What we're made up of is tissue,

What we feel is pain,

What causes pain is emotion

This always gets in the way.

It is what brings us to our knees

And while happiness lasts for a short time,

Pain will last forever.

Pain casts wounds across our mind and body

Only to leave permanent marks as memory,

To remind us what is and always has been

Is just the beginning of it.

These scars scatter across our bodies

And shows others are story,

Whether it be tear stains or cuts,

It originates from the same cause.

To erase these scars is impossible,

But we can make the best of it

And wear it with pride.

Do not exaggerate the number you wear

But where you plan to go

And what you plan to bare,

For these scars are but a shield

That blinds us from the light.