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Marionettes

by Chris Sorrenti


There was a time when I wanted you
Felt the earth move when you’d cross the line
You were cool and everyone knew it
Dressed in leather and cigarette smoke
But now you’re just a puppet
Dancing on a string
Wrapped around his little finger
Now you’re his everything

There was a time when you wanted me too
Felt the earth move when I’d cross the line
I was cool and everyone knew it
Dressed in leather and a Chevy four-barrel
But now I’m just a puppet
Dancing on a string
Wrapped around her little finger
Now I’m her everything

There was a time when I saw the parallel
Read us between the lines
Guess your smoke rings just blurred my vision
Or maybe I inhaled too many exhaust fumes
Only saw what I wanted to
When all I needed was a little faith
To carry me onto your stage of life
To forever dance beside you

And now we’re both just puppets
Dancing on a string
Wrapped around someone else’s fingers
Now we’re their entertainment
We’re their everything
Now we’re both just puppets
Dancing on a string
Now we’re their entertainment
Now we’re their everything

© 1982

340 hits as of September 2019

07/12/2016

Posted on 07/13/2016
Copyright © 2019 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Don Matley on 07/13/16 at 09:22 PM

nice Chris....nice to read a poem that rhymes sometimes!

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