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I am nothing but a puppet,
A thing that you control.
A simple wooden toy,
I do not have a soul.

I am nothing but a puppet,
Someone to do your bidding.
Your demands from my body,
Relentless, unforgiving.

I am nothing but a puppet,
Your fingers pull my strings.
They pull in all directions,
Twisting, tangling.

I am nothing but a puppet,
My strings down by my sides,
Trailing closely right behind me,
My eternally bounding ties.
In response to a request from sakunokishimori for their wonderful piece Just Why Did I Do That?.. by sakunokishimori

I had a lot of  ideas for this artwork, but I didn't want to go with the 'obvious'. Instead, I decided to write about the theme of their work, which for me, was the theme of 'choice'.

If you are interested in having something written for you (free!) please comment on this journal fav.me/d7d5uqd :)
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brerHarlequin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
its got a real nice flow to it
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HellsDivine Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like this, I can relate to it.
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ClumsilyNinja Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your poems are amazing, and they've inspired me to do some of my own.
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D and please do let me know if you write anything!
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tzaroth Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
...just tell no lies, and everything will be fine..
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Blackofspades Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Dark and creepy I love it!
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!! :D
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:iconblackofspades:
Blackofspades Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
your welcome
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demonrobber Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Many people manipulate others. This was nicely written. Many of us are puppets in the hands of others.
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!! :D
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angeluchiha7 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Artist
nice peom
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!! :D
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angeluchiha7 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Artist
your welcome
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:iconvillekat:
Villekat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how powerful this work is. Great job.
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!! :D
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DyskoDelThunderback Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I like it :) Although I might suggest that you replace 'eternally' with 'ever'. It would still have the same meaning, but it would let the ending flow better. Cheers
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missmarvelmysterious Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning. <3
I feel like that some of the time.
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :D
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missmarvelmysterious Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome
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MyNameIsLuxAnna Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's really good!
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :D
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:iconluckylady74:
luckylady74 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I pull you left, I pull you right.  When I am done, you will be out of sight
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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luckylady74 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
I pull you left, the bike gets clipped- like Steve Brown
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KawaiiKoneko97 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. <3 Very well done, I love it. :heart:
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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KawaiiKoneko97 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :3
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songsforever Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
well done. Keep up the good work. :hug:
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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CautionHorse Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well my little puppet
What first shall I have you do?

My soulless little play toy,
fantasy abounds anew.

To pour sweet lust upon your flesh?
Or to leave you in a stitch.

The latter, I think is what I'll chose
How bout you just make me a sandwich.  :)



Great writing. I like your style.
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful! And thank you :D
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sakunokishimori Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Thank you so much, I'm very glad how it turned out. And to think that you put a lot of thought into this, it really flatters me. Thank you again, Caylee! 
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No, thank you :) :) I'm so glad you like it!
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sakunokishimori Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Of course I like it!
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Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:D :D :D
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Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014   Writer
Beautiful.
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :D
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:iconadam-walker:
Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014   Writer
Unfortunately one of my characters becomes a puppet.
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Which character?
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:iconadam-walker:
Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014   Writer
Actually about three of them fall victim to hypnosis.

Vitoria
Elena

And Anna.
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Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'll have a look :)
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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ThePoeticDragon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Another piece
of literary gold,
finding these
will never get old.

I love the repetition of the first line, it really helps to create the flow and emotion of the work, just hammering that thought into the reader's brain: "I am nothing but a puppet,"
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :D
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ThePoeticDragon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, thank you for writing that!
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EvB32 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
An absolutely wonderful piece with what I find to be quite a stabbing sentiment!
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!! :D :D
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SleepyDayDreamerzzzz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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:iconcaylee-slansen:
Caylee-Slansen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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