Christina A. Sharik

SCARS

I can’t see your scars
when I watch you sleep
They’re not on the outside
They’re buried way down deep ~
Those are the ones I look for
the ones I want to touch
those other ones are skin deep
they don’t hurt as much.

Some people see the outer scars
and quickly walk away;
some people simply stare
and don’t know what to say

But sometimes someone wants to know
how they came to be ~
I can’t see the scars inside;
they aren’t there for all to see~

It’s impossible for you to know
exactly how I feel –
but with all my heart
I’m smoothing them
and hoping that they’ll heal.

Author’s Note: DEFINITION: Scar – A mark left in skin or internal organ by the healing of a wound – the result of a trauma.