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Scars

(Yes- these song lyrics are mega cliché, but- I wrote them for someone dear to my heart; therefore, they are Soup worthy). 

Oh, you’re doing everything you can
When you’re trying to become a better man- 
But these demons keep on holding you back.

Yeah, you’re doing everything you can
When nothing goes quite as you plan-
But I know you’ll get back on the right track. 

When it all seems too far gone,
And you feel like you can’t keep going on-
Just remember this my friend:
The hardships only make us stronger in the end. 

The past doesn’t define who we are,
Even if it leaves us with these scars.
No, the past can’t define who we are,
It can only leave us with some scars.

Oh, you’re doing everything you can
To attain something so much bigger than
The life that you’ve been given. 

Yeah, you’re doing everything you can
When nothing goes quite as you plan- 
But I know you’ll never give in

When it all seems too far gone,
And you feel like you can’t keep going on-
‘Cause you’ll remember this my friend:
These hardships only make you stronger in the end. 

The past doesn’t define who we are,
Even if it leaves us with these scars.
No, the past can’t define who we are,
It can only leave us with some scars.

Though a broken road has your feet glued to the ground,
And it seems all hope is nowhere to be found-
Just remember this my friend:
All these broken things can mend…

‘Cause the past doesn’t define who we are,
Even if it leaves us with these scars. 
No, the past can’t define who we are,
It can only leave us with some scars. 

By Anne Currin

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  1. Date: 4/3/2014 1:13:00 PM

    Where, IZ U??? miss ya... Linda

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 7:45:00 PM

    Great lyrics and wise words. Well done. best wishes. Pete.

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 7:02:00 AM

    My belated congrats to you Anne, this is so amazing.....

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 5:45:00 PM

    very true and wise words. Any reader can relate to what is being said. Heartfelt and deep. nice job

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 6:10:00 AM

    Hi, my dear friend Anne. I'm coming back to read your precious gem. I'm glad that I've clicked this outstanding lyric poems of yours. I'm loving, embracing and singing it. Another inspirational one. I can especially relate here. I'll fave this one. Thank you so much for sharing. Just wondering where you've been but I'm so so happy to see you around today. Big big hugs! Hope you're doin fine. Again thank you s much for stopping by my dear friend. Love much, Leonora

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 12:33:00 PM

    this is an awesome write. Thank you for the place in your recent contest.Take care, Colleen

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 8:06:00 PM

    Lots of wisdom in this terrific write ....your loved one is lucky to have you in their life. Hugs

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 1:45:00 PM

    Speaks of truth..Great winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 3:15:00 AM

    Congrats on your win. Beautiful poem.

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 4:27:00 PM

    Beautiful lyric Anne...'The past doesn't define who we are'...How true THAT is...Congratulations - Tim

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 7:29:00 AM

    congrats on your win love xx

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 5:17:00 AM

    congrats on a fine win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 12:58:00 AM

    congrats on a great win. (:c Jenish

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 5:40:00 PM

    Hi Anne, , ~CONGRATULATIONS~ . thank you for the awesome entry. When you have time enjoy the winners on my XOOL blog * Called "Just For You" http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15796&PoetID=18720 Take care --- xox Linda

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 6:06:00 AM

    I think scars are like files. When something similar happens later on which feels bad, the brain goes to file which is similar and opens up all the old feelings. It's very difficult for some of us to close the old files. As you say, they are scars. Well put.

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 1:56:00 PM

    Very good piece! Makes me think of a lot in my past, but that's in the past!!! You just gotta move on

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 2:19:00 PM

    I really like your poem, no matter what you think of it... my past seems to have left me many scars.. it's a good thing, I know how to cover up my past (I meant scars pretty good..... enjoyed~ SKAT

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 12:06:00 PM

    Loved what you wrote here!! Am glad I came by to see if you posted something new and must say this is one awesome piece...thoroughly enjoyed it! :)

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 12:04:00 PM

    - Excellent poem Anne !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 10:35:00 AM

    nothing cliche here, anne.. in fact, the lines open my eyes to see what you have portrayed for me in a poignant way... much enjoyed!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 6:48:00 AM

    I was also drawn to the same line as Richard Ferry. You could take that one line and write a whole different poem. This one is great, have you put it to music? It is a treat to read a new poem from your talented pen. Hugs Rick

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 12:37:00 AM

    Hello Anne .....A broken road has your feet glued to the ground.....Perfect...

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 6:20:00 PM

    I don't think this is cliche at all. It's a really nice work, that I almost relate too much to. Great work, glad to see you have posted some new things. I will have to check the villanelle next. I have about 10 villanelles to post myself, that I've written over the last couple of days. Great work here on this lyric as well.

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 10:00:00 AM

    Well written dear, your lyrics touched my heart,,,Godwins

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 8:12:00 AM

    I feel a very acoustical vibe to this. It was wonderfully refreshing to see something new from you and you brought this new piece STRONG.

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 7:13:00 AM

    Sad topic, but wonderful expressive lyrics for a song-- I would have loved to hear the music that this poem invokes. You are so right.. the past does not define us.. its how we finish that matters. There is a saying that goes.. "The plans for your future have no room for the devastations of your past"

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 6:29:00 AM

    Fantastic, my dear...Yes..and the fact that it is born out of your concern for your friend gives it the melody of truth! Proud of you! Glad to have you back! Hugs! BTW...The message????? POWERFUL!

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 11:38:00 PM

    Excellent. Well penned. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 7:59:00 PM

    You have no idea how excited I am to see a new poem from you!!! I LOVE the rhythm of this piece. As always, I wish I could hear the music that goes along with it. It's through poems like this one that we catch a glimpse of your gorgeous soul. Your talent shines!