'Flash!' Winter 2017

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: The Imaginarium


A poem written by Imaginarium House member Hullabaloo22.

Chapter 20 (v.1) - Places, Please!

Submitted: November 26, 2017

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Submitted: November 26, 2017

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Places, Please!

 

Pick you partner, don’t be shy,

doesn’t matter who or why;

turn and face them, say ‘Hello’,

get ready now, for off we go.

We’re here to do a puppet dance,

no need to think, you’re in a trance.

 

Nod your head

and take a bow.

Do-si-do your partner.

 

We’re getting in the mood right now,

swinging, twirling, don’t know how;

our masters, well they call the shots,

they’ll draw the lines and join the dots.

You carry on although you tire,

for in their hands they hold the wire.

 

Nod your head,

and take a bow.

Do-si-do your partner.

 

Head is spinning, feeling sick,

I need to stop but cannot kick

against these strings that pull me round,

like a leash does to a hound.

Lost my will, they’re in control,

politics is on a roll.

 

Nod your head

and take a bow.

Do-si-do your partner.

 

They’re in control or so they say,

seems that ‘chaos’ rules the day;

what will happen, no one knows

but this is how the dance just flows.

They call them out, oh so smooth,

tell you just how you should move.....

 

Right,

Left,

Right,

Left,

Turn

And

Kick.

 

Take your places, stay in line,

don’t worry, things will work out fine;

just believe the lies you’re told --

challenge us! Don’t be so bold.

Swing it out, right from the hips,

kiss your partner on the lips.

 

Nod your head

and take a bow.

Do-si-do your partner.

 

Right,

Left,

Right,

Left,

Turn

And

Kick.

 

Don’t worry now, we are your friends,

we’ll tell you when your future ends;

don’t you question, don’t you think,

otherwise our plans you’ll sink.

We make the rules, your lives we keep,

herding you around like sheep.

 

Nod your head,

And take a bow,

Do-si-do your partner.

 

The whistle sounds, don’t be alarmed,

it is the end, they won’t be harmed.

You followed when they took the lead,

now they’ll leave you there to bleed.

Turn a circle, bow then drop

this dance of life, it has to

STOP!


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