Trauma

by Skyfire   Apr 23, 2020


I'm beginning to wonder
if these scars are
deeper than just my skin
they throb and burn
whenever I venture too far
from comfort.
I see the same face
on every body
and the same intentions
around every turn -
Do I trust you?
Do I trust...me?
Is it a trick after all,
a perception mistake
in my own mind
that makes me wonder now
if these scars
are really just skin
that's been abused
too many times
by a self
I simply don't trust.

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  • 1 month ago

    by Gracy Judith

    A very touching take on scars...beautifully penned. Deception has many faces and sometimes the ones that are the closest give us the deepest scars. I can relate to this...I've learnt to tread very carefully.

  • 5 months ago

    by Stephanie Lemos-Vidarte

    This resonates with me a lot. I’m quite new to this site but I’m very glad to have stumbled upon this poem. Really great and absolutely cathartic. My scars run deep and this really helped validate some of the things I have been feeling.

    • 5 months ago

      by Skyfire

      Welcome Stephanie! Hope to see you writing yourself soon. Thank you for your comments.

  • 5 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    It really is a traumatic notion to think our scars are more than just superficial wounds. I hope this was somehow cathartic.
    All the best

  • 5 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Your poems are something I connect with, especially on the level of mental health, and your words touch the heart. The question of how deep the scars go, that scars can hold a different meaning and different memories for so many people... the times we hurt ourselves and that question of trust. If we can ever trust again after facing what we have faced. If we can let ourselves be break out of the bond, out of our shell, and love ourselves the way we deserve. If others are deserving of our trust.

    Reflective write. Thank you for sharing this.

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