A Leaf to Turn

burnt edge

Life has hurt you; I can see

The scars from where you’ve burned –

If you’ll let go, that frailty

Could be a leaf to turn.

For something new to grow again

Where only wounds have bloomed,

The old must drop; there, space obtained,

Spring’s vigor can resume.

So say good-bye to autumn’s jaws,

To fronds aglow with strife;

For after Winter’s healing pause,

Your soul will burst to life.

 

 

 

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The Beauty in the Mess

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Within each crease, beneath each scar, and etched in every vein

Her petals form a tale alive with hope carved out of pain;

Though deeply marred, disfigured, torn, her beauty proves to me

The choice to bloom despite her wounds is what has set her free.

I read within imperfect folds a novel penned by grace,

For harshest hurts transformed, redeemed, become the very place

Where subtle hues and fragile scent, those glories forged by stress,

Release our truest, highest self – the beauty in the mess.

 

 

Wrinkles

apricot daylily

Her heart of hearts records the pain,

Places where deep scars remain;

Damaged tissues bear the strain,

Warped and twisted soul.

Kissed by Light, and coaxed by rain,

Wounded places bloom again,

Every scar croons fresh refrain –

Wrinkles make her whole.

The Mark

broken

 

Scarred.

Withered,

defective,

broken, battered –

but boldly blooming.

Consider each fracture

proof you are alive;

count each blossom

audacious

beauty

mark.

Prison Break

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One day sun will melt the bars,

Open doors and mend the scars,

Free your spirit from your chains –

Winter’s just the labour pains.

Cracks

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He plastered cracks

with thin veneer,

deflected scrutiny

with hollow jokes

.

to laugh the scars

away; but meeting

Love has peeled his

bark’s resources,

.

stripped bare his

polyurethane.

Terror and pleasure

co-mingle in this

.

tango, the steps

of which elude his

balance;  baring

all, he stands naked

.

and shivering, but

for the first time,

cracks are letting

the Light of life in…