If you live long enough
You’ll have some scars,
From the near and far,
From inside the home
And from the outside,
Where strangers meet
And greet and eat you!
But then you will learn
To walk miles of trials
And burn all the trash
At every turn each day
Along the way and say,
‘Hello light and dark,
Sun, moon and stars!
Shine on all my scars,
So bright in my sight!
After all, I’m full alive
In this world beehive!’
And so there will be . . .
Scars and Stars
Note: Previously published in August 2016. Hope you enjoy! Blessings to one and all!
18 thoughts on “Scars and Stars”
“And they shall have scars at elbow and foot” Dylan Thomas with a typo.
Love it, Roger! 🙂
Wat a beautiful n thoughtful poem : )
But I must this is little sad and no wonder!, bloom doesn’t happen with out gloom.
My dear Jonathan,
I agree with you!
Innocent and simple people suffer a lot and more than a common man!
Are those scars that make us close to those glittery objects at night?
This made me think.
Take care dear one
Ah! Those scars can, indeed, make us close to those glittery objects at night… Thank you so much, dear Jyotee! Blessings to you!
This is beautiful, Jonathan. I like it very much. 🙂
Thank you, Mitch! Blessings to you! 🙂
Burn on my scars! 🙂 So true. The scars keep happening. But the stars keep us going 🙂
Yes, scars in life radiantly illuminated can be ~ and often are ~ amazingly beautiful… Thank you for your comment. All the best to you w/blessings!
Oh to overcome the huddles of life……and still have the ability to smile and live…
Indeed! 🙂 Thank you so much for reading and commenting! All the best to you w/blessings!
I love it. I have scars. They are my beauty marks because they remind me that I survived. Thanks for sharing.
Indeed! I’m so glad you liked this poem and can identify… Thank you so much!
Thanks. You’re welcome.
This is so profound again, Jonathan.
If you have time…This is my take on stardust and what I believe the stars do…https://kruidroermenietje.wordpress.com/when-souls-connect/
Thank you so much … And I’ll have a look-see at your take on stardust! 🙂
Thanks Jonathan 🙂
Very good … Loved it! 🙂
And know I feel humble…XxX