Lessons of your past…inspired by my thumb

19 Apr

heal? (Photo credit: atomicity)


All this recent grating of thumbs (see here) and talk of (emotional) healing have got me thinking of the similarities of the two…

With the initial cut
The truth flows out
It stings

In defence you cover it
To stop the stream
To buy some time

The shield comes off
Ripped off or gently peeled

The raw wound is exposed
You have to face it
Let it air
Allow it to breathe

At first it’s alien
To look at- to feel
You avoid moving it
Too scared to hurt again

But in time it gets easier
You adjust
You accept it
And slowly the wound Shrinks

It starts to itch
Reminding you that it’s there
To be careful in future

But it’s healing Slowly
And soon all that will remain
Is a numb scar
A battle wound

In time
Even that will fade
But its still there to remind you
Just less fresh

It becomes a part of you
A permanent mark
Of your journey
Of the lessons
Of your past


Inspired by my thumb and written as part of NaPoWriMo

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Posted by on April 19, 2013 in Poetry


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6 responses to “Lessons of your past…inspired by my thumb

  1. behindthemaskofabuse

    April 19, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    and then you eat pizza! lol On a serious note, what an amazing parallel!

  2. beetleypete

    April 19, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Nice one B. Physical and emotional scars together, good idea. As ever, Pete. X

  3. WyndyDee

    April 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Reblogged this on Wyndy Dee.


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