Hidden scars


When did it become so hard,
To tell the truth,
And show our scars?
When did we decide that we,
Must hide our hurt,
Our pain,
And flee,
To distant lands,
Within our heads,
Emotions hidden,
Dulled and dead,
Never to be shared aloud,
Instead we’re silent,
Proud of juggling life so well,
Proud we manage not to tell,
Proud our lives look good to all,
But pride’s what comes before a fall.
And so we hide hurt rather well,
But deep inside it starts to swell,
Until we’re taken with the tide,
Of all the things we tried to hide,
And then our secrets are no more,
Our problems spill upon the floor,
Seeping, sliding making mess,
Whilst others sidestep,
We confess,
We couldn’t manage any more.
We hid our scars but they’re still raw.

By PookyH

Sorrows Coldness
From Beware the Barrenness of a busy Life


20 thoughts on “Hidden scars

  1. A very beautiful verse, and because it is said in truth, we resonate with it deeply. Thank you for that touch. Namaste

    • Otrazhenie says:

      Thanks for your comment, Mark. Yes, this poem does resonate very deeply – probably, with most if not all of us. Very beautiful poem by Pooky. Glad that you liked it. Namaste

  2. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Again a secret beauty of the heart 🙂

  3. Teela Hart says:

    For me, today, it is spot on.

  4. So beautiful but painful. Thank you for sharing it!

  5. İf only who are scarring others knew that they are scaring themselves too. Would they be able to do that still? I WONDER. What a beautiful poem.

  6. Mélanie says:

    some scars never close up… as too deep! we move on, of course, but we can’t forget the pain…

  7. kbfairies says:

    Love the verse so beautiful. People have a lot scars.

  8. PookyH says:

    Thank you for sharing this poem here – it’s so interesting to read all the comments! x

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