The dancer

So weak these arms are
weak enough to be lead by a pair of strings stolen from a puppet
her splinters seem to grow under my skin like roots in the ground;
these annoying strings hold me tightly in place
swing away,swing away
I am led by my choices,my actions are shunned
each path feels like miles away,like walking on a road of hot coal
why must the show go on?
to amuse the ignorant crowd,or the poor boy who sits alone?
I dance for you, only to be shut down by broken legs
so let these strings talk for me once more
whispering sweet nothings as they make tiny innocent cuts
each bruise was not enough
ask me what I have done and you’ll see that these pages burn on
these secrets are her burden alone;
a heavy weight not even a puppet should hold

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  • Amber Elizabeth Fromm Donais
    Amber Elizabet...over 6 years ago

    Wonderful write =D hugzzzzzz too

  • Thank you so much Amber!!! I wasn’t to sure about this one,but I put it up anyway. =) huggs

    – butterflyashes

  • ufosIsee
    ufosIseeover 6 years ago

    I thought it was brillant… A young lady who dances for herself and the passage she seeks through joy and pain..

  • Thank you so much! Your comment is much appreciated. I’m really glad you liked it. =)

    – butterflyashes

  • Jason D. Laderoute
    Jason D. Lader...about 6 years ago

    There is a familiar foreboding, perhaps more familiar than present for me anymore. None the less this is quite emotive Sarah I really like the imagery you have written with remarkable sense of struggle.

  • thank you so much Jason! I wasn’t to sure about this one. But i thought I’d give it a try! =)

    – butterflyashes

  • Jason D. Laderoute
    Jason D. Lader...about 6 years ago

    You write well, you are very emotive. I have put the breaks on my writing as far as the internet goes just haven’t had the head space lately. I hope you keep posting new work.

  • S .
    S .about 6 years ago

    very awesome writing..def will read more
    i am intrigued

  • PJ Ryan
    PJ Ryanabout 6 years ago

    gorgeous writing ..

  • Thank you again! I look forward to reading more of your work!!!

    – butterflyashes

  • Rex Inkpen
    Rex Inkpenabout 6 years ago

    hey k! you have crammed a bucketload into 152 words! Dense evocative writing underpinned by a beautiful metaphor.

  • Thank you Rex! This was really a quick Idea, that I turned into a little writing! =) I’m glad you liked it!

    – butterflyashes

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