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Stick shadows on a blank wall
everyone laughing
but not a single smile
wipe a tear from a metal plate
burn on a better face
just hide

watch the shadows
watch them dance
frenzied losers pulling rusty hands
freed from rusty hearts
weightless featehrs floating on a meaningless breeze
chortle bittersweet irony

sadness left struggling in a stagnant pool
only the followers are allowed to fly.

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The following comments are for "Puppet Show"
by Ella

Oh My God, there is another one out there like me. This blew me away, some of these lines are better than great. Very sophisticated, imagry superb, who are you? Are you published, I could comment on and on , this is true poetry, what ever flaws are there are well overridden by the artistic presentation, please write more and more I want to read everything you write, I need to, your work is important to me, it's like food.

( Posted by: NANCY L BAKER [Member] On: November 13, 2002 )

I like a bit of Rust
What delicate and evocative use of imagery. I especially liked lines 9 and 10 -"rusty hands" and "rusty hearts". This poem says so much without trying too hard.

( Posted by: dianahayes [Member] On: November 21, 2002 )

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