Sunday, April 21, 2013

S is for Scars



What if we wore them
Across our skin, 
A patchwork of past hurts?
Like Rembrant's etchings, 
Crosshatched with grooves, 
Some thick and deep, 
Some so fine that they hardly 
Scratched the surface. 
If we could look at one another
And see them written there, 
A lifetime of fat jokes, 
And crushed first loves,
Of betrayals
And little humiliations,
Maybe we would be more gentle.



11 comments:

  1. Yes, this poem brought tears to my eyes. I am printing it out (I hope that's okay!)

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    1. I'm so flattered! Of course you can print it off :)

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  2. Deep and inspirational and very well written! Love the picture too.

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  3. Well said, Kate. Sometimes I think if we took the time to look into people's eyes, really look, that we'd see those scars.

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  4. Ouch. yes, indeed. Emotional scars are more painful than physical. Yet no one can see them.
    Okay now I need some chocolate ....

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  5. Nicely done. A delightfully insightful piece. Thoughtful and well said. You and I chose the same topic for "S" but approached is differently. Thank you for the fresh perspective and a most enjoyable read.

    Cheers from a fellow A to Z Challenger.

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    1. You're post is a nice take on the subject :)

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  6. Beautifully said. This is really wonderful, Kate.

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  7. Heart-pinchy, gut-wrenchy, powerful--absolutely lovely. Thank you for this.

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