Scars

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Scars

 

Come
in many

 

Shapes
Coloring
Strength

Can be

Dormant
Volcanic
Simmering

Or

Merely ash
Dead embers
 
 

Scars of honor
Are scars that can be flaunted proudly- badges of honor for all eyes

Scars of shame
Inflicted by bullies are like stigmata- unhealed bleeding waiting for succor

Scars in children
Are the badges of bravado and onemanupship in playful rivalry

Emotional Scars are lifelong
Seared on the soul with cruel intent n malice verbally or by callous behavior

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Scars of love
Are scars to be glossed over and gloated upon privately

Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what
 happens when the word is made flesh –
Leonard Cohen
 
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931)

It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.
Garrison Keillor (1942 – ), in Salon.com

The scars of others should teach us caution.
Saint Jerome (374 AD – 419 AD), Letter

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach
 the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
Cervantes, The Impossible Dream

Turn your scars into stars – — Robert H. Schuller