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Chains

Chains
Glorious chains
Heavy and binding
Tying me down
Sensual unwinding
Flogging my crown
Chains
Glorious Chains

Cuffs
Wonderful cuffs
Very constricting
Around my wrists
Access restricting
Hands balled in fists
Cuffs
Wonderful cuffs

Ropes
Fabulous ropes
Knotted so tightly
Burning my flesh
Bonding us nightly
As souls intermesh
Ropes
Fabulous ropes

My freedoms are chained
My rights, now hand-cuffed
My thoughts are all roped
With rhetoric I'm stuffed

Who's chains now flog me?
Who's cuffs now bind me?
Who's ropes now tie me?

The chains of the pious
The cuffs of the zealots
The ropes of the righteous

Don't detain me
Unchain me
Don't cuff me
Nor rebuff me
Don't bind me
Untie me

Chains
Glorious chains
Unless
The chains of intolerance

©Breathe 1994

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