There are some scars

That are not revealed

They’re hidden deep –


You may forgive

You cannot forget

The hurt permanently resides

Words that leave no scars

Words of cruelty

That cut right to the soul

Where others cannot see

Wounds that forever hurt

From shame you want to hide

The sense of guilt deep inside

Though you know –

You’re not to blame

And all the time you struggle

To act normal to the world

Hiding the scars that scare you

A lifetime of being deprived