the girl under my thumb the clothes
the change has come
it’s down to me
the truth yes the squirming dog
pet in the world it’s down to me. change
has come take it do what she’s told
it feels alright
her eyes kept to herself I can still look at someone else
down to me change
has come its alright
under my thumb
I based my found poem on the song “Under My Thumb” by the rolling stones. In this song he is basically saying that he has his girlfriend under his thumb and that she is a “pet.” At one point it says “Her eyes are just kept to herself under my thumb, well I can still look at someone else.” This is a very misogynistic song about a man who is controlling over this women and giving her basically no freedom.
The reason I made my poem the way I did was because there were so many derogatory terms in the song and I just wanted to add a few because I feel that often when women are in a relationship like this they are silent. Some women don’t stand up for themselves and they stay in a mentally abusive relationship and think that it is normal. For that reason, I used repetition of “its alright”.