Scratches hurt in the beginning,

Slowly they fade into to scars,

Leaving memories that don’t seem to fade,

I thought that the bandages and painkillers would help me recover,

Growing physically stronger and didn’t even realize that I was mentally weak,

Heart hurting and can’t even speak,

Trying to formulate sentences and they rush out into tears,

How do I recover?

How do I recover?

I decided that I will recover.

Scars will empower me,

My memories will create healing for another soul,

The pain was never meant to last forever so therefore I’m not going to let it hurt me forever.


Written By: Marquisha Applewhite

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