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Watch The Puppets Dance Lyrics to Hallelujah

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Watch The Puppets Dance Lyrics to Hallelujah

I watched the magic as the puppets dance
Their fingers moved, I was in a trance
The puppets danced on little strings of wire
From lifeless forms upon the floor
To dancing puppets we adore
The magic as his fingers were on fire 

As though on fire
On strings of wire
As though on fire   
On strings of wire

The master puppeteer did see
He could make you dance with me
Each wire he pulled each heart he lulled, he had  power    
Marionettes as though made of wood
He made us all look so good
We danced to the tune he played over by the hour.....

We looked so good   
Made of wood
We looked so good   
Made of wood

What the puppeteer didn’t see
Was that we were real just like he
Dancing to his merry tune but real flesh and blood  
He pulled his strings to tug at our parts 
By pulling strings he tugged at our hearts
But still he made us dance so good

Not made from wood
But look so good 
Not made from wood
But look so good

We don’t have wire and strings on our knees
But the master puppeteer we please
But  if we don’t want to dance the dance he’s playing for us
If  we don’t want to dance his way
He twist’s and pulls at our  minds that day
We want to leave if and when we want and without the fuss

We don’t want to dance 
We want the chance
We don’t want to dance 
We want the chance.

We cut our strings we will not dance
The puppeteer takes his stance
But of his puppets he has lost control 
 We refuse to dance in  his way 
We have minds of our own we say
So the puppeteer can’t take our very soul

Can’t take our soul
With no control 
Can’t take our soul
With no control

Maybe that’s why we have free will
To choose the way for good or ill
That way we can each  keep the power
So when we’re given the chance to live
The chance to love the chance to give
Take it and that why life never turns soul

We have the power
Life’s not sour 
We have the power
Life’s not sour
~GG~© 18/01/2013

Contest Entry for Franks Contest. Words To the Leonard Cohen Song Hallelujah
My inspiration came from my poem 'Watch the Puppets Dance' I hate to feel manipulated.

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  1. Date: 2/9/2013 2:07:00 PM
    I like the depth of each verse...thought provoking. Enjoyed and best of luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:21:00 AM
    Mandy, I liked the way you reworked your other poem to fit the song, in fact I might like it a bit more in this form. On top of that, you did not submit us to an easy parody and an endless chorus of Hallelujahs, great in the original, but somewhat tiresome otherwise. I think you'll do very well in the contest. Good luck.

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 4:07:00 AM
    Hi GG enjoyed reading this today, good luck in the contest, all the best a snowbound Owen

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 6:10:00 AM
    the mystical ability of your mind exemplifies truly your underlining talent.. this is today the world we live in..and you capture the very essence of this...

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 4:44:00 PM
    I love this song Frank chose for his contest and I love how you let it inspire you to come up with this awesome poem, Mandy. You are in tip top form these days creating one like this!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 1/19/2013 4:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Only because I learn from people such as yourself xx
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 2:04:00 PM
    I loooove this! The flow is great and there is so much truth in this. The 10th verse is my fav. Very well penned, my dear poet friend!!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 1/19/2013 2:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne I appreciate that xx
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Are we puppets, is there a puppeteer Who is going this mystery to clear? My Golden Girl, another golden poem. Thank you for..seeing me.

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 1/19/2013 2:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    H there Demetrios,and yes I think there is a puppet master trying to manipulate us all sometimes, I feel it..it is a pleasure to look on you and not a blank avatar my friend but hubby says i am his golden girl lol xx
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 10:22:00 AM
    Amazing Mandy, I can picture these cute little puppets dancing up and down on a string, loved it. I hope your feeling better, sending my love xxx

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 1/19/2013 2:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi sweetie and yes I feel loads better thanks xx
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 8:23:00 AM
    An excellent poem from you Mandy!Best wishes for the contest.

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 1/19/2013 2:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks kash xx
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:34:00 AM
    Excellent Mandy! Always a joy reading your work. And yes you are correct we are puppets but with our own wills. Good luck with your entry dear. And many thanks for your sweet words always at my pages. I am not able to keep up with the commenting part being busy with mu kids and other things, so do excuse me.

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 1/19/2013 2:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Don't worry about not keeping up , we all have different lives and times my friend, and it's always a pleasure to read your work xx
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 5:43:00 AM
    Great one Mandy, that tune is going over and over in my head, will be glad when i can write mine....Seren

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 1/19/2013 2:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    you have done a good job on your pal , just read it xx
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 5:16:00 AM
    Exceptional poem, Mandy... Bravo... xxx Terry

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 1/19/2013 2:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Coming for you Terry I take that as a huge compliment . thank you xx