It is our choices, Harry, that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

~ Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Divine Sorting Hat,
Am I in the right House?

Surrounded by loyal Gryffindors,
I feel as if I don’t belong…
As if I can’t belong
Because of all the stuff in me.

I want to be in Gryffindor.
I am scared of the possibility that
I could do well in Slytherin.

Choices, not abilities.
Dumbledore’s wise advice is reassuring.
I have a Dumbledore like that.
“Don’t ever doubt that God placed you where you were supposed to be.”

But that stupid dangerous doubt still lurks in the shadowy corners of the soul
Coming when I am most vulnerable
Coming quietly, not attacking, but stealthily whispering its lies into my ear, into my heart.

And I know the Truth…
So why is it so hard to fight that demon off?

Yet… I will not give up the fight.

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