You can try to pull me down
hurt me with harsh words
break my spirit
set up obstacles in my way
and knock me down
but I will never give up!
I bear the scars from all the fights
and I wear them proudly
they might make me flawed
but to me, they are reminders
of all the battles I have faced
they are proofs of my perseverance.
Each scar tells a different story
stories, ripe with lessons
lessons that helped me grow
lessons that transformed me
into a better version of myself.
Scars and battles don't faze me
I am determined to keep fighting
at all costs
for all that is fair and right

Scars, both physical and otherwise, tell a story of the fights you have ever fought. They are not flaws. In the journey if life’s ups and downs, it is hard to walk away without a single scar. But they teach us valuable lessons and are a proof of all that we have survived. Alessia Cara’s Scars To Your Beautiful was playing in my head as I wrote this poem. It’s a beautiful song.

This verse was written in response to the Photo Challenge #375 hosted at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. The Photo Challenge is to use the photo prompt as an inspiration for a poem or short story. Click on the link to know more about this challenge and to read the entries by my fellow bloggers. Thank you, Nekneeraj for hosting this challenge. 🙂

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a close-up of a face with a band-aid pasted right below the eyes. A flower can be seen protruding from the band-aid.

Image courtesy: Pixabay

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