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Below is the poem entitled Scar Tissue which was written by poet Tim Ryerson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Scar Tissue

Oh, the wounds, the gaping wounds
The wounds that never truly heal
Merely self-sutured, leaving jagged scars
left to swell, ooze and re-infect
A temporary stop-gap, a leaking dam
built to hold back the raging river of pain...

Oh, would that the scars would explode,
burst open and gush out
Gush out in primal fury,
leaving me helpless and drained
Helpless and drained before the Almighty
who is able not to simply close and smooth them over,
but who is able to brutally and lovingly rip them loose
Oh yes, He is able and willing; if I am willing...

(Partly inspired by events spanning the last 13 years)


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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 8:50:00 AM
    Felt the emotion throughout friend....congratulations on the win .. God bless

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 7:01:00 PM
    Well-penned poem and congrats on the win, tim

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 4:05:00 PM
    Great! Love this poem, Tim! ... particularly the first stanza. Congratulation on your win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 4:55:00 AM
    Congratulations Tim sounds like a rough time xx

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 6:57:00 PM
    this speaks to me on a very personal level, tim, and made an impression on me from the first time I read it; it says a lot in relatively few lines - so nice to see you among my winners, congrats :)

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 7:51:00 PM
    WOW...Tim, the metaphor is stunning. Excellent all the way through. Someone who really knows their way through the pain.. Very inspirational ending of hope... superb write and congrats on the win :)

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
    A very beautifully sad and excellent write this is my dear friend, Tim! Thank you so much for sharing & MY HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR AWESOME WIN! Cheers & hugs! love lots & big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 7:00:00 PM
    congrats on your win.thank you for your visit and comment.Sometimes I cant get out of depression,its just the way it is.Colleen

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 4:39:00 PM
    Tim, congrats on your win... I found this entry captivating... Well written....Jake

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 2:43:00 PM
    Hi Tim, .. Congratulations... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 5:59:00 PM
    Amazing one from you and I am glad to finally see it. Was just glancing at winner lists and wanted to see the TOP winner of this contest. Congrats , my friend.

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:54:00 AM
    Hello Tim, thank you for the wonderful comment... Congratulations on your deep winning poem.. always~Lindafy :-)

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:14:00 AM
    Belated Conrats on your top spot Tim xx

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 9:02:00 PM
    Congratulations TOBY!!! Wonderful. Big ole hug!!! Deb

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 6:47:00 PM
    Powerful Tim and brave, scar tissue does make it hard to move! I had alot of fear and so I confronted it for 5 years in Martial Arts, then I broke my right ankle & then my left ankle and leg [tons of scar tissue!] a healer told me "MY you are a stubborn one! God had to break both your legs before you saw you were on the wrong path!" GAH!!! LOL Who says I'm stubborn LOL Light & Love Cher

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Congratulations Time on your big win. Lots of emotions contained is this poem and confession, enjoyed your verse, enjoy the well deserved glory, xxx

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 7:42:00 PM
    well done Tim, hope writing about things helpe the scars to heal...Seren

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:34:00 PM
    Fabulous piece, good to know you have gone to the one who can remove all evidence of formers scars.

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 5:01:00 PM
    It pains one to think this is inspired by hard times... But a heartfelt poem, and my congratulations, Tim!

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 12:16:00 PM
    A very well written poem of pain and suffering and scars left behind. I like the ending. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

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