John McChord


My scars have faded

But I am glad to wear them

Earn them, show them

The skin I’ve carried

Where there has been pain now beauty grows

Eruptions of life

Those marks once hidden now I will show

I will carry them well

I have lost nothing and gained the entire world


  • Goldfinch60

    Very strong words John, those scars give the experiences in your life that have moved you forward into a better person.


  • L. B. Mek

    life-affirmingly, triumphant!
    a battle cry: statement of intent...
    thanks for sharing

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