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Scars: redemptive reminders of our triumphs...

by PoeticallyPondering9 on May 25, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I have scars on my arms and my heart and sometimes, especially the ones on the faintly beating organ inside my chest, seem to open and let the air cruelly lick their deep cut lacerations, and it hurts, it hurts as if I am burning in Hades' Tartarus. But I try to tell myself that, at least, the hurt lets me know I am still alive and that I am alive because I have conquered; victorious over the blade, I am! And that always gives me hope. And hope is the portal to what lies beyond the scars, what exists beyond the pain.


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