Seven Scars

Seven Scars

A Poem by Alexander Rodgers
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Another old one (re-vamped of course)

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Seven scars rip at the wounds

Extremities of internal inferno

Pure assumption leads to crystal waters

Drops of salty liquid fall upon faces

A stab of truth to the flesh

Piercing like a blade to the vessel

This agony is spiritual

The soul pouts in anguish

Wants becomes needs

Needs become meaningless

Only molecules of air remain

Bones brittle enough to bust like dust after touch

Skin like a thin sheet of paper

Strange observations molest the mind

They pick apart the fossil

Bit by bit

Lay your weary head, perhaps go to bed

True awakenings await

© 2013 Alexander Rodgers


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Alexander Rodgers
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Lots of imagery focused on wounds, piercing, stabbing...very powerful. I honestly "felt" this one as I read it; sort of like a pang of crushing in the heart. The last two lines really made the poem for me---"True awakenings await"---hopefully, my friend, this is true for all of us.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alexander Rodgers

9 Years Ago

Thank you! I'm glad you could feel it as you read it lol. I would sure hope so too!



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I love it. It's brutally deep. LOL! Also, good luck with your book! :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


wow the imagery in this piece is very powerful

Favorite line

Bones brittle enough to bust like dust after touch

great write!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alexander Rodgers

9 Years Ago

Thank you :). I'm glad you enjoy it!
I am stunned silent, this is a briliant write. You told a story through out this piece of art, and i thank you for sharing your incredible talent with the world.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alexander Rodgers

9 Years Ago

Thank you!
A nice one...:)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alexander Rodgers

9 Years Ago

Thanks! :)
Sami Khalil

9 Years Ago

You are welcome...:)
Lots of imagery focused on wounds, piercing, stabbing...very powerful. I honestly "felt" this one as I read it; sort of like a pang of crushing in the heart. The last two lines really made the poem for me---"True awakenings await"---hopefully, my friend, this is true for all of us.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alexander Rodgers

9 Years Ago

Thank you! I'm glad you could feel it as you read it lol. I would sure hope so too!

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Alexander Rodgers
Alexander Rodgers

Roscoe, IL



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I always found a deep satisfaction and theriputic sense in writing; my work allows me to imagine what simply can not be in reality. Aside from writing, I'm a musician, and an overall laid back fellow... more..

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