SCARS UNSEEN I had a scab Everywhere I went It itched I scratched It pulled when I bent. Don't pick that scab! You'll get a scar! But what to do About those on the heart? I didn't get that Falling from a bike From ice skating Or tripping on a hike. How did I get it? So what, who cares! But don't you want to know How it got there? The heart was broken It was a mess Could you do more Should've done less? How insensitive! How cruel you are! You don't care How I got this scar! I do care But look around What do you see When looking down? A frown on your face Instead of a smile You trudge through inches I jog for miles. The scar is important For learning, no doubt But what might happen If you let it out? While the scar took over Look what you missed A house, with kids Your lips are kissed. Outside, what awaits? Mars and stars? Cars, trains, planes! Sunshine, rainbows But they come with rain. Laughter, parties Friends, years But we don't live forever So those come with tears. The scar is there The scab you picked But neither would be there If your life weren't lived. The scar is a mark Not who you are Quit living for it Bring peace to this war.