A Star Is Born

Birch Star

His words and actions

cut deep, with razor-thin precision,

and what is more messy

than bleeding vows?

While she never ordered

open-heart surgery,

she already knows

that her scabs

will make her a


10 comments on “A Star Is Born

  1. Eric says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! (Congratulations, you have received 5 Wow’s out of 5 Wow’s on my Richter Scale) Melody, that touched me. It really touched me. You hit the mark, poet! 🙂

  2. jaels says:

    “Bleeding vows”–been there.

    • melodylowes says:

      I actually thought of you as I wrote, and another friend – that particular pain I haven’t had, but pain in plenty of other kinds. Not too hard to imagine this story…

  3. Heidi Viars says:

    I agree … WOW to the image of the bleeding vows … I can so relate as one who made them bleed … and yet, Christ redeemed and restored and healed … scars are left but look like stars now … this touched me deeply, dear friend

  4. Debbie says:

    Oh my . . .this is another strong poem, Melody! God bless you and that pen of yours!

  5. Ouch! I have a dear friend going through “bleeding vows”. And I believe she is going to come out the other side a “star” as she is not bitter and has turned even closer to the Star Maker. Lovely photo and words, Melody!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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