Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NOV PAD - Day 5 - Scars

photo by PSC/Nov 2013


No concealer could hide

the scars inside.

No hand raised in anger

would ever best those verbal beatings,  

word-wounds, alcoholic accolades.

Nary an asylum from mincing razor repartee,

nor any refuge from box-cutter rebukes;

only a perpetual hiding

for which there is

no make-up.

for Robert Lee Brewer's November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge - Day 5:


  1. Oh my gosh. Powerful stuff, this, and brilliantly penned. WOW.

    So good to see you back out-n-about, my friend!

    1. Thanks, Marie! I SO appreciate your stopping by to read & comment. Having a hard time getting back into a writing routine, but it's nice to be missed :-]