When I am told I’m damaged goods
I never try and deny it –
For one can’t live within this world
and not be altered by it.
There’s nothing in this universe
Which stands separate and alone,
And when any matter interacts
some changes will be shown.
So it goes with our feelings too,
And the substance of our minds –
For when we receive a mental wound
there’s damage left behind.
So wear those scars you’ve earnt with pride;
They’ve made you who you are,
They don’t betray how you think you failed, they
celebrate that you got this far.
(Inspired by #MadVerse prompt We All Have Secrets)