by PassionCourageTriumph   Aug 16, 2008

The scar on my hip,
The heart on my sleeve
The lines on my wrist,
Oh Lord, what has become of me?

I have done many things,
So many that I regret.
I tear myself down,
No such thing as forgive and forget.

As if I have nothing better to do,
I sit here pondering what it is that I have not done,
The things that I will never accomplish,
That person I can never possibly become.

I wish that there was something I could do,
To make you believe that I can become better.
I'll show you my wrists every day,
I'll keep them up the sleeves of my sweater.

These scars were never meant to be discovered.
They were never meant to hurt any one but me.
I think about how selfish I was,
I shouldn't have taken these things so lightly.

I want so bad to make a change.
It's time for action.
To be more than I am.
To improve myself if only by a fraction.

I will be better.
I will succeed.
I will be who I am.
I will be me.

These scars will not hold me back.
They will help me to move forward.
To help others through life.
To be a lighthouse to guide them shoreward.

I will save a life.
If not my own.
I will make a difference.
And that difference will be shown!

Note: I must say I went through some tough times but I am thankful for those. It has made it so that I may empathize with others going through similar things and help them. This poem was kinda inspired by that...


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  • 10 years ago

    by Cara

    Wow.. this was full of pain and confusion.. it was a very good write. This is the type of poem that gives me goosebumps.. to think that people are going through such pain.. pain that myself and many others have been through. But, it is possible to escape and get out of that horrible, harmful world.. that is often created by ourselves.
    Very good write.

  • 10 years ago

    by Mister 47

    Scars , ma great poem ,in the concet no one wirte about hsi scars anymore !!

    you live you will get hurt and somone will make you bleed

    and these will leave mark on your heart adn souls , !!1

    great expression,

    but i would say it will impact more if there is a sonctaact line lenght and more rhyming

    but opver all very satisfying one^__^

    I will save a life.
    If not my own.
    I will make a difference.
    And that difference will be shown!

    my best paragraph always the bes ti for the last !!

    hope you can do what you said !!^___^

  • 10 years ago

    by Jim McMillen the man within

    Beautiful poem Kayla, As long as we learn from our mistakes we con turn our negatives into a posative....Heep it up...5/5..Jim

  • 10 years ago

    by tigerdan

    That is realy good, Kayla!
    There are some spelling mistakes though. I will help you find them.;) It is the kind that are spelled correctly but has different meaning.

    The fifteenth line:
    I'll show you me writs every day,
    I'll show you "my" "wrists" every day
    (2 words in this line)

    On the sixteenth line:
    I'll keep the up the sleeves of my sweater.
    I'll keep "them" up the sleeves of my sweater.
    (Just the one in this line)

    Twentyth line:
    It time for action.
    "It's" time for action.
    It is time for action.
    (Just the one in this line)

    I hope this helps you. :)
    I am looking forward to reading your other poems. Good work!!! Keep writting! ;)

  • 10 years ago

    by HvN

    Wow nice... love it , 5/5

    keep up the good work!

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