Liilia Talts Morrison

Gold Star - 4,968 Points (August 20,1937 / Estonia)

Marked For Life - Poem by Liilia Talts Morrison

My skin does not display tattoos
Nor piercing dot my nose
I may look like a passerby
But I am marked for life

My leg does not show branding scars
Nor handcuff scabs on wrists
No blisters dot my even skin
Nor scars from jail melees
I may look like a passerby
But I am marked for life

I do not limp from twisted bones
No beatings from man's hand
My knees have not felt pilgrim pain
From climbing Mount Royal
I may look like a passerby
But I am marked for life

You cannot see my heart or soul
Nor comprehend my yoke
Though on the outside I am free
Of earthly signs or bonds
I may look like a passerby
But I am marked for life

One night the Lord asked me to serve
And I have done so since
I still look like a passerby
But God has marked my life.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I watch heavily tattooed people, realizing they are marked for a long, long time. So am I, but my marks are on the inside.

Comments about Marked For Life by Liilia Talts Morrison

  • Margaret O Driscoll (1/7/2016 4:45:00 AM)


    Liilia, knew I had happened upon a most special person, most special poet, so spiritual, so meaningful! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 9, 2012



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