Straitjacket

My excitement knew no bounds
Pleasurable thoughts n desires
Blood coursing with more verve
It was the season to fly the nest

Amid great fanfare the palanquin bearers
Carried their precious cargo to other shores
Life began with excitement and highs n lows
Yet you were you and I was I, two strangers

Life rhythms jived not, yet we were bound
Both at sea knowing not how to respond
Then you prevailed and overshadowed me
Swallowing me whole like a hungry python

Cocooned in your being I became oblivious
Living, surviving coiled fetus, dreams intact
Puppet yanked, an automaton, soul intact
I survived n thrived inwards, refusing to die

False prestige, loyalty kept me captive to your whims
Yet I thumbed my nose daily strengthening from within
You called the shots and days and nights were yours
Body can be possessed but my soul you never got

Then one day I was born as your life ebbed away…
The phoenix of my tethered soul rose free up n up

Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and domination are synonymous with manliness.
Kent Nerburn ,American, Author Quotes

Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.
Ambrose Bierce ,American, Journalist Quotes

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.
Robert Stevenson, Author Nationalities, Politician Quotes

The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude.  All personal, psychological, social, and institutionalized domination on this earth can be traced back to its source: the phallic identities of men.
Sexism is the foundation on which all tyranny is built. Every social form of hierarchy and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination.
Andrea Dworkin, 1946-, American Feminist Critic

Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
Theodor Adorno, German, Philosopher Quotes


The more developed sexual passion, in both sexes, is very largely an emotion of power, domination, or appropriation. There is no state of feeling that says ”mine, mine,” more fiercely.
Charles Horton Cooley, 1864-1929, American Sociologist
Grand dissonance
The strings of my puppet are cut
The end of an era
Your discrediting’s lost my consent
From Straitjacket-album
Flavors of Entanglement – Alanis Morisette

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