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I'm Not Your Puppet

I’m Not Your Puppet
Don’t you ever forget that I’m not your puppet! I’m not a toy on a string that you can manipulate, so you can walk right back through that gate. You thought you could simply bark out commands, and I would just yield to your demands. But I’m so over you and I hope you can see that I’ve broken those chains and I’m now free. Mr. Manipulator, don’t try to mess with my mind, ‘cause it has a will of its own as I’m sure you’ll soon find. Don’t even try to figure me out, I’m my own person, that’s what this is all about!
You took my love for granted, and got everything you ever wanted. Well, marionette maker, let me tell you what's true, no more dancing to your tune as I've had enough of you! Trust me I’m not even bitter, but it’s all over and you can go cry me a river. You really did me wrong thinking you could string me along; but nothing lasts forever and I've grown super strong. I’m not your puppet, and as I’ve told you before, my name's not Pinocchio, so see yourself to the door. You'd better understand that I'm my own woman, and I will not be controlled by anyone!
Inspired by the R&B song, “I’m Your Puppet,” released in December 1966 by James and Bobby Purify, singing duo. 12-26-2014 Contest: Puppets Sponsor: John Lawless Placement: 9th

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Date: 6/19/2018 9:02:00 AM
This is great! You are really talented. I cant wait to read more Stand strong!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 6/19/2018 11:01:00 AM
Hi Mike, thank you so much for visiting and reading this piece! I really appreciate your lovely complimentary words! Hugs and best regards. Pandita
Date: 2/8/2017 11:47:00 AM
No woman deserves to be treated as a puppet or be taken for granted. This poem will certainly help to empower women....well done.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/8/2017 12:09:00 PM
We all have to be advocates in our own way. Too many women around the world are abused in some form and taken for granted. Many are saying "no more!" Thank you my friend for being so supportive of my efforts! Pandita
Date: 11/17/2015 12:10:00 AM
It happens for the best of us. it's nice that you let it out by this poem.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 11/17/2015 12:33:00 PM
Hi Ryan, thank you so much for stopping by with your nice compliments which I truly appreciate! All the best. Pandita.
Date: 6/25/2015 1:01:00 PM
Strong, Bold and Straight-forward in approach. Well written my dear
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 6/26/2015 8:49:00 AM
My dear Shonima, I always appreciate your kind compliments and thank you for your thoughtful comments about my work. Best wishes for an enjoyable weekend! Pandita
Date: 5/20/2015 3:34:00 PM
I love this piece.It screams empowerment loud and clear. No woman deserves to be abused in anyway shape or form. When she see her value every body better watch out! I wrote a piece on abuse, when you get a chance read her scars and let me know what you think. Yet get a 7+ from me. Alexis
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 5/22/2015 12:35:00 PM
Dear Alexis, I thank you so very much for your wonderful compliments! We have to empower ourselves and not wait for others to empower us. It's about our self-worth and our self-esteem! I will definitely look at your piece on abuse! Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 2/12/2015 1:22:00 PM
Wow!! The very embodiment of the words "strong independent woman". Powerful poem that every woman should make her own!!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 5/22/2015 12:30:00 PM
Thank you, thank you, Angie for your superlative compliments which I truly appreciate! Have a wonderful weekend! Pandita
Date: 2/1/2015 3:24:00 PM
Excellent poem that exudes strength determination and independence.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/1/2015 3:34:00 PM
Nathan, I am glad that you enjoyed this piece. As we journey through life we have to decide what we are all about and how we relate to our environment, circumstances, and relationships. Thank you, my friend, for your continued support! Pandita
Date: 1/29/2015 3:35:00 PM
Voice of a strong woman that writes beautiful verses and has such a command of her poetic talent! Some men fear such strong women, myself I admire them. For my own mother is such a person. Truly great write my friend , super 7!!!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 1/30/2015 1:37:00 PM
Hi Robert, I hope you and your family are doing well! I love your comments and wish that more men would share your views. I also thank you kindly for the superlative rating you have given this piece! Have a wonderful weekend and please accept my best wishes always. Pandita.
Date: 1/28/2015 8:21:00 AM
Great lines with blesed words. Thanks for the magnificient share. I hope the new year is going well so far..
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 1/28/2015 12:21:00 PM
Funom, I am doing quite well. Many thanks, dear friend for your wonderful compliments and continued support which mean a lot to me. Best wishes in all your undertakings! Pandita.
Date: 1/20/2015 8:12:00 AM
I see congratulations are in order. I like this empowered approach. I went a darker direction with my entry but it didn't pay off.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 1/20/2015 3:28:00 PM
Oh, I had fun with this one:-) and I am glad that you like it! Thanks for letting me know. All the best to you Richard. Pandita
Date: 1/3/2015 4:32:00 AM
First happy new year love, You thought you could simply bark out commands, And I would just yield to your demands. But I’m so over you and I hope you can see That I’ve broken those chains and I’m now free. If it was you hurt you can lean against my shoulder Lv,
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 1/3/2015 10:58:00 AM
Hey Bryan, thank you so very much for stopping by. It is good to hear from you, my friend! I wish you all the very best for a happy, fulfilling, and prosperous 2015! Thanks for offering your strong shoulders to lean on:-)! Fortunately, this piece is not about me but about the many women who need to turn their backs on those who abuse them in the name of "love." Have a wonderful weekend! Pandita.
