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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144 thoughts on “Scars

  1. Very beautifully written. I once read an account of a lady whose husband had been kidnapped by terrorists. How she bore his pain and scars and how they made her a better person.
    Your wonderful post is so profound.
    A readers delight

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  3. Interesting thing about scars, either you hide them or you wear them with pride. I tend to hide my scars and I have lots from dozens of surgeries including the fistula which makes some people ask if I have broken my wrist. I do recall some breast cancer survivors wearing their scars with pride in cancer ads and I thought that they were awesome and inspiring.

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    1. That’s true. I think most people tend to hide them because of the questions asked. Oh that’s amazing. I’m glad that they were wearing their scars with pride. That’s awesome and inspiring indeed. Thank you for reading and for sharing your thoughts

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