Chameleon that I am


Pain I’ve received in all shapes, forms
I’ve absorbed them all, blending to conform
Some pains were carelessly self brought on
Others confounded attacking head on
Some wounds that nicked I licked alone
Some made me share my grief and groan
Some pains paid dividends as guilty pangs
These I condoned not, quashed harangues
Life is but a seesaw of happiness, pain
How you choose to live is your actual gain
Birds will fly and drop at times unrestrained
It is up to you to shoo them off your horizon
Glass of life can be half full, half empty
Neither state should dent your equanimity
A chameleon knows how to go with the flow
Time to stay muted and time to vividly glow!

painting is by Gustav Klimt


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