The Scars are just Pain Healed

The Scars are just Pain Healed
The Scars are just Pain Healed

What pain cannot scar the soul’s flesh,
leave remnants of regret,
times passed in struggle of being,
ill-timed circumstances prohibit seeing,
as we travail this path of human life,
and events beyond our will convene
as if orchestrated by some esoteric being,
but in the end providence determines the score,
and we like a twig on an ocean surge,
beg for more of this precious life.

I must relent on fathoming the losses, so great,
why and how I’m parted from what I thought fate,
now to be a reality I did not predict or ask,
but must accept in recent past,
and sorrow rises so often, from the loss I’ve had,
love thwarted as lies distorted truth,
for someone else’s ploy and selfish ruse,
to manipulate for personal gain
and destroy a relationship I held so dear,
all for the want of a jealous heart.

How can people be so mean, so callous,
so heartless in deliberate acts,
to adjust a reality that is not their own,
to, in desperation, elevate themselves,
for vulnerabilities they are prone
at the expense of other’s lives,
I shall never understand these vile acts,
so deliberate in undertaking,
with no remorse
just a self-satisfying vengeance fulfilled.

Pain can be endless, its echoes resounding
within the deep caverns of our soul,
and if we do not let them go,
they will follow us to our graves,
with spite and hatred that sours our lives,
keeps love from sight and embitters a mind,
and in kind holds us to those who oppressed us,
not someone we want at all,
instead we should let them go
with their ignorance and vengeful minds,
knowing that this too will add to the recompense
at some point, they will pay.

Pain is simply an experience from which we learn,
and the lessons gleaned are valuable indeed,
if we live in awareness of ourselves and those we know,
always accepting the flow of life,
be it easy or difficult, our challenges define
who we are and will be, given the potential we foster,
and if we can find forgiveness in our hearts
for those who betray us,
we can be free of the hold they have,
when they try to manipulate our lives.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “The Scars are just Pain Healed

  • August 15, 2018 at 7:20 AM
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    Tony your second stanza resonated with me to the core. I too was punished, all in the name of someone else’s total insecurity and petty jealousies. It ruined a marriage, destroyed relationships with my children. A vindictiveness that cursed me even till now, although I have found much peace the past five years now. Yet it scared me immensely, the loss of a LOVE we thought was going to last forever came to a crashing halt 18 years ago. Insecurity/Jealously in a relationship can be so destructive, sadly it took all those years of pain for me to finally walk out the door with a broken heart and such sadness watching my young children with sorrow in their hearts and eyes for their daddy. It haunts me still today Tony, even though I fight through it, I have my moments where I can’t be around anyone else. I seek the solitude of myself and no one else. So my dear poet, I strongly relate to this masterful piece of work, although it brings to me bitter memories, I still can relate so deeply. I pray that you sir have come to terms with your struggles and loss as well and continue to move forward with your talented life. I did when I was fluently penning work, but as I expressed in an earlier comment in one of your other poems, I struggle now with the loss of my Muse, I am awaiting his return, if he ever does. Peace my friend.

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  • August 15, 2018 at 8:25 AM
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    I’m sure your muse will return, its difficult to join that flow when so many things haunt your conscious mind. Like you one has to let go many things that won’t change and at least find forgiveness to free oneself from the hold that such tragedy bestows on us. Truly, my writing holds me together, the outpouring is cathartic and gives me direction. I pray all finds balance in your life Vincent. I guess this is the life of a writer/poet, as we all seem to have suffered more than most when it comes to the heart. Take care dear friend.

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  • August 15, 2018 at 10:39 PM
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    You are so right about forgiveness, Tony. I was so full of shock, hurt, and pain that I could not heal and go forward. I was so messed up, I went wayward for a few years, not caring about myself. One day, something made me look deep within and I found a softness in my heart that enabled me to forgive. I have grown spiritually so much since then. Once I was able to forgive, love for myself and nature healed me. Scars I have, but each one is stamped with ‘Forgave and Learned’. Excellent work, dear friend. Thank you for sharing. Take care.

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  • August 15, 2018 at 11:14 PM
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    Its the only way we can progress spiritually, in forgiveness. Glad you related and enjoyed my thoughts Phyllis. Take care.

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