What Will You Tell Them.

 

What Will You Tell them.

 

 

 

I have scars,
inflicted at various
times in my life.


From the Marines,
a compound, compressed
skull fracture,

from a job,
a slash across my wrist,
in a inadvertent slip
of a friends box cutter.


Burn scars, and
surgical scars,
they all tell a tale,
that my tiny son,
once wanted to know.


But I was able to explain,
all the many marks
that marred my flesh.
He didn't get to see
the inner scars,
those are easy to hide.


But what will you
tell your two year old,
when she asks,
"Mommy, Why do you have
all those lines on your legs,
and your body??


The truth would be
far too hard for such
a young mind to accept,
and they so like to mimic
the parents they love,.


A lie would require
a tremendous
work of fiction,
that even a child could
grasp and believe.


Remember that,

when the urge to cut

overwhelms you again.


Picture those innocent eyes
and that tiny precious set of lips
pursed in a questioning Why?


There are ointments

that will help hide scars,

vitamin K and E.
There is makeup that will
cover them as well.

Out of sight, out of mind.


I care for cutters,
I have known quite a few,
But whenever I think of them,
I always picture the scars first.
Human nature I guess,
but still I care.

 

©-MFB III

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