Behind Our Scars

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

We all hurt, but do we ever allow ourselves to hurt together?

As I pass through stain glass doors,

I'm captured by the deathly reverence,

which guards this sacred place.


My glare is purloined.

My heart sinks,

as I'm forced to gaze upon her vacant face.


Her apparent emptiness allures me

into a mysterious dance of conciousness,

bring me into communion with her pain.


Her lethargic body mirrors my dieing soul.

Her slit wrists exemplify my broken heart.

Her pain is my pain.


Her lips part.

Her breath leaks into my soul,

whispering, "I starve for Beauty"


I vanish into  streams of tears

that douse my cheeks,

as I fall upon my knees, and pray,


"Beauty, please return.

Are you blind

at how your Royalty

has been reduced

to these Bulemic Queens

and Suicidal Kings?

Beauty want you please,



The Pharisaic bystanders clench me,

and pull me away from her broken spirit,

declaring my own wretchedness.


Yet a fire still burns in me!

as they mummify me

in their self-righteousness.


For I entered this sacred place

in search of Beauty,

and it was her fires

I found burning behind our scars! 


Submitted: January 30, 2007

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Saturday Night

Very powerful and moving. Enjoyed the style you chose to present this vivid tale. Great poem.


Tue, January 30th, 2007 6:15am


Thank you much for you comments. I'm pleased it was moving and enjoying for you.

Mon, January 29th, 2007 10:19pm



Eerily well written and presented.

Most timely theme for today's young and beautiful.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Tue, January 30th, 2007 6:17am


Thanks for the comment. It's nice to see those who understand and appreciate my work!

Mon, January 29th, 2007 10:20pm


I enjoyed this poem it was very feeling It was great feel free to read and comment on some of my poems

Tue, January 30th, 2007 7:55am


Thank you so much for the comment... I will be sure to read some of your work soon!

Tue, January 30th, 2007 12:41am


Yes...I agree with all the above comments! Very well written. I enjoyed the unique style & the message that you so eloquently presented. Lovely.

Tue, January 30th, 2007 8:42pm


Thanks so much... Hope to have more for you to read soon... Remember always read more than you write and in the end you will write better!

Tue, January 30th, 2007 1:18pm


I could really connect with what your saying.

Wed, October 24th, 2012 12:49am

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