June 29, 2023

Life's struggles has bestowed me with scars,
It's a proud reminder of the arduous battles I had.
Of the stab of words from loved ones,
Of the countless failures that maimed my frail heart,
Of unmet desires that remain buried within,
Of dwindling confidence that defeat brought in.
The fading hope of life's small desires and big dreams.
Life has never been easy for anyone all the time.
It gives one a little joy and takes away some.
It gives one a throbbing pain, deep and agonizing
And glitter of smile and piles of laughter in between.
Many a times, the battle is hard and weary
The scars are deep, hurting and many to count,
But it's a battle worth fighting hard cause,
Life's beautiful moments are worth everything.





By Hansel D'Souza
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Comment on this article

  • Dr. Maria Pais, Manipal

    Sat, Jul 01 2023

    Dear Hansel, scars come in a variety of forms, mostly external and internal. External scars will disappear in the allotted time. Internal scars, however, last a lifetime. But you did a good job of narration. Good Luck

  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 01 2023

    Nice poem but always bring God in between oneself and one's (his or hers) hurts or guilts to erase the scars! As God is ocean of love and mercy.

  • Alan, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 30 2023

    Wounds heal; scars fade away with time..

  • Kedhar, Mangaluru.

    Fri, Jun 30 2023

    Think Hansel is a bit "Confused With Scars".The concluding lines are proof. If life's beautiful moments are worth everything,how can struggles at the outset bestow you with scars?? Got it dear Hansel? You have a flair for words though!Put them in the right places!

  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Jun 30 2023

    No words required to explain the beauty of this Poem.Sure one make out the scars left on ones soul.Wish you further no scars in your life and wish success .

  • Yashaswini, Hubli

    Thu, Jun 29 2023

    Beautiful poem!! The imagery, emotions, and underlying theme resonate deeply!!

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