We all have scars, we all have pasts,
Stories that have been told,
Faces that have been forgotten,
Kisses that have been lost,
And smiles that still haunt us.
We all have footsteps spread around,
Footsteps that have been erased,
Marks that have been preserved.
We all have things we’ve left behind,
Memories that still ache,
Screams we still wish to release,
Tears we have shed in days far gone.
We all have holes that have made us whole,
Scars that have made us human,
Aches that have made us feel,
And tears that have taught us to love.
Because a love so pure can only come like that,
Polished and refined by wounds we still carry.
Because some things we forget,
Some things we carry forever,
Some things we just let go,
And some things become treasures forever.
Written by Cristina Nogueras © September 4, 2013.