Scrapes

Photo by Angelica Paez

Once the wound is recognized,

Bleeding may be stopped.

Bandages are temporary.

Stiches attempt closure.

Surgery’s outcome could fail.

The magic of the clot

Is never a guarantee

Since cuts, scrapes, and lacerations

Run rampant inside and outside

Body, skin, and heart

 

Wounds aren’t subjective.

This is a misinterpretation of pain.

Wounds are inclusive to all

Bodies, skin, and hearts.

Everyone has had one.

Everyone one will experience one.

Healing cannot begin

Until sutured by compassion

Instead of ruptured

By presumptuous accusations

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15 Responses to Scrapes

  1. Just Joan says:

    “Healing cannot begin / Until sutured by compassion” You have hit the nail on the head with this, Elan. An empathetic listener is the first step in the journey of healing. 🙂

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  2. erbiage says:

    Fantastic. I especially like “sutured by compassion”. Surely healin will thrive with that treatment

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  3. What a lovely thoughtful piece. So glad you shared that

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  4. dornahainds says:

    BRAVA. 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  5. “Wounds aren’t subjective.

    This is a misinterpretation of pain.

    Wounds are inclusive to all

    Bodies, skin, and hearts.

    Everyone has had one.”

    Beautifully said, well done. I really appreciate your blog. I look forward to reading more

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  6. Robyn Haynes says:

    I liked this poem very much

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  7. And yet, we may spend a long time, denying we were hurt, and this just, prolongs our sufferings, and we aren’t even, aware, that we are the ones, keeping ourselves from healing back up properly…

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  8. Wow, beautiful. I especially like, “Wounds aren’t subjective. / This is a misinterpretation of pain” and “Until sutured by compassion.”

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  9. vivachange77 says:

    Yes. Healing begins with sharing the pain and receiving compassion. Beautiful image “Wounds are inclusive of all.”

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  10. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Your poems always speak to me.

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  11. Moving poem of understanding, compassion and wisdom.

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  12. Rae Longest says:

    This poem is absolutely excellent (in so many ways/on so many levels). I really enjoyed reading it. It made me think!

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  13. Well said Elan… Well said ❤👏❤

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