Scars

Scars

A Poem by Avia
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What do you see in your scars?

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The scars on my skin
the darkened patches of healed wounds
Make me recall the falls, the injuries.
The mistakes i have since learnt from.


The scars in my mind, remind me of my brokenness.
Of my regrets and crippling guilt.
The come up like a glaring reflection,
Illuminated by the light of self loathing thoughts


The scars in my heart remind me of my pain.
The pain of wrong choices and disappointment.
Drowned memories of all I wish to forget.
Those i wish i didn't have, that never happened.


Then....
The scars in my soul tell me i am now whole.
They tell a story of my recovery,
The long road I am still on.
Grace and mercy I simply don't deserve.
Amazing and precious love that guides me.
Peace that overwhelms and takes over.
Faith that shreds the doubt of what i believe.
I am strong. My mistakes don't define me.
My scars do not hurt me, they simply remind me.

© 2017 Avia



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Your poems are your strength. The lines are so elegant and well put together.
I like the ending about how the scars are not there to break you or haunt you, but the fact you survived and how strong you are.

Below was my favorite part.

The scars in my mind, remind me of my brokenness.
Of my regrets and crippling guilt.
The come up like a glaring reflection,
Illuminated by the light of self loathing thoughts

Glaring reflections being the best bit, so vivid and deep. Something so hard to unsee, yet always there in the cornor of your mind.
Good job.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Avia

1 Month Ago

I'm very glad you liked it. Thanks so much for reading.



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Eya
Your poems are wonderful and soulful please go and check mine and tell me your thoughts. Btw english is not my natal language or even a one that is spoken in my country so don't be too severe lol

Posted 1 Week Ago


Avia

1 Week Ago

Alright. I'll do that now, thanks for reading
Eya

1 Week Ago

Thank you. Your advice will be super helpful for me to get better at writing
Yes! I think we always need to see the scars and remember. Without them, we may forget just how good and gracious God is, and the magnitude of pain he went through to have us. It reminds us of His love.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Avia

4 Weeks Ago

Yes, we need to see our scars and remember that we are not in the hurt anymore and not let that remi.. read more
Lily Calico

4 Weeks Ago

Beautifully said. Amen.
Your poems are your strength. The lines are so elegant and well put together.
I like the ending about how the scars are not there to break you or haunt you, but the fact you survived and how strong you are.

Below was my favorite part.

The scars in my mind, remind me of my brokenness.
Of my regrets and crippling guilt.
The come up like a glaring reflection,
Illuminated by the light of self loathing thoughts

Glaring reflections being the best bit, so vivid and deep. Something so hard to unsee, yet always there in the cornor of your mind.
Good job.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Avia

1 Month Ago

I'm very glad you liked it. Thanks so much for reading.
Amazing mind work and structure- a true story unfolding! Good job. I loved it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very profound and powerful. You don't need the second repetition of "they remind me" in Stanza 2, nor do you need the "now" (of "the long road I am still on now), for musicality and power do quite well without them. Other than that, this is beyond words. Well done!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Avia

1 Month Ago

Thanks for the corrections and I'm happy you liked it :)
Believe me, this touched my heart. The transformation is very strong and the scars made you a person you are today. Such strong and motivating poem. I really liked this. I can relate with it but couldn't think of writing such a wonderful poem. I thank you so much for writing and sharing.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Avia

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for such nice words. I'm grateful for this.
Najam Us Saher

1 Month Ago

You are most welcome.
I just wrote this, not very intentionally, just following the words as they came. I would love to know if this speaks to you.

Posted 1 Month Ago



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