The master orders, you want him strict,
eyes black masked, broodmare whipped;
weak women whimper, hands hog-tied,
daddy-dominance will not be denied;
your soul bought and sold, willing slave:
this sacrificial sheep, who shall save?
Cruel the punishment, passion pretext:
all orifices entered, submissive sex;
dominant and dark, perverse the demands,
tender limbs surrender, hurt by his hands;
bestial this bondage, bludgeon no blessing,
corseted such cruelty, no shared caressing.
Like virgin debauched, on all fours,
badly bruised fruit, bitter seed at core;
leather spiked collar, heavy handcuffs:
tender love trumped, gothic plays rough;
worship-urge primal, the need for kneeling:
another Master hallows, accept thy healing.
* The Marquis de Sade plucked reluctant virgins, debauched serving girls, beat his wife, seduced her sister, practised sodomy and wrote stories featuring rape, incest, necrophilia, torture and bestiality…
“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand!
Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.” – Galatians 5:1
image: Edgar Degas – ‘Scène de guerre au Moyen-âge’, 1865, said to be inspired by Sade