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Marionette Master

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Marionette Master

~Marionette Master~    

All my dreams evolve around my wooden floor.
Candles and clowns the show must go on.


The moon slowly moves its way into my room.
Dust pushes through my window making shadow puppets on my walls
The talent on my walls dance, scaring my sweet dreams away.
No cradle-songs tonight.
Dangling artisans’ fingertips scratching down my core.
Exquisite observation, an alley down “Death Street.”
Panic rattles my bone, 
Stuttering a taste of ma' ma' ma' mama' off my lips.
Grandfather clock ticks with every pull of the string.
Invisible jellyfish puppets swaying their feelers, sting my stare.
A superior skill eating away at my fear.
I can’t breathe, 
I can’t move,
It dangles!
What can I do?
Carved Marionette figures locked in my head.
A game in which trickery and deception are the main event.
Staged with an evil sinister mask, sanctioning my nightmares. 
No one too rescue me from the danger of this bedside playground.
The puppeteer engages to provoke me with my own dolls.
A dramatic performance throttles my mind ……. 
I cannot come out from under my blanket,  
I cannot run,
My hands cannot reach the circus print lampshades!
A shadow show played in slow motion!!!
Realizing the moon can pull a world of strings with its own light.


Suddenly, boney fingers from the sunrise show me the way…
I look down until my toes touch the cold wooden floor.
I creep and creep,
Then I flick on my lamp.
The purple walls swallowed the orgy drawing inspired by the mooned night.
A huge diversity of graphic illusions of puppetry in my room vanishes in one click.
Mother please no more Pinocchio in my lullabies.? ;-) 


Dedicated to: Vienna Bombardieri  
Love PD

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  1. Date: 9/1/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Enjoyed this one Linda. Your third write here on Poetry Soup was well worth the read.

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 9:57:00 PM
    Scary! But I'm glad it "vanishes at one click" at the end of the day. Well written Mistress. AO

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 9:54:00 PM
    Congrats on your well deserved placement in the contest. AO

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 7:36:00 PM
    Good morning my dearest sis Linda! I'm happy to read this outstanding write of you once again and saw it in the winning list. My biggest hearty congrats to you! Big hugs! I'm sorry, I just came because I was so busy for the past few days. Yesterday, I tried to finish everything what my new head had assigned to me for this wk. I hope you're doing well & not bored anymore. I'll try my best to catch up at soup today. Have a blessed weekend/Sunday! Again, big congrats! Tcare! love m4evr, Leo

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 5:32:00 PM
    Eerie pictures, very frightening. And kudos to you for this great contest win, Linda.

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 3:38:00 PM
    Linda congratulations on your outstanding win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 1:53:00 PM
    I used to be afraid to let my arm hang off the side of the bed for fear that the monster underneath would grab it...LOVE that title and the way it all 'vanishes in one click" Very cool and scary stuff - Tim

    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson
    Date: 6/8/2013 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LONG week at work!...Tomorrow will bring the total to 50 hrs (Don't you pity me?)
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:43:00 AM
    I didn't realize that you too were a winner in Nate's contest. Congratulations! Childhood night-fears... I remember them well. I love the puppets, similar in some ways to a familiar. Very nice work... Jack

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 5:29:00 AM
    great write and win Linda...congrats

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 8:25:00 PM
    good enough babe' congrats on your win.

    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A
    Date: 6/8/2013 11:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks, for the small win... i did not like the theme so i gave you a poem, i did not like... love love... yours truly
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 7:21:00 PM
    Very vivid, scary poem, PD, quite lovely poem, good imagery and flow.

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 12:08:00 AM
    Hi my dearest sis! How are you? Hope you're doing well! I'm peeking at soup using the school desktop before going to the canteen for my late lunch! Thank you so much for the congratulatory comments/message! Hope you've read my soupmail last night! Have a good night there! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 1:15:00 PM
    Hey tiger---did you get my email

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 7:04:00 AM
    This is excellent an disturbing all at the same time. I love it. Also wanted to stop by and say hello

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 10:30:00 PM
    Hey girl, I just came by to say thanks for the congrats on my 10th place showing on "pets". Only thing is now I leave here after reading this post and won't be able to turn off the lights tonight.... Love Ya, Jake

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 7:41:00 AM
    Enjoyed your poem. Brings back memories.

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 9:46:00 PM
    I'm sending you soupmail my sis! big hugs, Leo

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 6:36:00 AM
    This is great, anyone who has been a child can relate to this one. I will have to leave a light on tonight. Another Great job.

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 1:36:00 PM
    you got some nice words and lines up there Poet......

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 12:08:00 AM
    hehe a badsummer dream methinks, evil ones play tiddlywinks, light comes on , oh bummer, thinks....