The Work of a Carpenter

Wounded Tree

You bear scars where life carved lessons into flesh,

but gaping wounds testify to your strength,

not your weakness.

They call you Victor,

not Victim;


not Overcome.

For deeper still than chiselled fate

are the  grooves whittled into

outstretched palms,

naming you one of the Chosen –

the work of  a


14 comments on “The Work of a Carpenter

  1. raburcke says:

    Reblogged this on Ralphie´s Portal and commented:

  2. You are Amazingly talented. Wow

  3. tinamhunt says:

    still pondering overcomer…feel so far from that most times.

  4. lvsrao says:

    Nice narration.

  5. Caddo Veil says:

    Painful and beautiful.

  6. Debbie says:

    What a powerful piece, Melody! Thank you and God bless you, one of His chosen.

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