The Beauty of Scars

The world can’t change its heart
of scars, they are tattooed on every inch:
silver words of sorrow and hurt
birthing poems from blood and dirt,
reminding us where we began
and giving hope that we might end
in a place where everyone
appreciates the beauty of scars.

Kim M. Russell, 4th April 2019

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Image found on Pinterest

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Poems in April Wordy Thursday with Wild Woman: Scars To Your Beautiful

On the fourth day of Poems in April, Sherry has given us a song by Grace VanderWaal to inspire our poetry. Mine is a little octet.

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26 thoughts on “The Beauty of Scars

  1. This is absolutely stunning in its brevity, Kim ❤ especially love; “silver words of sorrow and hurt
    birthing poems from blood and dirt, reminding us where we began,” so poignant! 😊

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  2. So much pain. It does seem too much to change. But i think humankind missed out bigtime on how life was meant to be. I love how wise and clear-eyed these young ones are….Grace and Greta and Emma……sigh. your poem is so sadly beautiful.

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  3. Sooo good, Kim. For sure scars and tattoos dont go away, they stay. Like, “The world can’t change its heart of scars, they are tattooed on every inch,” I haven’t a tattoo and cant decide where it goes if I were to get it.
    ..

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