ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

In the Throws of Compliance

Updated on August 22, 2013
Kabuki me from Jessica Alvarez
Kabuki me from Jessica Alvarez
Dressed to Kill from Knot PR
Dressed to Kill from Knot PR
Eye Makeup Tips and Tricks from HealthNews Journal
Eye Makeup Tips and Tricks from HealthNews Journal
Day 37/365 from Christina Carter
Day 37/365 from Christina Carter
Miserable woman blindfolded from Mohamad Itani
Miserable woman blindfolded from Mohamad Itani
Woman crying head in hands from Mohamad Itani
Woman crying head in hands from Mohamad Itani

In the Throws of Compliance

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


she rummaged through her array of clothes,

her blonde hair unwashed,

and dangling in strands around her face,

aggravating her even more,

as nothing appealed.

Sitting rather resolutely,

on the edge of the unmade bed,

she huffed,

her mind unsettled,

her nerves on edge,

nothing seeming to make any sense.

She furtively glanced at her watch,

he'd be there in an hour,

expecting her to be ready,

gloriously attractive,

like a shiny new diamond.

It was the last thing she wanted,

to be social,

to be gracious

and the silent, obedient trophy,

on the arm of man,

charming in demeanour,

and brutal in truth.

But what could she do,

she was the polish to his charm,

the rounding off,

of a man intent on success,

at any cost.

Begrudgingly she showered,

hoping that clean skin,

would somehow cleanse her sullied soul,

but it ran deep,

those dark nightmarish parts of her life,

that hid in shadow,

best not looked at in the light of day.

She found an evening dress,

not at all happy with it,

but he would,

being all gaudy and tinsel town,

skin-tight, breasts heaving,


And then the paint went on,

in all it's glory,


she giggled,

then felt a wave of sadness,


and her eyes left the mirror,

she climbed into her stilettos,

looking ominously at the door.

When the knock came,

she stood upright, took a deep breath,

and forced a smile,

approaching the door.

Decisions in life can take us to many outcomes, some of which are difficult to escape. But in reality freedom is more important than the fear of imprisonment.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      As always, your comments much appreciated Wayne. Have a good one mate!

    • wayne barrett profile image

      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      And do we not all in some fashion prostitute ourselves to the world. We mock the ladies of the night yet we go to work and kiss the ass of the fat man in the tie. Good work Tony.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)