Reading between each line

Reading between each line

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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I held my hand back
     waiting, for his permission
his scars were thick
like scrimshawed designs
        that raised jagged borders
across his back

a visible division 
    of before and after

I touched
following the story told in each line
    the twists and endings
the rise of each new beginning

reading him 
      as a love story
not the tragic tale he once lived

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© 2020 Ana Papaya


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This is very intimate A Papaya
Scars are a very personal thing and sometimes reveal more than they should
'Scrimshawed' - first time I have ever seen that word used, even more unique than the rest of the poem (well, maybe not, but still, very good)


Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thank you Dave, I found the word very unique too.
Was a new one to me that I did not know yes.. read more
Dave Brown

9 Months Ago

how very resourceful U R
Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

: )



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WOW! I've always wished I could meet someone, someday, who could treat my own scars with this much honor & caring & affection. This is the ultimate demonstration of how palpable scars can be between two people, & yet, how to turn such scars into loving moments (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


I think of scars as beauty marks Papaya they are the only true visible marks of endurance and overcoming we have ergo the more scars the more beautiful in this bunnies eyes

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

That's so very true. And a good way of looking at it.
What an extraordinary write. To touch ones scars is very intimate and can be healing. You captured the beauty of that exquisitely. An absolutely beautiful and moving write. Loved it.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thank you, Ladysue. For the really nice comment.
:)
This is very intimate A Papaya
Scars are a very personal thing and sometimes reveal more than they should
'Scrimshawed' - first time I have ever seen that word used, even more unique than the rest of the poem (well, maybe not, but still, very good)


Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thank you Dave, I found the word very unique too.
Was a new one to me that I did not know yes.. read more
Dave Brown

9 Months Ago

how very resourceful U R
Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

: )
My physical scars wherever they are, really each have a story behind them. As must be with the emotional scars you allude to here. Very touching and relatable.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thank you again very much, AJ.
AJNJ

9 Months Ago

Always my pleasure, Ms. Ana.
this is poignant and yet so beautiful, to share something so intimate as ones scars denotes a trust between the two, that no matter how deep they run they can be shared, and kept safely. this reminds me of the scenes in "Outlander"

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Corset

9 Months Ago

it's a bit oldn ow but I really enjoyed the Robert Jordan "Wheel of time series" too, not as much .. read more
Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thanks. I'll check it out. I need something new to read.
Corset

9 Months Ago

Ih ope you enjoy it as much as I did ;D
this is so deep, deep as what is represented by those lines in his back...the speaker is the soothing ointment bringing love and healing..
reading him as more than just what those scars represent.
j.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thank you, Jacob. :)
I appreciate your comment. Understanding and thoughtful.
We are a multi layered species and reading between the lines can be difficult; requires a delicate touch and an understanding that goes beyond the temporal.

It is often worth it though.

Beccy.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Yes, I believe it is. Thanks a bunch Beccy. :)
Such a beautifully compassionate write. Scars tell the story of a life and it is very intimate to touch someone else's scars...whether actually or metaphorically. Such a gentle and romantic write. Lovely. Lydi**

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thanks a bunch Lydi. :)
I would have kissed each scar in the hope, I could offer some healing and a new beginning. Visual and romantic Ana. Prolific writer you. You have a very active muse. Tell her to kick mine in the backside please, :)


Chris

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

A shall pass that message on for a muse kicking. :)
Thanks Chris!

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