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Poems and Short Quips - 17. Seek Solace

For a certain someone.

Concentration is the given command

Kneeling obediently before me in silent repose

While mental objects like scattered formations

Trip through your mind in disarray

 

Persistent convictions of doubt and self-loathing

Which imprison you in shackles of uncertainty
Will be shed like armor from your inner core

With each attachment, each insertion, each knot I tie

 

Liberation will be found in the submission
Succumbing to methods that cause both pain and relief
Quick snaps of leather, slow burn of clamps
Followed by tender touches to ease the sting

 

Seek solace in my voice, my redolence,
Focus on the repetition of release by my swift hands
Prove your abdication of control to me
By courageously accepting the proffered discipline

 

Together, we will eradicate the demons that hold you hostage, my boy
- even if only temporarily

Thanks for reading.

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a wonderful description Sir of what pain, and discipline and love can do. because each knot or clamp is placed with love and care.

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This is the perfect combination of heart and purpose. To unquestionably know, and understand what is being sought, given and received.. knots, pain, freedom liberation indeed, if only temporary..

I liked this one Mac.. 

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21 hours ago, Mikiesboy said:

a wonderful description Sir of what pain, and discipline and love can do. because each knot or clamp is placed with love and care.

Yes, each task is purposeful and meaningful and - between the right partners - rewarding for both receiver and giver, strengthening the bond. Thank you for your thoughts on it, boy. 

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21 hours ago, BlindAmbition said:

The only way I've ever truly been ME.

I deeply understand that, boy, and I'm glad you're with someone who can provide you this invaluable care. 

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21 hours ago, Renee Stevens said:

Powerful and very informative. Thanks for sharing, Mac!

Thank you, Renee. I appreciate your comments. 

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20 hours ago, mogwhy said:

it is hard to put to paper the thoughts and feelings that this brings to the surface. the best i can do is; in pain and knots, you find freedom.

I think you described an aspect of the scene well, moggy. For some, there is ultimate freedom in the discipline. Thank you for your comments. 

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18 hours ago, Defiance19 said:

This is the perfect combination of heart and purpose. To unquestionably know, and understand what is being sought, given and received.. knots, pain, freedom liberation indeed, if only temporary..

I liked this one Mac.. 

Def, thank you. A combination of heart and purpose is exactly right. 

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15 hours ago, MichaelS36 said:

Mmm indeed. That certain someone is a very lucky boy. This is excellent Mac.

Thanks, Mike. I hope he thinks so. I know I do. 

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6 hours ago, Mikiesboy said:

Had to read this again...the last stanza is so powerful and meaningful..

 

tim

Glad it made you come back for a second read. 

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Just now, MacGreg said:

Glad it made you come back for a second read. 

more like 8 or 9 now, Sir.. it has a lot to say to me

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1 minute ago, Mikiesboy said:

more like 8 or 9 now, Sir.. it has a lot to say to me

Very good. I wonder what about it speaks to you the most.

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These lines:

Liberation will be found in the submission

Seek solace in my voice, my redolence,

By courageously accepting the proffered discipline
Prove your abdication of control to me

 

Together, we will eradicate the demons that hold you hostage, my boy

They are all about freedom. To me that means freedom from those who haunt me, my past that haunts me. It's about trust too and letting go, which are issues for me. To get into my subspace.. there must be pain..but i wonder then if in being there i'm missing something or hiding.

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I know that trust is a work in process for you, tim. Pondering the shackles might allow you to be less hesitant. However, trust can't (and shouldn't) be pushed. Only encouraged. As for your subspace... being able to get there is good because it gives you endurance, but if you're not self-reflecting or seeing the larger picture of the lesson, then you may be missing out on something. It depends on how you feel afterwards: What did you gain? What did you lose? Points to discuss with Mike. 

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Sir

 

i've been though this piece more than half a dozen times

each time the first stanza stops me in my tracks

this is how it always starts

                                   

                While mental objects like scattered formations

                Trip through your mind in disarray

 

this line, says so much 

 

               Liberation will be found in the submission

 

and the demons are kept at bay for a while

and then we are back to the first stanza

 

you have a way with words Sir

i thank you for sharing this gift

 

 

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I needed this for strength. I am so grateful to have Sir and his guidance.

 Together, we will eradicate the demons that hold you hostage, my boy. These words and actions hold so much in my life right now. The greatest gift Sir can give his boy. Love and understanding!

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17 hours ago, mollyhousemouse said:

Sir

 

i've been though this piece more than half a dozen times

each time the first stanza stops me in my tracks

this is how it always starts

                                   

                While mental objects like scattered formations

                Trip through your mind in disarray

 

this line, says so much 

 

               Liberation will be found in the submission

 

and the demons are kept at bay for a while

and then we are back to the first stanza

 

you have a way with words Sir

i thank you for sharing this gift

 

 

I'm pleased this poem spoke to you, molly. The first stanza is meant to illustrate how scattered thoughts prohibit clarity and peace. For some, being able to focus on methods of discipline slows down the cacophony in the head for a while. As you quoted, liberation can be found in the submission. It's not always the case, and it doesn't always last, but even temporary release helps (and not through self-harm!) I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. I know how deeply connected to this you are. 

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1 hour ago, BlindAmbition said:

I needed this for strength. I am so grateful to have Sir and his guidance.

 Together, we will eradicate the demons that hold you hostage, my boy. These words and actions hold so much in my life right now. The greatest gift Sir can give his boy. Love and understanding!

That's all anyone needs: love and understanding. It works both ways. Being receptive to the guidance is rewarded. you are surrounded by those who care and offer it, jp. 

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