Who Pulls The Strings?

Written for:  Friday Writings #77:  In The Face of Disaster

"What would you write in the face of disaster?"

Who pulls the strings–
the puppet master.
Another disaster,
broken concrete, falling plaster.
Does your pocket carry deadly blasters?
Do waters flood and forests burn faster
because there is no time for a forecaster?
Mother Nature is sick of rhyme
Father says we are out of time.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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15 Responses to Who Pulls The Strings?

  1. Margaret Schaff Bednar says:

    indeed. We can’t woo mother nature anymore –


  2. kaykuala says:

    Mother Nature is sick of rhyme
    Father says we are out of time.

    They are not needed but they occur too frequently and too fast. Disasters are not subject to warnings. Great writing Sara, you gave a different twist which made it more interesting to read!



  3. marja says:

    It reads like a spell of disaster I loved the Rythm and the rhyme.


  4. Right, well, that about sums it up!


  5. Helen says:

    Sara, this is one of my favorite “you” poems ~ the pacing, messaging: really great.


  6. Mother Nature is sick of us. And goodness knows that we’ve given her reasons. Sigh.


  7. Mike Bayles says:

    Nice rhyme, Sara.


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