Tuesday, August 18, 2015

thank you, mr. puppet

thank you, mr. puppet [1]
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.

[1] martino, j. (8.18-1.15). book 75 lost & found. © 2015 by wellnesseducation.us.

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