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Pull A String, A Puppet Moves

Charles Bukowski

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Added by: jim
his poems with tragic or confusing and hopeless endings like this one, sometimes have the hint of hope or redemption. the beginning of this one gives the clue. once you realize that the very thing you have your hope attached to is the very thing that can break your heart...you're saved and may live your life like your already dead.
Cause and effect
Added by: Harry Shall
This poem illustrates cause and effect. Worrying about things we cannot control. Pass the bottle please
pull a string
Added by: lars
The comment from 2002 above is spot on. Live3 like you are already dead, the essential rule of existentialism. You cannot fully live until you realize your own death.
A little sermonizing
Added by: Lisa G.
This reminds me of Jesus' parable about the wise and foolish men in Matthew 7--in case you don't know, the wise man built his house on the rock, which represented the word of God. The foolish man built his house on the sand, which represented I guess everything else. When the storms came (representing of course problems), the wise man's house stood firm, but the foolish man's house fell flat. This poem is simply a fool's verification of the instability of a house of sand.
Added by: Lisa G.
Not that anyone would be confused, but I meant a house built on sand.

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