Dear tiny, frail old lady
Dear gentle little thing
Quiet, unsuspecting Ring Leader
Pulling her Puppet’s strings
A Puppet for every Occasion…
The Agony Aunt
All of these puppets
eager to fight back at something
that gives their dull lives some purpose.
That gives them a chance to be Nobel.
“Knights in Shining Armour”.
A Knight to Defend the Weak and Helpless
Avenging their own Private Tortures
Redemption from their own Pain, Shame and Guilt
their own Childhood Scaring
Repeating their Karma
These Jailers of the Feminine Essence.
The Puppeteer cries…
Stand to attention Puppets
Your Strings are being Pulled.
It is Time to do her Bidding.
Her Dirty Work.
It is time to Rescue the Old Princess.
“Go Forth” Puppets and Punish the Beast
“Go Forth” and Tame the Dragon
…Burn the Witch
… Behead the Gorgon
…Cage the Phoenix
… Rape the Goddess
Tear her limb from limb
Before She Shines Light on Your Shadows
Before She Mirrors your Dark and Painful Truths.
Feel Good that you defended the old lady
Feel Good that justice has been served.
You Saved Her.
This Poor little Sparrow
The Bird with Broken Wings
Too frail and fragile
too lazy to do her own bidding
and stand up for Herself.
Victim of her own Fear and Suffering
Her Dark and Painful Truths
Victim of her own childhood scarring
Helpless, frightened little thing.
Doesn’t know how to fend for herself….
The Puppeteer cries
and the Puppets spring to attention.
This Daughter had had enough
This Witch too Wise to have her Strings Pulled anymore.
This Gorgon too Fierce to be Forced into Submission.
This Phoenix too Free to be Caged.
She Said “NO” so best she be punished
Untameable Wild Thing.
Best they take her head
This shining light
This mirror that shows them
the Ugliness in their own Hearts.
Little do you know “Puppets”
You have inadvertently Freed the Goddess from her Prison
Gave Her Permission to Escape
Break the Chains
You are the Scissors that cut the Apron Strings
The Knife that cut the Umbilical Cord
You Severed the Slavery to the Matrilineal Line,
…of Patrilinal Doctrine.
You Assisted in her Personal Healing
Her Personal Growth
Helped her Overcome and Grow
Do the Work
Heal the Mother Wound
A more Amazing Mother
No more a Slave to that Linear Curse
By Alison (Tribal) Brierley