Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Not Quite Faded













You carry the visible remnants
of pain endured,
fissures closed,
wounds still healing.
My blemishes mask hidden
tarnished through tears,
sullied in sleepless nights.
Scarred, broken—
two fractured halves
struggling to become whole again.

Don’t look too close,
    you may still see the cracks.

© Ginny Brannan 2016

Linking to d’Verse Poets Pub, where we are sharing our “Scars,” both seen and unseen.  This is a Quadrille, a new form for me, a poem of exactly 44 words.
Come on by and check out what others have shared!


18 comments:

  1. Struggling to be whole again, I love this line ~

    How lovely to see you at D'verse Ginny ~ Hope you are well ~

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    1. Thank you, so nice to see you again too!

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  2. Scars seem to be evidence that we are trying to become whole again.

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    1. Exactly! Reminders of how far we've come.

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  3. So hard to mend what's broken... Like porcelain, a broken cup will never be as new...

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    1. Thankful that we are not made of porcelain. Hopefully we learn from that which has shattered us, and come back stronger, or at least more savvy for it!

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  4. I love the cracks. They're how the light gets in.

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    1. So true, even if we don't see the light at first.

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  5. We all carry our scars, some more visible than others. Wonderful writing, Ginny. xx

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    1. Every trial we look back upon inspires us to heal, to grow, and shapes the stories and words we share.

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  6. "Don’t look too close,you may still see the cracks." So true. Well written quadrille.

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  7. Leaves me feeling infinitely sad, Ginny, with just a mote of hope. All the more effective for all that.

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    1. Ah, but hope is the thing that keeps us moving ever forward, isn't it? Appreciate you stopping to read and share a thought, John.

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  8. Love the picture, we all have those fractured aspects in our lives.

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  9. This is such an evocative write...❤️

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  10. Heal;ed but not quite - perfectly described.

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  11. A marvelous piece...things never seem to fit back perfectly together, do they? Very interesting idea rendered so artfully.
    Steve

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Thank you for reading my poetry and sharing your thoughts.