Power To Take

The weakness of being taken. I can't be taken from unless I am taken by. I can't be taken from somebody until I am somebody's to be taken from. But I can't be taken, because apparently people think I'm already taken by someone who hasn't even taken me. I can't be taken. I'm my own person just like everyone else. I'm not somebody's property to be taken. I can leave if I want to leave. I can stay if I want to stay. Why does someone else have the power to say that I am taken when I am clearly not? Why does somebody have the power to take me despite if I want to be taken or not? Why does that power exist? And why do I not possess that power? The power to take.

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