A chameleon 
changing colors 
at whim
Playing both sides
of the fence
Pleasing no one 
Wounding everyone 
It was a sin
Did you really want 
to hurt us all?
Those who cared?
Use us and abuse us 
To your own end 
Perhaps you were oblivious 
and maybe, just maybe
Plain scared?
Your true colors
Spanned the rainbow 
but were hidden from view
Thinking we would
never understand 
Concealing who
you really were, and
never knowing the real you
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Jim Adams Prompt
for MLMM Music Challenge
'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me'

Thanks Jim for the great reminder of Boy George and Culture Club.
I used Karma Chameleon as inspiration for this poem

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  7 comments for “Chameleon

  1. July 12, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Not knowing the real person is the biggest loss of all. Well-done, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 13, 2019 at 11:29 am

      Thank you Lisa. That is so true 😕

      • July 13, 2019 at 12:35 pm

        YW Christine

  2. July 12, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    It’s a cold wet Saturday morning here, and your ironically put a smile on my face, as I immediately thought of this song… enjoy…. xx

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2019 at 9:34 pm

      Yes! I can see the connection 🙂 Good job Ivor

  3. July 12, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    That was awesome Christine. I liked your Karma Chameleon poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2019 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks Jim 🙂

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