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Essays Tagged: Inspirational

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A Master's Creed by Author Unknown
Filed in: inspirational

For people who wonder about a D/s relationship and often feel it is "degrading" to a woman, this should clear it up. True D/s involves much love, respect, and trust. Here is what one Master [...]

The Best That I Could Do by SirWolfr1
Filed in: inspirational, poetry

The munch had ended in the usual way, With good friends saying their goodbye's in the parking lot. The Doms and the subs, each bidding the other farewell, With exchanged numbers, hugs and soft knowing[...]

Untitled (They said.... You are Woman...) by Author Unknown
Filed in: inspirational

They said... You are Woman ... Go out and conquer the world They said - be strong Don't betray your Sisters You don't need a man You are sufficient unto yourself They said - be strong Don't betray yo[...]

One Dom's Point of View... by Michael P.
Filed in: dominance, inspirational

I am a dominant man. I am just that. I am not dominant because of any superiority on my part. Not because I feel I am more intelligent, or wiser. I am not dominant because of the strength or mass [...]

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou
Filed in: inspirational, poetry

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span [...]

Blessed Are They by Author Unknown
Filed in: inspirational

Blessed are the Dominants,whose willingness to exercise responsibility for a submissive is the foundation of our Lifestyle. Blessed is the submissive, whose only true joy and desire is to serve. Ble[...]

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann
Filed in: inspirational

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clear[...]

Have You Ever? by Author Unknown
Filed in: submission, inspirational

Have you ever knelt, naked, trembling, at your Master's feet....patiently waiting while he picks out the perfect flogger? Have you ever crawled across the floor, crop between your lips, with that ple[...]

A Submissive's Ethics by Author Unknown
Filed in: submission, inspirational

"I'm in charge!" This is a realization that some submissives have from the beginning and that hits others like a thunderbolt. The Dominant has Control, but the submissive chooses to be und[...]

On becoming 'Real' by Bluedeacon
Filed in: inspirational, general knowledge, d/s

Morning, all! I wanted to share something different with the group this morning. From time to time I've seen posts on and offlist about how a person doesn't yet feel like a sub/slave, or a dom/master[...]

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