Scars

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Scars

“Forgive and forget…”

An unforgivable cliché

Scars climb into the coffin with us

Lying there, embedded into our souls

A lasting part of who we have become…

Some visible and obvious…

Others not so much so

Forgiveness does not erase scars

It only allows us to heal and go on

Giving us the strength to live above the pain.

Scars that do not heal bring death

Soul stirring pain so deep and so sharp

That we can bear it no more.

Go lightly on that soul

Who chooses his fate,

Unlike the rest of us who wait

For fate to come knocking .

Fear of making a choice keeps many

Dead while living …

Enduring, waiting, wondering

Bearing the scars alone

Wishing for the end

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Photo: Dwight l. Roth

8 thoughts on “Scars

  1. You know you’ve read true poetry when it makes you really feel. I felt sad reading this…sad with a thread of hope. I suppose it is because it hits that secret nerve we all have and all hide. Wonderful work.

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  2. Insightful as always, Dwight.

    “Forgiveness does not erase scars / It only allows us to heal and go on / Giving us the strength to live above the pain.”

    For our well-being and growth, we need to forgive. But, in order to heal, we must not forget.

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