
A-Wandering-Man Feb 4, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! :)
WeirdAndLovely Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
MadxRhapsodyx17 Jan 31, 2013  Student Writer
I love this! What a magnificent, sociopolitical poem. :D
A-Wandering-Man Jan 31, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! :) I thought the metaphor of the puppet was really appropriate, haha.
MadxRhapsodyx17 Jan 31, 2013  Student Writer
It was a great elaboration of that metaphor. :)
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