Monday, December 2, 2019

Scars Are Armor

 embraced scars
make the best armor
of living

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- originally shared last year, right before the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, the blog where I first shared my poetry, closed. Thankfully, the site remains open as an archive, so I didn’t wail too violently. Still, I do miss it...  I wrote this senryū for a prompt where Rommy asked for poems brewed out of “words to live by”. I chose the words scars and armor. And since I just got a brand new scar, it feels just right to re-share this bit on Poets and Storytellers United (Writers’ Pantry #35: Change Happens (for the Better, Let’s Hope) Aug, 2020)

57 comments:

  1. Scars are so much stronger than skin. It is a life survived and lived.

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  2. They do indeed, love this from your lovely perspective!

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  3. This is a stunner of a senryu. We are wise when we make our armor from the proof of our strength to survive.

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  4. So utterly true and beautifully spoken Magaly!!

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  5. Yes indeed. Scars are our armor!

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  6. Scars certainly show you have lived your life and understand it more. Experience is so valuable, at times it may hurt but it sets you up to experience just about everything. You certainly know this far more than most Magaly.

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    1. Someone once told me that "experience is currency". AndI totally believe it.

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  7. How true, we should never be ashamed of our scars for they merely are the signs we have lived a life filled with both good and bad and we are strong.

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  8. All good things must come to an end, they say.

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  9. Scars knit the skin together again, so we must embrace them. Well said, Magaly.

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  10. Powerful words of a powerful woman. I salute your strength and wisdom.

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  11. Yes!!! Powerful and beautiful! Big Hugs!

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  12. Much wisdom here – whether the scars are physical or emotional. (And perhaps all scars are both at once?)

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  13. Yes, I too was so disappointed that Real Toads folded I really loved that posting site.

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  14. I remember this stunning senryu, Magaly, and am just as knocked out by it this time as I was the first time I read it.

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  15. True. Takes a lot of courage, though! Much appreciation for those who do it.

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  16. Each day breaks: like an egg we learn to make omelet of our lives
    Happy Sunday Magaly

    Much💝love

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  17. Perfect. Every word counts and amounts to a whole big truth/feeling.

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  18. Armor written directly on the skin--powerful image!

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  19. Glad you brought this old favorite of mine out for a whirl. LOL, even more delighted that my prompt played a part in it coming to being.

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  20. Scars are badges of courage. None of us experience life unblemished. It's what we do with the scars that matters, as you so eloquently express it.

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  21. scars can be badges of courage.
    certainly body armor. :)

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  22. Wow. Thought provoking in such few words...I'll see my scars in a new light for sure.

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  23. Scars are proof of our life. This causes me to touch my own scars and remember...

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  24. I got scars, you got scars, all of God's children got scars! :)

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