Marionette

Marionette

A Poem by Marina
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I carved us
from the strongest oak
every ornamental groove
a delicate labour of love...

I coated you
in lacquers of lust
and polished kisses...

tied our heartstrings
as rings upon my fingers
so we danced as the stars
of our own theatre...

yet...

you always wanted to be
a real boy...

unbound
unrestrained
uncommitted
to the length of our run...

so the ties were slashed
our curtain crashed
our love bankrupted
as you followed your nose...

and left me alone
on a stage...

without even a Jiminy
to sing for my sorrow.

© 2020 Marina


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Marina
Ty❤

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This is a new favorite! The metaphors were absolutely amazing and you feel the treachery and heartbreak as you read through it. It was such a wonderful poem and twist on Pinocchio. I just love this idea, and it'd even be an interesting entire story. Just the chaotic way the seventh stanza is and the eerie calmness of the last two... just makes me feel like a huge, metaphorical tornado raged through and tore everything apart, as you sit there, utterly helpless and utterly alone. This was amazing.

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Marina

1 Week Ago

Ty, Colacat. So grateful for your extremely kind words here. I am glad you could enjoy this poem. �.. read more
Colacat

1 Week Ago

My pleasure! 💕



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God always has got beautiful plans for us. Its just that, right time is about to come. And it will come for sure. Keep loving yourself. Rest you are smart and be motivated. Got the gist behind this clever write!

Posted 2 Days Ago


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Marina

1 Day Ago

Ty, Vari. 💛
Kalispera Marina! I loved your poem. Favs: lover-as-puppet metaphor; the word "yet..." (way to pivot the mood!), "without even a Jiminy" (wow! that is sad.), the mystery of the unexplained..... , and wonderful wordcraft throughout. Thanks for sharing. John

Posted 3 Days Ago


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Marina

3 Days Ago

Efharistò, John. I am glad you enjoyed this poem so much. I appreciate your kind praise and words h.. read more
awwwwwwwww great stuff .. real fine personifications and allegory throughout says i ... easy smooth flow and language .. makes me want to read more ;) hello! my name is
E.
:)

Posted 5 Days Ago


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Marina

5 Days Ago

Ty, E, for reading and the kind words. 💛
Beautiful!
It captures the early breezeways of love.
The abrupt end was so brilliantly captured too.
Thank you for sharing.

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Marina

1 Week Ago

Ty, Titilayo. I appreciate your generously kind words here. 💛
Titilayo Sarah Eguridu

1 Week Ago

You’re welcome 🙏🏾
This is a wonderful poem, bringing to mind that Disney classic with your beautiful writing. It seems like I read this before by you, I remember "polished kisses" anyway I'm glad I read it now. Tyfs

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Marina

1 Week Ago

Ty, Cyprian. Maybe you did, though it's the latest post of mine. Many thanks for the kind words. �.. read more
A lovely poem my friend - very creatively composed and written! The imagery and stanza wordplay add strength to the message within the text - very good... :-)

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Marina

1 Week Ago

Ty, Phill. I am grateful for your kind words on this poem. 💛
This is absolutely amazing! The words carve a delicate and beautiful picture! You are definitely skilled with words, that is for sure! I absolutely love this and I'd totally have this on my wall. Thank you so, so much for sharing and have a day as splendid as yourself! ❤️

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Marina

1 Week Ago

Ty, Rose. I am very grateful for your extremely kind words. Glad you enjoyed this poem. 💛
Differing intents can doom any relationship. The speaker here had more emotionally invested than the boyfriend, who seeming was more interested in sowing wild oats. It's a scenario that happens a lot, the only benefit of which is that it can make one wiser. Did like the part about being coated with lacquers of lust. Food for an old man's fantasies.

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Marina

1 Week Ago

Ty, John the Baptist. Your thoughts are on point. Glad you enjoyed that description, too. Thank you .. read more
Sometime only takes that one little Brave to make it come true.
Real boy?
That coz nowhere is safe

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Marina

1 Week Ago

Ty, Orange. 💛

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Athens, Kolonaki district, Greece



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