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He received a scar as a present from her, 
A present when he gave her his heart,
A present wrapped in a lovely red ribbon, 
That would never be pulled apart,

And this scar it grew from a small damaged book, 
It grew to envelop his mind,
It grew and devoured all that he had, 
Leaving him emotionally blind,

Till now, day by day, the ache of this scar, 
It fuels his path to nowhere,
It fuels every small romantic brush stroke, 
And makes his emotions aware,

Of protecting his heart, his itch, his love, 
Keeping it safe from the rain,
Mending this scar of emotional hurt, 
Protecting his heart from the pain.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 1/29/2018 9:59:00 AM
This brings emotions of intense sadness to me. An excellent poem Lewis!!! Absolutely ... our experiences in love and life can cause us to guard our hearts from further pain. Glad to see you are writing again :) ~Judy
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Date: 1/29/2018 4:52:00 PM
Hi Judy, thanks for the visit, i'm glad this meant something to you :)
Date: 1/29/2018 4:14:00 AM
Such a very sad Valentine Lewis. Eloquently delivered deep hurt and the need to protect his heart while the scar least it is mending. :)
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Date: 1/29/2018 4:52:00 PM
The sadness all of us carry in some sort of scar, glad you liked this write Leanne. :)