Shame, the gathering storm
Begging undue anger to form

Such self-inflicted pain
Imagining others are to blame

not honest
not smart
not enough
not a part

Each one a magnificent lie
Gleefully watching your confidence die

So take heart in what’s true
That you’re loved through and through

And let shame lose its grip
From tortured hearts may it slip

These frightful delusions of what other think
Allow love and truth bring you back from the brink

Your life is honest
You truly are smart
You’re always enough
A significant part