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I'm nowhere near what I used to be But somehow, I feel set free. I'm no longer a lifeless puppet Strung along like little miss muppet. You stole a peice of me I'll never get back, Another notch on your belt, a real class act. I try to forgive, so I can find peace. It seems impossible, I'm still angry. You're in control even out of my life, I feel less than whole... That's what you want, right? Just call me Pinocchio, Whittled to your perfection. Dreaming a new life, in this world filled with hell, Stuck in the present. March 12, 2016

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Date: 3/15/2016 9:26:00 PM
I can feel the angst in this poem. Disney is a pretty universal symbol for childlike happiness and wonder ... but now I feel as though it is stolen innocence. "Just call me Pinocchio" ... is it apparent when you lie? We all must acknowledge our weak points ... welcome to the Soup!
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Kimberly Heller
Date: 3/15/2016 10:26:00 PM
Thanks for reading, Timothy! This was inspired by "controlling relationships" I enjoyed the twist because like you also said its a symbol for childlike happiness, but sometimes in life things aren't always the fairy tale we grew up believing they would be!
Date: 3/13/2016 9:57:00 AM
I like the interweaving of nursery rhymes. These stories that promise happily ever afters in contrast with the sometimes brutal realities of our lives. I do however believe that we can find happy along our way.
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Kimberly Heller
Date: 3/13/2016 10:31:00 AM
There is always happy along the way my friend! This was developed as a fictional writing that was inspired by "controlling relationships"