The Puppeteer


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Written after I had just had an afternoon nap, woke up and watched the tree dancing in the breeze outside of the bedroom window.

The Puppeteer

Glancing out the window in a mellow interstate

Strings manipulate in nature’s fate

Barely awake lying on my bed

I see the Puppeteer’s story unfold how it’s said


Watching in a post-sleep awe

A glimpse through other world’s door

Stories narration plays as it’s told

The Puppeteer is becoming bold.


Strings pulled by invisible hands

Blowing soul into desert sands

Putting life force in to fingered leaves

Making them dance in Puppeteer’s breeze


For a moment, just for a moment the Puppeteer falls still

I catch my breath in bated thrill

Waiting for the continued romance

For the wind and the leaves to make their dance.


Puppeteer remains hidden from sight

As leaves commence their dancing light

I’m reminded I’m just an audience member

On this beautiful evening of early September

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When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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