This is a collaboration post with Bharath Upendra of Bharath’s Banter.

We’ve been working on this since the past few days and finally it’s done.

Here is part one (Bharath’s part).

So, this is what I came up with:

“The marks on the moon enhance its beauty,” they used to say.
And then, they, themselves, used to insult her, for her face was scarred.

Scars are nothing, but mere meshwork of collagen fibres, but still they possess a great significance. They have the power to transcend you into another realm of time, crossing the barriers of past and gone.

These marks have a hidden superpower, to provide stimulus to your mind’s most vulnerable part…the one that holds those memories, buried deep inside. This superpower is indeed quite similar to the latent heat of vapourization of steam which causes deeper burns than boiling water.

Scars have a different meaning for everyone. A different role in every story.

For the warrior who had put up a brave fight, the scar is his pride.

For the mother, who injured herself, while cooking for her family, it’s her love.

For the girl, who was assaulted, it’s her fear.

For the player, who finally won the championship, the scar is her victory.

For the boy, who was bullied, it’s his humiliation.

For the maiden, who wanted to be an actress, it’s the reason for her rejection.

For the woman who ended her relationship, the scars are reminders of mistakes.

For the philosopher, the scar is yet another stroke of the brush of experience, on the canvas of life.

Scars are dangerous. They uglify you, not just your face. Maybe, with some stories behind, maybe with some memories attached, which have been locked up in chests, that you don’t want to open, they haunt you throughout.

Some try to hide those scars, providing a market to all those face-cream companies. While, some ruin their propaganda, by accepting their scars and looking upto them for inspiration. While some, just ignore those scars. Like the magic trick, which makes them disappear if you don’t see them.

Whatever be the approach, but for these people, scars do hold a vital place in their lives.

For commoners, like us, scars are…just scars. Do we always need to overthink? Let’s not do it this time.

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14 thoughts on “Scars

  1. Thank you for sharing!!.. “it is not the image without, but the spirit and love within that matters”.. 🙂

    “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others;
    For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness,
    And for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
    Audrey Hepburn


  2. So many perspectives for a single word. It’s usually boxed as a negative word of bad experience. But I really love how to expanded on its ‘normal’ meaning, if I should say.
    Love poem💚❤


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