Treasure Island

Apudo Apudo


Better Scars


Behold my skin and my scars
They embrace one another
Like the twilight sky and the stars
Like there was no before; no after

Take a look at my battle scars
You can go ahead and laugh
They are testaments to my labour
Abiding ornaments to my triumph

Respect my callous scars
They conceal a pristine interior
Bruised and buried in the war
Tenderness lying in wait, never afar

My scars don't take cover under my garment
They stand and confront the midday sun
Like white sand washed up on the seafront
And I, am not obliged to run

I have better scars
They cannot be awaken or scared
I have stronger scars
They cannot be peeled back

Submitted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Edited: Thursday, May 02, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Better Scars by Apudo Apudo )

Enter the verification code :

  • Kay Staley (8/25/2014 11:52:00 AM)

    Weakness: Shaking or nonexistent lyrical rhyme scheme. Needs raw emotion, feeling, drastical language, etc. Its to formal with the words like garment, labor, and triumph. Strength: Its a good idea, and the first paragraph is the best....write more like it and then you will have a real poem. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Good circle, hasmukh amathalal
  2. Live with this moment, gajanan mishra
  3. The loss may be, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Stay free from desires, gajanan mishra
  5. G O P....Profiling - The Black Republican, James B. Earley
  6. Destroy not, gajanan mishra
  7. I Have Friends, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. Leave It As That, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  9. Love & Light, Maharishi Deja Vu
  10. Ill winds, gajanan mishra

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]