Scars of Beauty



Used to be ashamed of them;

Thought they made me less of what I should be;

Constantly covered them up;

Even denied they existed;

But instead of them going away;

The wounds reopened with each new lie;

I bled the more with each denial.

Thought the world’s strongest and most beautiful

Were the ones with no scars to show;

But I learnt that the scars make one beautiful

Because I grew stronger after bearing them;

That I am not damaged goods because I got scarred along the way;

As no lesson learned is greater than the prize;

My scars have taught me more than any script.

(c) Google Images

So I choose not to cover them up anymore;

Life is not fair so a perfect life is just an illusion;

With every fall, I got up more determined;

With every bruise, I took note of the slip;

Scars aren’t mere marks but chapters of my story;

So I’ll own up to and be proud of my scars;

Because they are now my beauty marks.

© Josephine Amoako 2016




10 Comments Add yours

  1. Shaymâ says:

    This is beautiful. A little secret, everyone even the “beautiful ones” have their own scars. Concealing is the world’s way of hiding it.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah, I know. If only they would own up to them, people who look up to them would know it’s normal and not try so hard to hide which ends in detrimental outcomes

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  2. mimispassion says:


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  3. PaulineMary says:

    oh I Love this piece Josephine. So beautifully written

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Pauline! ☺


  4. perfectionhasapriceblog says:

    wow. i love this. i am close to tears. I have lots of scars from when i used to self harm and i am so so ashamed of them, but you are right – “i am not damaged goods i just got scarred along the way”. thank you for this ❤

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad it spoke to you. ☺

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  5. Healing through Photography says:

    This is lovely and so empowering 🙂

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you very much ☺

      Liked by 1 person

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