Its Scar Now Yours To Love (Blues Poem #12)

"You must earn the right
  to sing the blues


"No high school chorus,
  the hurt you choose"

To wrestle with your demons,
  no safety net in place



Often times it’s zero-sum,
  a blood trail left to trace


You hum those Irish ditties,
  or sing like Junior Wells

When you want those notes to fly,
  you usher them through hell

In the end it may not matter,
  the ending seldom does

What counts is how you stitch that wound,
  —its scar now yours to love

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2017)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on June 23, 2017

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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