Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Puppeteer

Reprinted from my old blog ob'm

Every one settle down..Shhh
Bobby sit in the front..Next to Zaidie..
Uncles..aunts sit in this section
Kids settle down
Neighbors hide your glee..
Are we ready?

The Puppet Show..



Curtains slide open


A long ooooooh from the crowd..
As the cutest baby puppets
In the cutest baby outfits
Come dancing and cooing aloud

Ahh the look of pride on the puppeteers face

Now the music picks up pace..
As the puppets are now children
The audience claps to the rhythm
Strings yanking their arms
And legs and heads
Their frozen smiling faces

Clap Clap Clap
Oy look at how Zaidies face shines with joy

Hands reaching into bags of food
Munching ..eating..laughing
Ooh look at that puppet sing
And say over a vort
And the Mah Nishtana
What a good puppet..
Good puppet

Clap Clap Clap
Ahhh the look of pride on the puppeteers face..

The puppeteer with his silly fixed smirk
With silly confidence does he jerk
Those strings...those strings..
Pull...push...yank ...jerk
Another act
More food in the back
The adolescent puppets
Oy do they look handsome in their hats
Dance...dance...dance for us
Ha Ha

The string rips with a snap
Whats that puppet doing???
Bring him back
A look of horror spreads over the
Horrified audience
Running for the doors...
As the puppet...sprouts some hair
Voice deepens..
Comes loose...and the others too
They’re Puppets!
Grab them!

The puppeteer shouts..
How dare you shame me!
How dare you embarrass me
You’re ruining my show!

Poor Puppeteer.
It was cute while it lasted.




Blogger The Dreamer said...

absolutely out of this world!

i loooove your analogies.

I'd rather be the director of a play than a puppeteer. this way, each charactor has his/her own voice.

April 17, 2007 11:21 PM  
Blogger Bas~Melech said...

Just remember
there is another "Puppeteer"
who directs us all:
father and son alike.
When you pull the strings
He moves your hand--
Good puppet, good puppet.

April 18, 2007 1:04 AM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Very nice I remember it, I guess u mentioned it was from ur old blog for ppl like me who would mention they remember it lol.

April 18, 2007 4:18 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

I remember this too. great message for parents to let their children be themselves

April 18, 2007 8:15 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

The pay is better too :-)

yes thats an entirely different puppet show...

lol...ur catching on..

thats the message...
kids arent for our entertainment..

April 18, 2007 9:13 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...


April 19, 2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger bloglurker said...

Really that's my first impresion.

April 19, 2007 2:32 PM  
Blogger Sara with NO H said...

Oh my...

April 19, 2007 9:56 PM  
Blogger Allie said...

I love your writings... but you know that already... Can you put out a book? (i'll buy it even it gets banned)

April 19, 2007 10:49 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...


not as scary as the nimshal

is that good or bad?

I'm thinking about it.
And the strategy is to get it banned..lol

April 19, 2007 11:19 PM  
Blogger nuch a chosid said...

I am not sure I got your point, but if u r saying what I think your were trying to say.
Then i strongly disagree.

It is not true in Chinuch.
חנוך לנער על פי דרכו גם כי יזקין לא יסור ממנו

A kid doesn't have his own understanding, so he can be your puppet, a pupet of following Torah and mitzvahs in the path of his parents and grand parents, or the puppet of media influence, puppet of the models and stars.

ever see how those little goyim and shikses dress? they are not puppets?? trying to imitate the rotten models and movie stars.

but if you puppeteer them in the right direction, they will later follow it on their own and be no more puppet, otherwise they will stay a puppet all their life

not your puppet, the rotten society of the seculer world's puppet,

April 20, 2007 4:00 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

what I'm saying is...Raising children is not a pageantry...Theyre not here to entertain us..
We dont have kids to "shep nachas.."

Its serius business and we sometimes have to do whats right..even if it doesnt give us "nachas"..

April 23, 2007 4:41 PM  

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