Personified Chameleon

Expression as reflection

Apr 14, 2010

A poet is like a chameleon, ever changing. This poet takes a humorous look at herself and interactions with others in the world to come up with a poem called Personified Chameleon for the month of May. – Fabu

Personified Chameleon

My expression looks simple, blah, and plain

It only comes to life as it reflects others’ emotions

A living mirror of reactions; a barometer of other’s moods
A personality in flux; dependent on independent tendencies

So if you’re up, then I’m happy
If you’re giggling, I’m smiling too
If you’re pensive, my face has a scowl
If you’re passionate, my eyes are glaring like fire
If you’re expounding, my head is nodding
If you’re bitter, my lips are pressed
If you’re secretive, I’m scrunched in to listen
And if you’re silly, I’m slouched over with my teeth hanging

No initiation on my own you can see
A reactionary mirror is what I’ve come to be

I rejoice when you rejoice; I’m sad when you’re sad

My own personality is left hanging in the wings
Undefined and underdeveloped
You’ll never know what I’m thinking & feeling & sensing because …

Without another’s being to reflect

My expression is simple, blah, and plain.

Audio productions provided courtesy of Haggar Audio.

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