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Real

I am not a shadow

nor an invention

nor a character created

for a virtual life

to inhabit scenarios

of make-believe

role play

and pretend.

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I am not a projection

a fantasy

a construction

of someone

I would like to be.

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I am not just

an avatar

I am corporeal

of flesh and blood

a heart that pumps

a mind that thinks.

A hunger

that burns.

.

And if I should play

a game

in any way

in any context

it is always

for real.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Originally written and posted five years ago. Still flesh and blood.

Art by Jack Vettriano

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2021 in D/s, Poetry, romance, Still Life

 

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Comments Glitch

There is currently a problem with my WordPress account where comments are not showing and/or I am not seeing them.

It is actually more complicated than that, but deadly dull.

This has been a public service announcement for the few who might be vaguely interested.

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© Romantic Dominant

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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Minor mystery

Here is a minor mystery.

These are the top five-page views, by country, on my blog for the last 7 days.

As you would expect, the USA, UK and Canada feature in the top three. They are English-speaking countries where I have a number of followers.

India is perhaps a surprise, but it is a populous country with huge numbers of English speakers – and past Twitter retweets of my words by a famous Indian film star has helped me gain followers. Still, it is unexpected and requires closer scrutiny.

But Portugal? It is a non-English speaking country – although to be fair, all the Portuguese people I’ve met speak good English. But the entire population is maybe 10.5 million souls.

The answer is not that I have developed a huge fan base in that very lovely country.

It is one person regularly viewing over and over.

In fact, 1,727 times in the last three months.

Now I wonder why.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Table © afadedromantic.wordpress.com

 

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2017 in Still Life, Uncategorized

 

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Must be a word

 

There must be a word

for that strange feeling

(disturbing

yet flattering)

you experience

when you know

someone

(possibly beautiful

potentially a thief)

has been quietly

discreetly

steadily

(over days

and months)

reading their way

through your blog.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by William Oxer

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2017 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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Private man

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Despite all of this

despite all you see

all you read

all you hear

all you surmise

all you guess

all you deduce

all you imagine

despite all you believe

and all evidence

to the contrary

I am

a private man.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art/Photography unknown. If this belongs to you, or if you are aware of the owner/creator, please let me know and I will credit or remove

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2016 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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Stalk

Photo by Ria Pereira

Do you

haunt my timeline

ghost through my pages

silently visit my words?

 

Are you

a shadow in my poetry

a wraith in my prose

a spectre in my verse?

 

Do you

follow my every move

stalk my communication

study my connections

like you hope

I do yours?

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Photo © Ria Pereira

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2015 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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I am not a hunter

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I am not a hunter

I am not, in this digital world of ghosts and shadows, friends and fakes, dreamers and poets, seeking to find a lover. To have my words read is a compelling enough motive. It is my primary goal.

And yet it is hard not to cross paths with the beautiful and bright, the innocent and intelligent, the creative and clever, the sexy and submissive, the shy and serious. It is hard not to attract and be attracted. It is the joy of this vast global crowd that we can meet so many kindred spirits.

But I would be lying if I said I had not touched and been touched by such special women.

Across the miles and by skin.

Yet I am not a hunter

Except when it comes

to you.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Fabian Perez

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2015 in Still Life

 

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Pearl

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It is strange, this on-line attraction.

An ache for someone we only know from a profile,

We judge upon few words. A carefully chosen representative image, a handful of one hundred and forty character conversations. a blog, an insight into a life different to ours.

It is random, illogical and bizarre.

And yet, just once, perhaps twice, I found such a sweet beauty, such a sympathetic heart, such a bright wit, such a pure sexually submissive soul, such a desirable body, such a creative mind, that I now believe beyond reason.

Even though I know that, within a thousand shells, there is but one natural, perfect, pearl.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Photo taken from the web, uncredited at source. My apologies, please contact me if it is yours.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in D/s, Still Life

 

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