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September 30, 2014

Shame & Compassion. ~ Jen Kracoff {Poem}

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Shame and Compassion.

Shame and Compassion.
Dark and Light.
Black and White.
Night and Day.

Shame is twisted, sneaky, sly.
Smoky, conniving, hurtful
Wrapping itself around you
In chains
Squeezing the breath out of you
Tainting each one of your cells

Compassion is a white cloud
Wrapping itself around you
Fresh air
Breath
Oxygen
A blanket of love

Shame whispers,
You deserve this
You have brought me upon you
You deserve darkness and misery
You deserve that black feeling within

Compassion counters,
Let me fill you with light
Love
You are okay
You are a child

Shame often wins
Zapping energy
Leaving cold
Numb
Despair

But Compassion gathers strength
And eventually dispels Shame
Using powers
Of Love
Not weapons
Not Pain

And you thaw
And you fill with light
And you try to hold onto that feeling
For next time Shame tries to get at your soul

 

 

 

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Jen Kracoff

Jen Kracoff is nature-loving, book-reading, coffee-drinking, mismatched-socks-wearing, Bostonian speech-language pathologist. Autism-Awesomeness-finder. Sensitive soul. Blogger at organizedbabble.wordpress.com