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Ordinary girl

Art by Kim English

 

You may have had

an ordinary day

wearing ordinary clothes

doing ordinary things

with ordinary people

in an ordinary place

in an ordinary way

but you are certainly

not

an ordinary girl.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Written a year ago, and posted here for an ‘ordinary’ girl

Art by Kim English

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2017 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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Man of the World

 

Many of my ‘songs I like but you might not have heard’ posts are from fairly recent times.

This one is different. It goes all the way back to 1969. It is Fleetwood Mac in one of its early line ups, long before the ‘Rumours’ Buckingham and Nicks days.

When I came across it for the first time at some point much later, it was like an electric shock. It seemed to have been written about me.

Some days acutely so.

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Song written © Peter Green and performed by Fleetwood Mac

This post © the author writing as Romantic Dominant

 

“Man Of The World”

Shall I tell you about my life
They say I’m a man of the world
I’ve flown across every tide
And I’ve seen lots of pretty girlsI guess I’ve got everything I need
I wouldn’t ask for more
And there’s no one I’d rather be
But I just wish that I’d never been born

And I need a good woman
To make me feel like a good man should
I don’t say I’m a good man
Oh, but I would be if I could

I could tell you about my life
And keep you amused I’m sure
About all the times I’ve cried
And how I don’t want to be sad anymore
And how I wish I was in love

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2017 in Music, Still Life

 

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When the world conspires

 

I am here

when the world conspires

against you.

 

I am here

on your side

without judgement

without reservation

without qualification

without criticism

without presumption

without disapproval

without condemnation.

I am here

on your side.

 

I am here

when the world conspires

against you.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Francine van Hove

 

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2017 in D/s, Poetry, Still Life

 

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Happy

 

I am happy

keyboard beneath my fingers

a warm sun on my face

seafood on my plate

snow under my skis

hounds at my heels

a log fire in winter

music in my ears

family smiling

a good book

strong tea

red wine

and you.

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Especially you.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Joseph Lorusso

 

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2017 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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Call

 

Sexual submission

is not for the needy

or the lost

or the lonely

or the bored

or the casually curious.

 

It is for the independent

intelligent girl

who knows the call

the ache

the yearning

to be owned

and fulfilled

deep in her soul.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by William Oxer

 

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2017 in D/s, Poetry, Still Life

 

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In my youth

Art by Annick Bouvattier

A girl like you.

In my youth I would have fought other boys for the right to walk you home. Wearing the scars like a badge. Or I would have wandered backwards and forwards past your house , hoping to catch a glimpse of you at a window. Or long for you to see me, a shadowy figure beneath the street light, and think me romantic.

In my youth I would have carved presumptuous initials into innocent trees, into battered park benches, into tables, and desks, and the backs of chairs – not caring if I was caught. Or that you would disapprove if you knew.

In my youth I would have sought you out at dances, making a mess of my over rehearsed lines. I would have asked a friend to give you messages – which you would probably receive with a frown.

In my youth I would have made up a hundred heroic stories in my head where I come to your rescue. Saving you from the clutches of the mob, the grip of an assailant, the jaws of death. Or perhaps just finding your lost dog.

In my youth I would have written you tortured poems, toiled over for hours, scrawled on stolen paper, that would never leave the pocket of my faded denim jeans.

In my youth I would have wished for the internet, if I could have seen into the future.

Yet here I am. Connection at my fingertips. Posting pointless poetry.

That you will probably never read

A girl like you.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Written a year ago, and I am still posting pointless poetry.

Art by Annick Bouvattier

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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Anywhere

 

If it had been a bar

A softly lit quiet city haven where a sad piano player shapes and ripples the minor chords of half-remembered songs for lovers and strangers.

Or a party.

A loud, crowded, noisy gathering where laughter and conversation and alcohol and coke tempt bodies to sway and dance and forget tomorrow.

Or on a busy street.

A rush and dawdle of business people and tourists, shoppers and beggars, hawkers and sellers where the traffic ebbs and flows, pauses and surges like a sea.

Or in a thousand and one other places.

An office, a restaurant, a ball game, a concert, a carnival, a temple, Or a wide open space where the wind blows and the birds are thrown from sky to sky.

If it had been anywhere instead of this strangely connected. disconnected, familiar, unfamiliar world of swirling, teeming, edgy cyberspace.

I would still have found you

and wanted you

so badly.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Fabian Perez

Written about two years ago. I like it, so I hope you don’t mind another posting.

 

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2017 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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