Day 15/30 BLOGGING CHALLENGE: My scars and I

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Today’s prompt I purposefully kept open and vague, I decided to delve into the realm of creative writing and see what I could produce simply through stating ‘a poem’. Honestly a lot came up, so many worthwhile topics spun around in my head until I realised for a the past few weeks my own personal battle with physical appearances and scars. And to me that was worthwhile.

I’ve had a lifelong battle with scars, scars from injury, from healing, even from self-harm. And I hate the way they look, I am embarrassed, ashamed to even admit they exist, and have tried to get rid of them using a variety of oils and creams. But they just won’t go. Maybe that’s a lesson in itself?

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Day 15: a poem

My scars and I

Have travelled over many lands

They paint pictures with words unknown

Written in the stars

I am but a map of marked territory

I am mine

I am whole.

My scars and I

Show the many lives I’ve lived

All the chances I’ve taken

All the successes and failures merged in beauty

No matter what you say

I am mine

I am whole.

My scars and I

Are repulsive to you

You point and stare and look upon me in shame

You are ashamed of living

Of accepting yourself

Your life

Your story

Is waiting to be written

Repeat after me

I am mine

I am whole.



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