THE PUPPET SERIES

The Puppet — 1

The first poem from The Puppet, a poetry series, a take on relationships that drown out one’s voice and identity

Sana Rose
Sana Rose
Apr 17, 2020 · 1 min read
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The end of the strings
are in your hands,
the moves, your thoughts;
but mistakes, the glitches
in my making’s process.
If I smile, it’s your right pull,
if I grimace, it is because
you lost the string’s end.

The pulls are painful — yes,
but I don’t have a say, do I?
The fears are locked
in my wooden heart;
and they don’t exist to you
as long as they don’t
resonate through the walls;
still… I shall comply…

I shall relent without lament
to the woodenness of me —
perhaps it’s easier to be
just that — a wooden puppet,
caught in fire rather than
be alive and not exist…
Perhaps, it’s easier to realize
that I don’t have a life anyway…

© Sana Rose 2020
Written on July 2, 2013

Sana Rose is an award-nominated novelist, poet, physician, counseling professional and freelance writer based in Kerala, India. Connect with her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Loose Words

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Sana Rose

Written by

Sana Rose

Author, Poet, Physician, Mental Health Counsellor, Mom | Self, Mental Health, Writing, Creativity, Productivity, Parenting, Poetry | www.sanarose.com

Loose Words

A poetry publication brought to you by Assemblage to capture all of your disconnected thoughts and let them find their form.

Sana Rose

Written by

Sana Rose

Author, Poet, Physician, Mental Health Counsellor, Mom | Self, Mental Health, Writing, Creativity, Productivity, Parenting, Poetry | www.sanarose.com

Loose Words

A poetry publication brought to you by Assemblage to capture all of your disconnected thoughts and let them find their form.

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