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Scarred But Unmarred

"Stinging Nettles" - Stasia Burrington, 2012
“Stinging Nettles” – Stasia Burrington, 2012

the world

wounded me

more times than

i’d care

to count –

blistering insults

unfair accusations

heckling

meddling

mean machinations –

and yet:

i am here.

 

the world

treated me

like base dross:

outcast and unwanted

abused and unneeded

taking what

it could,

giving back

nothing;

thieving,

conniving,

ruinous.

and still:

i am here.

 

thrown down

stairs,

stoned and pelted –

yet here

i am:

broken…

…yet not so.

 

driven to maim,

driven to hate,

driven to die…

yet:

i am here.

 

you’ve done

your worst;

taken what

you could –

and you

failed –

horribly failed –

to keep in

mind

a fundamental

truth:

 

i do not

forgive;

i do not

forget.

and yes:

i am here.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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