Shame and guilt


Shame likes an audience
and a red face
guilt runs deeper
and needs no audience
it works in the dark
and its face is lined with sorrow
one makes you cower
the other cringe
both have a place
on the Wheel of Suffering
and they alternate shifts
shame has the day shift
and guilt the night
one is a slave to opinion
the other to Original Sin

Stuart Dodds

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