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Pull A String, A Puppet Moves

Rating: 3.3
each man must realize
that it can all disappear very
quickly:
the cat, the woman, the job,
the front tire,
the bed, the walls, the
room; all our necessities
including love,
rest on foundations of sand -
and any given cause,
no matter how unrelated:
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Paul S 06 December 2019
Clear, crisp images. I love 'the china crashing to the floor.'
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Raymond Farrell 21 July 2015
I love this poem because it depicts how haphazard life can be to those living it.
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Maddy White 05 April 2014
This is perhaps one of the most truthful pieces I've had the pleasure of stumbling across.
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Jax Ann Newton 10 September 2009
this is sooo great! and oh so true.
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Liv Jade 30 March 2009
Larry, I do believe this is a place to make comments on the poem, rather than insult people, including the poet. Your claims have little to back them up. But it's okay, your ability to hate this man and his poetry just makes me love him all the more.
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Larry Gorlitz 09 January 2008
Well they are both writers so it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to compare them would it, I think it was fairly obvious I was saying Shakespeare is quite a good one and Bukowski not so much. And Doug surely this is a place to comment the poem rather than insult people.
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Bertha Cummins 30 October 2007
GORLITZ: *laughing*....was that accidental or intentional...your mention of comparing Shakespeare with Buk? ? ....if accidental....check out Bukowski's work....'Shakespear Never Did This' 'The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.' William Shakespeare, 'As You Like It'....no matter your opinion of Buk....HE knew who/what he was...and he let the world know as well PAUL: that is EXACTLY what great poetry/poets do....reach out and touch and draw the reader in... DOUG: everyone's entitled to their opinion(s) ....even a jackass...lol
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Doug Cummings 17 October 2007
Gorlitz you are a jackass.
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Paul Williams 30 September 2007
What a great poem blunt but also heart breakingly sad i know i've been there!
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Larry Gorlitz 22 September 2007
As much as I hate him, I think 50 Cent has written better 'poetry' than this garbage. There's nothing poetic about listing a series of words such as cat, woman and job and then recounting stupid events other than the fact that a new line starts mid sentence. This man's no Shakespeare rather a fool.
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Paul S 06 December 2019
Either you get it, or you don't. You don't.
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