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Breaking My Restraints by xDoglate Breaking My Restraints by xDoglate
I'm sick of people looking down on me like I don't know anything,
like I'm just an arrogant child who should do what she's told without question.
It's not right to treat me like I know nothing,
to protest your rules and force me to the ground.
It's not right to cram your "power" down my throat,
to muzzle me from speaking out against you,
to chain me up and lock me away so I can't fight back.
Accusing me,
threatening me,
acting like you're God, Himself,
so perfect,
so intelligent,
You're so
Wrong.

You're one of the biggest hypocrites I've ever met!
You blame me but think
you cannot be blamed, yourself.
You claim all the respect in the world,
but if adults deserve respect,
then what of me?
I'm no longer the innocent girl you think I am.
I'm no longer the weakling you can so easily control!
You think you can tie a strap around my mouth to
shut
me
up,

but your efforts will fail.

Your days as queen will not last,
because I'm growing,
I'm getting stronger,
I can see right through you,
and one can only take so much of your abuse.

So muzzle me tighter,
adjust these chains,
strengthen yourself,
because these restraints on me are breaking.
Freedom is nearly at my grasp.
Be prepared,
because what holds me back now,
its power is diminishing,
as mine grows greater.

Watch where you tread,
don't slip up,
because when I finally snap--
when these chains finally let loose--
So will my rage,
and I will tear you apart.

I might not win,
much is still against me,
like the fools you've convinced to follow you,
but I guarantee you won't look at me the same way.

I'm a human being, too,
I have feelings, as well,
but enough is enough.
Just wait for the day I snatch up my freedom,
and can leave.
I'll run,
run as fast as the wind,
and let it guide me,
and I won't turn back.

I've had enough of you,
I've had enough of this life in this tiny cell.
I'm getting out,
I'm on my way to the rest of the world,
and I
don't
need
you.


Back away, now,
so we don't have to hurt
each other.
Lie down, now,
before I see red again,
before I put you up against the wall,
and take my revenge.

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Treyva Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013

This is a wonderful piece here. I really like the addition of the multiple shadow chains binding the character. The effect that there is the one physical chain that is seen by all but so many more holding him back on a deeper level that only he would be aware of is great imagery. Bravo girl.


Be careful with pure emotion. It can be  great tool to breakthrough and express yourself but it can cause thoughts and art to run in a circular rut. At least in my case that has happened. Also the anger that can take hold in your youth, for some it doesn't go away. It just becomes more refined and quiet. Again just my experience. 

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xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, thank you :) I thought about adding more than just one, but I didn't want to crowd the image, so I thought that the shadows would be a nice, subtle way of adding all of the restrictions...

Yeah, I try to not hold onto all my anger and all.. I really don't want to, and I know life doesn't revolve around me, but sometimes I wonder, why do I have be crushed under the weight of everyone else's desires? And I know life isn't fair, but-- I mean... I think people need to understand that they can't just control someone because they're older, bigger, or more experienced than the other.

Thanks for the comment :)
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Treyva Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014

You're welcome and best of luck to you this new year.

Older, bigger and more experienced can also be seen as; at the end, burdened and set firmly in the rut they've cut for themselves. Something that helps me is to try seeing things from a different perspective. Even if it doesn't help the mental exercise can be fun.

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godzillafan2000 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Break those chains girl!!!!!!!!
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xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh :shrug:
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EmoWolfEver Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing artwork :heart:
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xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :3
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CrystallineWolf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool
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xDoglate Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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CrystallineWolf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem
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