Beneath the Scars

You’d think a scar would fully mean
The wound has finally healed
Then years go by and suddenly
A festering’s revealed

Mind and heart scroll upon
Themselves a memory deep
“Pain-body” is a term I’ve heard
For wounds, once sound asleep

Then anything remotely close
To the cause of that old pain
Renews the memories of that hurt
One’s defenses grow again

Like dross sloughed off of gold refined
Memories bubbling to the top
Still need acknowledged and then let go
Again until they stop

Pray give them up, do not lose heart
Turn mind to things of hope
Wounds indeed can finally mend
Within God’s healing flow

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