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Scar-like Healings

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Many believe that one cannot know joy having not experienced pain.


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Scar-like Healings

Scar-like Healings
               by Odin Roark

Scar laden perfections
Where life's training wheels balance
One's child-like trust
Adolescent-like daring
Adult-like intemperance

Scratches
Bruises
Broken bones
History's incidentals heal easily

While

Challenges of the heart
Stalemates of the mind
Failure of one's dreams
Make endurance the battle cry
Invisible damages the struggle
Protection of identity
One's survival instinct
The personified continuance
At all costs

How weary our consciousness becomes

For

Around the corner
Lurks the underworld of lesions
Trusting not the scars
For finite as healing might seem
There remains the lesson to be learned
Time-released torment to be resolved

One's fatal wounds burrow deep
Ignoring the façade of mending
Knowing all too well
What remains buried
Are teachings

Damage never dies
Anguish never vanishes
The chameleon of pain
Nullifies one's senses temporarily
Rendering transient peace
While fate prepares
Tomorrow's pin prick
Wishing one to live
Not languish believing
Scar-like healings
Are real

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  1. Date: 5/11/2013 9:11:00 AM
    Good morning Odin, I like to take this tissue and help it heal all my scars... your words are deep, and i like your poem very much~ Enjoy your Mother's Day... Linda