Battle scars.

A soldier fighting on the battle field,
with nothing but victory to yield,
across the border away and far,
On his mind and body, he carries a battle scar.

A little girl in the garden, playing.
Everyone can see her laughing and smiling.
Welts on her arms, her own father behind the bar,
on her mind and body, she carries a battle scar.

He was unable to sleep at night,
with so many demons to fight.
Still alive after emptying the pills in the jar,
On his mind and body, he carries a battle scar.

She lived a happy and fearless life,
until she became the demons wife.
From him and that life, now she is far,
On her mind and body, she carries a battle scar.

A dreamer in the world of achievers,
he hardly came across any believers.
Returning home as a lone star,
On his mind and body, he carries a battle scar.

A fiery women left on the street
Helpless, she wishes death to greet.
Some consciences are coated with tar,
On her mind and body, she carries a battle scar.

People battle life everyday,
keeping terrible memories at bay.
They wish those memories to go away and far,
But in the end everyone carries a battle scar.

(Note: It often happens that we end up judging people without knowing anything about them. So before you judge anyone, take a moment to think what battle scars they might have.)

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17 thoughts on “Battle scars.

  1. A.J. Reeves says:

    Very beautiful! It’s so true that we often don’t consider others perspectives and stories as we go through life. Interesting take on seeing all the different things that can leave scars and marks on our life.

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  2. brilliantviewpoint says:

    Agreed, this was a wonderful poem and I liked how you shared his story/her story. It’s true, we all have battle scars for different reasons. Showing compassion and being humble is so important. Too bad the media does not share more stories of people helping each other. Our world would become a better place. Thanks for sharing.

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