by Lyical Madness   Mar 14, 2017

My scars tell a story
Of what my mouth can not
Of the unspoken words not voiced
Of things that will never be forgot

My scars were my voice
As I used the canvas of my skin
To express the unspeakable
To give recognition of what's within

My scars show a journey
Of more than learning to talk
They map my pathway to expression
Emotionally, learning to walk

My scars show my strength
When I thought I could not last
They remind me everyday
I am not my past


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  • 4 years ago

    by Nicko

    Judging comment

    Great poem and my top pick for this week’s contest. Excellent rhyme and meter. What I really enjoyed was the way the rhyme flowed, nothing was forced this enabled the message to shine through without being distracted. The stanzas were concise and well constructed, once again emphasizing the message and emotion that you want to convey. Well done

  • 4 years ago

    by BlueJay

    Judging Comment:

    Even though the repetition was a little but overused in this piece it manages to stand out among the others that have been nominated this week. The author has beautifully blended a great mixture of tones and textures in this piece. The flow is wonderfully smooth and the word choice is rough in just the right ways to express how this person feels about growing up and moving on from some darker days. There is a much more personal aspect of this piece than most of the others this week and I think that this one provides great contrast on both that front and the front of having a little more structure (or well done structure). For a fairly new poet to the site, Lyrical Madness has definitely gained fans from this piece.

  • 4 years ago

    by Fredy RoMa0u Sanchez

    Great piece!

  • 4 years ago

    by DarkLight

    Healthy piece. keep up the voice and let the words be known.

  • 4 years ago

    by Ren

    This is such a beautiful piece and very well written! Congrats on the win!

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