No Strings Attached
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vivianchill
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#tbt with a poem I wrote years ago (can you see the style difference?)

No Strings Attached

by vivian

Forever yours, I am the faithful marionette

but this love has nowhere to go but downhill; my heart, off the bluff, shall plummet as I am manipulated and moved without a will

Made out of wood with a shiny, clear varnish,

rounded silver joints and the finest of silk cords, even the toughest feats I will accomplish lest I become an emotionless corpse

I put on shows every day without fail,

entertaining the children on a stage with stories of mad men, the tallest of tales while I long to escape the bars of my cage

I love you, my master – is that so bad?

This one-sided, futile love is nothing but a curse. One day, in the future, my strings will feebly snap; I’ll be thrown out, known as wood without a worth.

I’ll be replaced with another doll—

the subject of your affections anew— so the inevitable I shall stall and continue as if I haven’t a clue.

In another life we’ll meet

we’ll be happy and together we’ll be; until then, I’m incomplete but I’ll survive with my feeble fantasy.

Master, I’ll wait for you, so please

don’t run off with another I’ll wait under our weeping willow tree so won’t you stay with me forever?

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10 months ago
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vivianBronze Commachill
10 months ago
play me a violin
gregor had a pretty sad metamorphosis, though

vivianBronze Commachill
a year ago
robotics competition pick-up lines
just a sampling of some i've witnessed.



vivianBronze Commachill
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil : that's good to hear! :)

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@vivian I have been successful at escaping that dance. I retired.

vivianBronze Commachill
a year agoReply
@bob : truer words have never been spoken! @bernardtwindwil : thank you! it is always difficult to escape the shadowy manipulations of others. have you had any success with escaping that dance?

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@vivian Another excellent marriage of graphics and poetry. I have in my life felt like I wanted to stop dancing this dance. But I couldn't then I realized that I​ wasn't the one in command of my arms and legs but a puppet master. It is a hugely empty feeling and a feeling of betrayal.

bobBronze CommaAll hail BOB
a year agoReply
@vivian oh that is so trueee. manipulation in relationships always look so subtle yet also so obvious....

vivianBronze Commachill
a year agoReply
@bob : oh yeah, totally! and when it comes to corrupt society as well, the string-pullers behind the scenes and the shadow kings definitely manipulate those on the front stage :P even in relationships there's manipulation to be had.

bobBronze CommaAll hail BOB
a year agoReply
i actually thought of my life as a puppet one day....since we are constantly manipulated and moved by the things around us