Chameleon – Sophie O’Neill

How similar we are to chameleons

My name is Sophie and im currently studying a performing arts degree which has expanded my passion to write poetry. I go by the basis that I write how I feel without guidelines and hope something resonates with the people reading it.

Chameleon

I used to think to myself on a saddened day

How similar we are to chameleons

How our minds work parallel to their traits

We mold our self into the world

A defense system when we feel at threat

Yet we convince our mind that’s our true self

When the real identity behind us

Is the one who doesn’t change its colors

When approached by the terror

We call society

I used to think to myself on a saddened day

Trapped in my mind parallel with society traits

Succumbed to sink into the chameleon way

When I pretend I’m not myself

It stops me feeling this way

Sophie O’Neill

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