Shame and pride

Shame and pride
By Joel Howard

Shame and pride
Walk together in stride
They see eye to eye
They speak the same language

Shame and pride
Both steal and divide
One brings low
And the other brings high
But they both do the same damage

They say:
“I’m all alone
I sit on a throne
I’m all alone
I’ll never belong

I’m greater
I’m smaller
You’re bigger
You’re taller”

But child I’m telling you
There’s only one thing they both do:

They both get you to think you’re alone

*This poem was first published by Joel Howard on Facebook, February 8, 2020 - all rights reserved © Joel Howard

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