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Owning Our Scars by ShinyphotoArt Owning Our Scars by ShinyphotoArt

Owning Our Scars

we walk into the world unblemished,
but we soon find that the world lashes out.
not a life passes
in which a cut is not felt–
be it as light as a paper
or as deep as a sword–
leaving us with unshakeable scars.

so we skulk in the shadows,
slather on cosmetics,
and try to hide the brutal but beautiful
reality that we are all broken.
we are all scarred.

the choice we have is to wear our scars proudly.
not to hide,
but to show that no matter what it does to us,
greater is he who is in us than he who is in the world.

and all scars are precious in his eyes,
because scars speak of pain, yes,
and scars speak of brokenness,
but also of survival and triumph,
victory in the face of adversity.

there is a strength that comes from scars
that we do not find any other way.

so let us embrace our scars,
let us run and jump and dance,
and bear our scars to the world.
let us rejoice that we are free
from hiding, free from shame.

we will turn our jagged faces and battered bodies
to the sunlit sky,
smiling and singing.
owning our scars,
for the scars of the world do not own us.

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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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ShinyphotoArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you my friend:love:
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pjenz Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful :heart:
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ShinyphotoArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you my friend:heart:
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pjenz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so very welcome Heart
 
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BeowulfDoomhammer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Very true. Scars last a long time, some never go away, and some continue to hurt long after they've healed.. But they always mean that whatever it was, you were stronger. :nod:
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ShinyphotoArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: true.and they all remind and teach us something.
I guess pain is something you cannot avoid but same time you learn to cherish something when that pain goes away:)
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DavidMnr Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
colors  and reflection are again great
beautiful:) (Smile) 
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ShinyphotoArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you David,glad you like it:heart:
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DavidMnr Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
it's a pleasure:) (Smile) 
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ShinyphotoArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic photo 
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ShinyphotoArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much Maria flower44 by Luckygay
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're so welcome dear Sani :flowerflirty: lilac heart bullet lilac heart bullet 
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ShinyphotoArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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Applemac12 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful Sani - both the shot and the poem! :aww: :dalove:
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ShinyphotoArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear Vin,i have to admit i love both too:heart:
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Applemac12 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome my dear friend!  Yes I can see why! :aww: :heart:
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