One of the hardest battles us humans face is the one against shame. All too often we internalise experiences, assuming responsibility and ingesting a sense of personal fault. Sometimes we have to shame our shame itself in order to shake off unjust and unnecessary self-criticism and I chose to have my show down poetically!
Shame is very hard to tame
It labels us and judges
‘We only have ourselves to blame’
Our joy it so begrudges!
Shame is in the hall of fame
For causing truth’s contortion
It thrives on fear and calls us names
We doubt and seek precaution
But seen with courage, shame is lame
Its words become less daunting
The only way to beat shame’s game
Our light drowns out its taunting