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The Puppet Philosopher (Poem)

Updated: Jul 3

A giant man.

I am controlled by the constant need to be productive,

Socially unengaged at all, but on the net I can still remain active.

This isn't a game of win or lose, for me its life or death,

What else do I have to live for, for there is no other worthy path?

You might think it's unnecessary,

When one can live in hedonistic apathy;

But it's unacceptable,




And absolutely, probable,

Hence, I want to avoid it and to become,

A puppet philosopher!

There is no hope left, for me,

My desire for greater hope now ends...

When I submit to my chosen destiny.

Followers, or haters.

It doesn't really matter.

You are all my, dear readers,

Of my article empire.

As I confess my despair,

As long as I can breathe the earthly air!


I'm now a puppet philosopher!

(He's a puppet philosopher)

And I live inside a computer.

(He's a puppet philosopher…

He just wants to show his care!)

And so, for me, it's a necessary cry,

To try being relevant, after the day I die.

I'm a puppet philosopher,

(You see, we too have a plan, for this person over here.

So now that I, Minerva, is truly in control... Get to work!)

But things have began to change, when I practiced philosophy.

Many began reading me, from the U.S to Japan,

And then I realized, that indeed, being relevant is something I can!

I'm a puppet philosopher!

(He's a puppet philosopher!)

And I live inside a computer.

(He's a puppet philosopher!

He just wants to show his care!)

I'm a puppet philosopher,

(He's a solitary philosopher,

But to contribute, is still something he needs!)

Why do you think there is any hope, to see,

When nothing else I can gladly foresee?

Because if I breathe, I still have the chance,

To sound my share, and nothing else!

And now that I might still live, I will tend to my strings;

I'm a puppet philosopher,

(He's a puppet philosopher,

He doesn't believe that he can, differently to choose!)

I'm a puppet philosopher,

I lost my liberty when this I've internalized:

That I'm a puppet philosopher,

Who is only here…


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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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