Date: 1/2/2015 3:56:00 AM
Very powerful pen Pandita ! I enjoyed this piece very much indeed, my dear friend. Yes, you say that again I know is fictional but great motto here very loud and clear. Manipulator men not allow to control women in any way or form! We're strong women days of cave men are over and far behind.lol.. A 7 from me!Thank you for sharing it dear friend.Wish you a happy new year 2015! Have a very lovely day :) Love and hugs! xxx D.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 1/2/2015 12:33:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend for the high praises and superlative rating!This just gave me a nice start for the New Year:-)! My very best wishes go out to you too!!! Warmest regards always. Pandita
Date: 12/31/2014 9:40:00 AM
WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 PANDITA. LOVE
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/31/2014 1:52:00 PM
Many thanks my dear Rajat, please accept my best wishes for a happy and fulfilling 2015! Pandita.
Date: 12/30/2014 9:23:00 AM
Pandita, congratulations on your win, I love a soul that speaks their feelings. Blessing and a Happy New Year
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/30/2014 2:38:00 PM
My dear Eve, I always appreciate your kind compliments and thank you for your thoughtful comments about my work. Best wishes for a happy and fulfilling 2015! Pandita.
Date: 12/29/2014 3:46:00 PM
I love a puppet that speaks up. Congratulations on your win Pundits.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/30/2014 8:00:00 AM
Thanks very much Brenda, for visiting and commenting on this piece! Wishing you a wonderful 2015! Pandita.
Date: 12/29/2014 8:23:00 AM
Excellent poetry Pandita,in all sense of the word,,Happy New Year to you..
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/29/2014 10:01:00 AM
Harry, my dear friend, I always appreciate your kind comments and thank you for complimenting my work. Best wishes for a happy and fulfilling 2015! Pandita.
Date: 12/28/2014 6:27:00 PM
Pandita, Thank you for commenting on my comment. I want to take this time and wish you a wonderful New Year. I'm making this my year of new hopes and new opportunities. I have a good feeling, 2015 will be one of Poetry Soups Brighter and Better Years. Sending warm hugs. Always & Forever Linda
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/29/2014 10:00:00 AM
Linda, thank you for all your good wishes and support. I wish you all the very best for 2015, my friend! Warmest regards. Pandita.
Date: 12/28/2014 11:55:00 AM
Congrats Pandita.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/28/2014 4:19:00 PM
Thank you dear friend for your wonderful compliment and continued support which mean a lot to me. Best wishes for the coming year! Pandita.
Date: 12/28/2014 9:21:00 AM
A nice win. PD
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/28/2014 4:19:00 PM
Hi Linda, thank you so much for stopping by with your sweet compliments which I always appreciate! All the best. Pandita.
Date: 12/27/2014 7:19:00 PM
Hi Pandita, congratulations on your win! Very powerful! Go girl! Sandra
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/28/2014 4:15:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Sandra, for your sweet compliments. I appreciate your visit! Best wishes for the coming year! Pandita.
Date: 12/27/2014 1:23:00 PM
love your taken on the theme Pandita:-) hugs jan xxx
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/27/2014 4:09:00 PM
Thanks again, Jan, for your kind compliments, my friend! Have a great weekend! Pandita.
Date: 12/27/2014 12:03:00 PM
Pandita, I kept being drawn back to this one and had to place it, for content and style. Thanks for your contribution to my initial sojourn into contest sponsoring.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/27/2014 3:57:00 PM
Hi John, thank you for placing me in your contest. It was fun and I enjoyed writing this piece. Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 12/27/2014 11:36:00 AM
I will not be controlled by any man!--this says it all..a theme of freedom and emancipation. Loved it Pandita.Hugs!--your friend rajat PS:man gender neutral
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/27/2014 4:10:00 PM
Rajat, I appreciate your sweet compliments and continued support. Thank you my friend! Have a wonderful weekend! Pandita.
Date: 12/27/2014 7:30:00 AM
I like the image of a man trying to control you as if you were puppet and how you're manipulated by a man in your life. He wants to be the puppet master but you said no! That's right don't let any man control or manipulate you girl!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/27/2014 4:25:00 PM
Hi Ayesha, I thank you very much for visiting. I love your powerful comments and wish that more women would take charge of their own lives and not let others manipulate them! We have to believe in ourselves, our self-worth, build our self-esteem, be strong and assertive. Please accept my best wishes for a wonderful, fulfilling, and happy 2015! Pandita.
Date: 12/27/2014 7:27:00 AM
Excellent take on this puppet theme, Pandita!! Some women rely too much on men, and they do not mind being controlled, but I definitely have a high opinion of a woman who is capable of standing up for herself! Nothing beats dialogue and understanding. Well done!:) // paul
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/27/2014 5:21:00 PM
Paul, thank you my dear friend for your wonderful comments and compliments! It's so true that we need to communicate better to achieve better understanding on every level! Have a wonderful weekend! Pandita
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