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you were life's new
work of art;
small easel bones
and a blank
canvas of skin

but he ruined  
you over time,
added the brush
of a scar
or two
(there's no
going
over those)
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What-so-ever Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I know I am a bit late to comment on this, but I remember seeing it on the front page about a month ago and it just just me thinking. I bookmarked it and I've been looking at it a time and again, when I was feeling a bit down.

You see, I have tons of scars all over. When I was little, I crawled up a bookcase, stupid as toddlers are, and the thing tipped over on top of me; got my first scars then. When I grew to a child, I was really clumsy, so I always fell down. That gave me tons of scars on my hands and knees. In my tweens, I grew really fast; so fast my skin could not keep up and I get stretch marks. In my teens, I crashed on my scooter and my face said hello to the pavement.
And you know what? When I look in the mirror, it's not any of those scars I see. It is the ones on my sides; the stretch marks there, because they're my proof that my beautiful daughter gave me scars, so scars can never be a bad thing.
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TheHandsomeRockLee Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Now THIS is a poem.
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Morticia-Lynne Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Writer
There are a million and one ways this can be interpreted, and you have summarized them all into ten sentences.
You have so much talent, it's just breath taking sometimes.
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WateryGrave Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I really like the simplicity of this.
It has quiet meaning, and it's refreshing to read that.
=)
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Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i could never understand how people can see beauty in scars. in others of course, just not mine
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oaklungs Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
why not yours?
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Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Others scars usually show they were stronger than whatever tried to hurt them, but if I was strong I would have scars in the first place
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oaklungs Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
no. in hurting yourself, you are fighting yourself.
if you think scars show that people were stronger than what tried to hurt them, why can't that apply to the self inflicted ones? why not all scars?
what makes one scar different from the other, really? they are all wounds that have healed, however people want to look at it.
you are much stronger than you think, and you are certainly stronger than the part of you you are fighting.
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Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you are so poetic even when talking about something that is not at all simple... i guess every scar has a story but when it has healed all scars just show the same thing, i'm still here. thank you.
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cooper6044 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I'm ok with the scars, they make me different from the other canvases.
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