Chameleon

Chameleon

A Poem by Doreen
"

Technicolor bullshit

"


Funny.
Don't you think?
You wear your moral code
like a costume,
faded
from too many uses
since it belongs
to everyone else.
A chameleon
who changes
its colors
for any occasion.







© 2011 Doreen


Author's Note

Doreen
Sometimes they don't think we see

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Very expressive with excellent imagery. I love the use of the tires to describe the weight of bad choices. I think it's best taken in two parts, but I enjoyed this read.

Posted 8 Years Ago


there is balance between flow and rigidity , between open mindedness and foolishness , some never find it ....

Posted 8 Years Ago


To tell you the truth D I love the first part and really don't like the second.
Funny.
Don't you think?
You wear your moral code
like a costume,
faded
from too many uses
since it belongs
to everyone else.
A chameleon
who changes
its colors
for any occasion.

This is powerful and complete in its own right.

The second part is a bit campy. A nice metaphor but the writing does not have the clarity of thought and level of talent you expressed in the line, "You wear your moral code like a costume".

IMO take it out. But, if you insist on leaving it at least change massive pounds to massive load. Trucks carry loads. Truck driver's might carry pounds but that's another poem perhaps.

Nice write but chop it IMO.

Posted 8 Years Ago


I LOVED THIS. The metaphors were just... wow.

''You wear your moral code
like a costume,
faded
from too many uses
since it belongs
to everyone else.''

That was so true, and so statically put.
This is going to my favorites.

Posted 8 Years Ago


just a bunch of d********g fakers in a world of s**t that accepts em for it.
Everyone will take excuses..unless it sthe truth..then we have problems..

nicely done

Posted 8 Years Ago


I want to hate the way you've structured this because the pauses are in strange and unnatural places for reading, but I can't. I don't know exactly why it does, but it works. I really like the ending, after all the lead up, it's offhand and quite clever. Nothing to complain about here.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Oh, I've played the chameleon before myself... hoping to be invisible or fade into something I'm not. Your words bring alive that emotional landscape in a vivid way!

Posted 8 Years Ago


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not so funny here haha I like it! (and the title - I thought it'd be something else - so it's a nice play on what to expect and then the actual content!)

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Doreen
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