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September 28, 2010 “dance of the marionettes”

“dance of the marionettes”


passion’s heat rising

she eyes with wanton desire

he has no defense


his heart fills his mind

with uncontrollable need

yet she stands aloof


coyly speaks his name

sweetly dripping from her lips

blushing at the thought


hearing her soft voice

whispering from far away

drawing him to her


puppet on a string

moving only by her whim

love’s marionette


pulling him closer

trembling tension in her skin

strings tightly singing


wanting in her eyes

not a puppet but a man

strings now are binding


tangled in a web

one of her own creation

she cuts loose his cords


puppet no longer

his heart bound by her heartstrings

her lover still hers


eyes closed lips kissing

dance of the marionettes

strings fall to the ground


their wooden limbs freed

lovers splashing together

in liquid passion


©tlh 9/28/2010

(Image courtesy of artist)

Thanks, Red


20 responses

  1. I could feel the romance from the very first line until it explodes in the end!! This shows your talent so clearly Tracy, for it is not easy to do!! BRAVO my friend…the best part for me is to help you look for the perfect image to compliment your poem!! Thanks for allowing me to do that…it is very special to me!! Just like your friendship 🙂 ~ Red xx

    September 28, 2010 at 1:52 am

    • Well, Red…this one owes a great deal of its appeal to that fantastic image you provided. But, thank you for your kind comment, and especially for being my partner in so many posts…You are my dearest friend 🙂

      September 28, 2010 at 2:28 am

      • Ditto Cowboy 🙂

        September 28, 2010 at 2:47 am

  2. Sina Saberi : The Blog

    damn! this beautiful poem drove me mad.
    good job

    September 28, 2010 at 7:52 am

  3. Wow…’liquid passion’…so many wonderful images in the poem….a very passionate poem…well crafted indeed.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    • Thank you very much, Charles…I enjoyed writing this one, but I like Haiku after all.

      September 28, 2010 at 6:24 pm

  4. splashing together in liquid passion – wow!!!
    what a dance!

    September 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    • Thanks, Claudia…I was trying to be just a little edgy and erotic 🙂

      September 28, 2010 at 6:26 pm

  5. a wonderful end…glad the strings got cut…no place for manipulation in love, you know…

    September 28, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    • Thanks, Brian…I’m glad we cut those strings too…they were in our way… wink wink 😉

      October 1, 2010 at 2:24 am

  6. puppet on a string
    moving only by her whim
    love’s marionette

    I really like these words. The image they bring to mind is so evocative. I’m glad the strings were cut, though. I’m a sucker for a happy ending.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    • I love the happy ending too, Patti. Thank you my friend for all your support… 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:25 am

  7. moondustwriter

    It’s a great piece – fluid love
    The image by Red is something special


    Moon smiles

    September 29, 2010 at 12:01 am

    • Thanks so much for reading. Yes, I’m lucky to have Red. 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:26 am

  8. the writing is spectacular, the image, exquisite!

    September 29, 2010 at 8:42 am

    • I can’t ask for a better comment than that…Thanks! 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:35 am

  9. So sensuous…each stanza leading beautifully to the next…

    September 29, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    • Thank you…I’m very glad you liked it. Love is like that sometimes…

      October 1, 2010 at 2:40 am

  10. It truly does flow … a silky sensousness about it … Fine work here, Tracy. Nice!

    September 30, 2010 at 12:12 am

    • Thanks so much, Jamie, for your support and kindness 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:48 am

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