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Below is the poem entitled THE PUPPET MASTER which was written by poet Wilma Neels. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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This cup is for you
for bluffing yourself 
and for thinking you know me,
here’s to you for pretending to care 
and make me believe that you do,
here’s to you for 
being the puppet-master
in the puppet show,
which is my life
I would like the strings back
before they are beyond repair
I would like to be the master 
of my own destiny
for a change
I would like to control where
my journey ends 
and what happens 
on the way there
but with you as the puppet-master
it’s virtually impossible
so this is me
begging you
for the strings
that contain
every facet of my life…
please be so kind 
as to leave it at the door 
on your way out…

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  1. Date: 5/7/2012 2:17:00 AM
    back to your first poem here on soup, glad i came, this poem should stand for all those who have suffered at the hands of the Puppet Master. what a wonderful poem this is. going to my fav, along with you, i think for the fourth time.

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 2:10:00 PM
    a great write, enjoyed this one.

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 1:27:00 PM
    Wilma ;-) CONGRATULATIONS!! on your poem being featured this week, hope your enjoying your Easter Sunday. Take care and have a nice one,..p.d

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 11:57:00 AM
    Many congrats on your feature this week Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 4/20/2011 8:46:00 PM
    Congrats Wilma on your featured poem this week on P.S... a great one to share with us all my friend with luv..

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 12:03:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Wilma. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 12:38:00 PM
    Awesome Dramatic Verse, Wilma. As usual, Puppetiers put are users, living lives through others. One for my Favs. List. Like so many poems, this is one I missed. Congratulations on being featured this week on Soup. Have a blessed and holy week. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 12:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Wilma

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 8:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, very well done, full of emotion~~

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 7:12:00 PM
    YOu tell him, Wilma!!! that dang puppet master. who is he anyway?? (looks like I'll be reading your poems from the beginning whenever I run out of new ones to respond to!) Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/16/2010 7:23:00 PM
    Ok, I am going all the way back to the source. Ouch, this poem has a lot of hurt feelings....but then you have the backbone to show the door!

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 11:54:00 AM
    sorry about double post, my mouse isn't working. need a new one. raskin

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 11:53:00 AM
    Thank you for your comment on my poem Definitely not bittersweet. Always interesting to read first poems on a site. raskin

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 11:53:00 AM
    Thank you for your comment on my poem Definitely not bittersweet. Always interesting to read first poems on a site. raskin

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 11:20:00 AM
    Wow Wilma you have some amazing poetry. Thank you so much for sharing it. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/13/2010 4:49:00 AM
    A lot of courage in this one. A poem of triumph. Vince

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 1:39:00 PM
    Wilma, this poem shows tremendous inner-strength and fortitude. Seems we share a similar belief that love is not something you posses, rather, it's something you caress. If you care to I wrote two poems "To Hold a Womans Heart" & "Waiting At the Gates" I think you would enjoy. I wrote them for my wife. Thanks again for your encouraging words, YF4L, God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 3:26:00 AM
    Welcome again, expressive write, enjoyed!

  1. Date: 5/10/2010 2:37:00 PM
    enjoyed this write today, nice one