The Scars Sing

The Scars Sing

A Poem by Kwiksie Ifediora

Happy endings which weren’t meant to be---

As they were considered by the majority.

Teardrops trailing feeble steps

Bottled up memories never to have been kept.

Setting suns and crescent moons

Never enough light present to lift the gloom.

Droopy eyes, wearied from sights unpleasant,

Overcrowded heart with tragedies as tenants.


The heaviest of sighs float in the wind.


Never a test more difficult

All the more challenging for want of the syllabus.

Harrowing and tedious each task proved to be

Taking everything plus the desire to win.

‘Giving up’ would have been easy

But why give the only chance at elevation

With all else already taken?


The most silent ponderings echo in the mind.


Never a moment’s rest from that feared

And all that is good tagged ‘wanted’.

Rollercoaster emotions on a ride never sought and then the

Discarding of all that was for dreams which came to naught.

Until the awakening of truth and refreshing that is peace

Suddenly the shards of emotion reassemble---

A wholly renewed and glowing piece.


A present for the future.


Now the wounds are seen for what they are,

As suffering was the reason strength ceased to be stranger.

The joys, once held bound by events most unfortunate

Now have been freed, and the latter in a changed state.

The release of effervescent gladness finds the winds a choice place to frolic.

For though once tellers of woe and pain,

These engraved bruises of the darkest past

Have now duly been translated to music.

© 2013 Kwiksie Ifediora

Author's Note

Kwiksie Ifediora
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I like the lines in italic in between the verses. Fine and uplifting ending too, a fine poem throughout.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

4 Years Ago

thank you very much leigh for your kind and encouraging review. :)
This is an absolutely stunning read, my friend!! I love it!!

You are privy to the "secret"..."all things work together for good to those who love the Lord"...

Posted 4 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

4 Years Ago

#nodding. you bet i am! ;)
Happy endings which weren’t meant to be... A melancholy concept, but there is a wave of hopefulness throughout the piece. I like the bridge "A present for the future" - profound thought. I like this, Kwiksie!

Posted 4 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

4 Years Ago

thank you Rita! Glad to hear that. :)
Happy endings which weren't meant to be become beautiful music in the end. Very nicely done my friend. I could hear this soft melody as I read today.

Posted 5 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kwiksie Ifediora

4 Years Ago

thank you dearest Jack! :)
I like this okay, my favorite part is the first stanza it really flows nice and paints a picture. The rest of the poem didn't really do that for me for some reason...not saying it's horrible I just like the beginning the best ^^ I also like the picture of the violin girl.

Good Job

Posted 5 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

4 Years Ago

Thanks P.K! i'm even glad there was some part of it that so greatly appealed to you.
Thanks fo.. read more
~*~Peace Keeper~*~

4 Years Ago

You're welcome

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6 Reviews
Added on September 19, 2013
Last Updated on September 19, 2013
Tags: Scars, sing, music, pain, release, calm, peace, optimism.


Kwiksie Ifediora
Kwiksie Ifediora

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Carrying His yoke because it's lighter than my sin, shining His light because minus it, i'm all dim. So now, thanks to my rebirth, my race for heaven defines my walk on earth. :) LoveMyProfile... more..