The Stage: Slashing my Marionette’s Strings

Amanda Clark-Rudolph
2 min readFeb 18, 2023
A marionette dances freely within a black background.
Dummy Wood Figure by Luca Finardi on Pixabay

My life –before–
resembled that of a large-scale puppet show
with exquisitely decorated marionettes–
strings attached and performing with ease
on society’s stage.

Wooden limbs bobbing up and down.
Ventriloquists magnifying sound,
as an army of eager children
soaked messages in.



Amanda Clark-Rudolph

Amanda is a work at home mama who contributes to various magazines and blogs. Contact her at for interview or blog articles.