Scars Have Names


This is a result of,

Failed relationship.

Located here is,

A friend turning back.

Seen here in this spot,

Malicious witness.

This prominent mark,

The abandonment.


I carry many scars,

Some deeper, more visible.

Each denotes place, event;

All left by those held dear.



About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on December 10, 2014, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. But how they help you write!

  2. Its very true, then only love hurts, but no more so than the absence if it, wishing you Peace Joy & much Love x

    • That’s a great point. Maybe even living without the occasional pain or scars it leaves, would make life less rewarding and fulfilling. Love can hurt when its lost but being without it would remove much of the meaning of life.

  3. landwanderingland

    There are also scars you can’t see. I love this poem.

  4. Scars have names? Most definitely…

  5. Nice! That one spot with infinite implications, powerful image.

  6. awesome and touching write! I love good poetry.

  7. I was blown away by the very title! *sniff*…

  8. We are all on the edge, John
    as you know i dig your writing,

  9. Thank you, Laz! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I look forward to more from you as well!

  10. My scars are way too numerous to ever name, yet I know what you mean. If I could name them, I probably would.

  11. The last line…. Yeah. Our guard is down.

  12. I’ve always written about how scars have stories, but never names. Thanks for giving me a new outlook on scars. πŸ™‚

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