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Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain

The Chameleon – A Poem about Moving in Shame

January 29, 2014 | 6 Comments

The Chameleon - A Poem about Moving in Shame by SoAngieWrites.com

Habitual ways of being, doing
And most importantly, thinking
Walking around in the world
With an apology on my lips
And one on my shoulders to match
Weighing me down as I poke around
Entering places in a way put-on
An act, a play, a try
Hesitant. Desperate.
The ache for belonging starts in the bones
Warms outward to the skin
And reaches the lizard brain (which loves survival)
The chameleon takes form

Today’s Write Alm Prompt is Habit. I thought I’d write about establishing a writing habit. Then I stopped to listen to myself. My voice was pensive, challenging, and vulnerable. Sometimes writing is about taking an unexpected turn, and trying a new path. I hope to meet you there!

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    • Angie

      Thank you very much, Jane. These days, the reality is that I am accepted, loved truly, and do belong with some people. The issue is very much with my habitual thinking that I don’t. And that’s where therapy comes in! 😀

    • Angie

      It’s a struggle. People can tell me until they’re blue in the face that I belong, but breaking this habit of thinking I don’t is hard. Man, I thought establishing a habit was hard? Psh!

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