Change, chaos, challenge, charm, chimp!
As I have always needed stability and certitude,
Life has thrown me many curve balls, making me limp
With the heavy burdens of life’s fortitude.
As I have always been a shy introvert, Life’s changes required me to get out of my comfort
Zone. I became a teacher, when that demanded
Being an extrovert, connecting wholly with my student.
As I have always been dirrect and honest,
It has given me trouble at home as well as at work.
I stood by my values, added some valuable insight
For my entourage and myself.
Learing from others
Is a necessity if you want to avoid falling into trouble.
It’s not demeaning to know you can grow and change,
Even if that means relying on others for help.
Being an introvert means, for me, that being among people
Is difficult, and commands all of my intellect
To be able to follow all the required social cues
And demands for certain behavior, responses,
Even patterns of speech. Implying great concentration
That taxes me emotionally as well as intellectually.
At times i feel like a chimp that is a horrendously
Mischievous creature that becomes nasty when
Imposed upon to be social while needing solitude..