thank you, mr. puppet 
by p. uppets
thank you, mr. puppet
showing us a show
telling us a story, now, so everyone will know
giving us a moral (with a twist of whim and whit)
thank you, mr. puppet, now,
we hope that you won’t quit
((alternate ending not suitable for young audiences))
· the puppet might exude passion, speak with eloquence, identify wrongs and support rights… but, at the end of the day, he’s just a lifeless character on a string, spouting whatever his master deems appropriate to sing.
· mr. puppet might be funny. mr. puppet might seem wise. he might conjure up a following (in his brilliant disguise).
· his musings might be profound, and they just might be Divinely Inspired… but at the end of the day, he never had a thought of his own.
· at the end of the day, he’s a product of what someone else thinks. he’s the end result of a joke that someone else wrote. he’s a preacher of someone else’s code. he is an expression of someone else’s interpretation of someone else’s book.
· he might make lots of money as the media’s favorite muppet…
but, at the end of the day,
he’s just a puppet.