Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Scars

On
my skin,
every scar tells
a story of struggles
survived.

 


- my hat and I had been doing some gardening, when I opened the door to receive a pharmacy delivery. I’m not sure if the delivery person was trying not to stare at my ginormous hat (maybe worried about not being able to escape its gravitational pull). Anyway, while trying to avoid the hat, the delivery person lowered their eyes, and their gaze landed on the not-so-wee scar left behind by my port-a-cath; and they totally froze, which is how I knew they were looking at the scar. To ease the tension, I said, “I got this one during a fight to the death. My enemy didn’t survive my ferocious chemical attacks.” The delivery person did not seem to care much for my chemotherapy jokes. Either that, or they were smiling deep, deep, really deep… under their mask. 🤔

- for Poets and Storytellers United --Weekly Scribblings #78: Micro-writings.

17 comments:

  1. Bravo for the successful battle the scars proclaim! And for your pride and wit.

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  2. I would try not to stare until I could think of a complimental ice breaker.
    That said, you look stunning wearing it in the garden or to the door, I like it.
    ..

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  3. Scars are (generally) seen as a permanent badge of honour in my eyes. I salute you XXX

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  4. I would have laughed, but you know that already. 😂 That's a brilliant elfchen.

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  5. Great attitude, and elfchen. Very appropriate hat to wear gardening.

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  6. Great response, Magaly -- those are indeed your battle scars!

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  7. Elfchen plus notes ..... I could not love this more!!!!

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  8. So you're a scar-counter too? Awesome! The stories they tell!

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  9. Wrinkles tell stories too....you're too young for those yet! Love the hat

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  10. Your haiku is so touching, Magaly. So happy you've won the battle.

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  11. Your are a survivor. Stay Safe

    Much💜love

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  12. Wear them with pride! You have overcome so much.

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  13. I relish every scar and the stories they have to tell. (I am also a hat lover and have one very similar in orange to which I added a very large white flower. I smile every time I wear it because people stare at me and I don't care a whit because it makes me happy) 😊

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  14. You are a brave, honest woman. Love the poem, and the hat!

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  15. I was drawn to the hat's color and then saw the scar. You are a warrior in the good sense of the word.

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  16. You are so beautiful! I love your response! Love you brave soul! Big Hugs!

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