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A Symphony Of Scars

by Venky

(Photo Credit: Sue Vincent)

Honor the very badge he sacrificed at the altar of love

Paying scant heed to pleas fervent and threats forceful;

The obstinate heart that ignored every why, what and how

The soul that felt with such abdication, so light and delightful.


Dignity and valour metamorphosed into concepts remarkably trivial

Self-esteem and standing eviscerated by a radiant and dazzling smile;

A twirl, a curtsy and a bow for him were spectacles singularly surreal

To catch just a glimpse of her bewitching eyes, he was ready to walk the last mile


Now he wallows in misery known to none since he is a recluse

Racked by pain and remorse, he watches the setting sun and the shining stars;

The Faustian bargain which he unwittingly made offers but no truce

Only time will be the unbiased healer, even though he will be left with his scars.

This is a response to the #writephoto Prompt – Honour curated over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo. Click on the link to read other stories inspired by the image.

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Sue Vincent January 12, 2019 - 4:04 pm

Betrayed by a smile… poor chap.

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Lyn Horner January 16, 2019 - 2:37 pm

What a sorrowful but lovely poem!

venkyninja1976 January 16, 2019 - 3:01 pm

Thanks Much!

Violet Lentz January 16, 2019 - 2:52 pm

Excellent! Oh I loved that!

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