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A free verse poem

By Talia DevoraPublished about a year ago 1 min read
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During the pandemic,

we were no longer free humans;

we became marionettes,

inanimate objects

that were constantly being leashed,

monitored, manipulated, and put away.

I was one of those puppets

who became controlled

miserable, nit-picked, and chained

to a closet door handle

in someone’s room.

We were messed up,

our steps became slower and softer,

always being held onto,

always scared of the invisible monster out there,

and always fearful of becoming plagued.

Marionettes can’t hug and kiss,

shop in their favourite stores,

dine at their most-loved restaurants,

see their friends and families,

and take bus trips by themselves;

people couldn’t do that

for quite some time.

We hid inside

our toy chests

until the world

became as clear as mineral water.

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Talia Devora

Poetess, visual artist and lifestyle/quiz writer! My pastimes include reading, sleeping, gaming, music, fitness, etc! Be yourselves, be kind and value life! Let's connect and be friends!

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  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Well said and truth.

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago


  • Gosh, this is so true! We definitely were like Marionettes being forced to stay inside the toy chest. Loved your poem!

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