Brian Potthast

Scars - Poem by Brian Potthast

These scars are self inflicted.
Each with their own story.
Each a reminder of pain and suffering.
Always fresh and burning anew.
A constant reminder of what I’ve done.
Things that have happened and things to come.
These scars, the pain, they cut so deep.
Cutting away at not only my flesh.
But taking with them part of my soul.
I’ll never forget what each one means.
Forever to remember these cold deeds.
That come along with so much pain.
Why there here, I’ll never understand.
But each one here is a living brand.
Forcing me to remember the hurt I’ve bared.
Reminding me I’ve been through worse.
Yet there’s more to come.
These scars they hurt me more than some.

Comments about Scars by Brian Potthast

  • (11/12/2005 11:34:00 PM)

    i don't like to feel pity for myself.
    life is short, use your time,
    look at the other side of the coin.
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  • (11/12/2005 6:08:00 PM)

    an honest poem and honesty
    is always to be praised
    and pain
    this matter no one understands
    keep writing fine poems
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 12, 2005

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