Old Scars


Salford, 8th April 2017

A gap in the line of teeth

caused by a toughened Chinese spare rib

hidden by the scarred lip

caught whilst shaving

Mark above the eye

that chickenpox i had to scratch

Lines in the chin – covered by facial hair

caused by a flight without wings

Another Line – Across the foot where i’d fallen and cut it ,

A victim to a stray sharp piece of broken glass

stitchmarks in my head

where the surgeons drilled away

to ease the pesky headache pains

and check the working valve and drain

Lines that tell a tale – of woe ?

A story that has time to grow

to me a tale that means a great deal

as at each stage I’ve had time to heal


Author: inkdropk

Born and Bred in Salford, England - I live a short distance from Old Trafford - Home to Manchester United Football Club. I volunteer at Sale Harriers athletic club and at Imperial War Museum North - where i help as a guide to visitors in the galleries. A blogger, photographer, volunteer and occasional writer.

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