If my ribcage were a wishbone…

If my ribcage were a wishbone,
To give a second chance,
To my battle scarred heart,
Or I had some magic potion,
To heal all my bleeding wounds,
I would be tempted to use them all,
To once again, feel new and whole.

But I would fight past my temptations,
And wear my battle scars with pride,
As blood drips down my battered body,
With bullet holes and arrows hanging,
I shall hold my head high,
For all the battles, I valiantly fought,
I survived, and I thrived.

It would be easy to forget it all,
Patch up the scars and wear a mask.
But why would I ever choose to pretend,
When I have a glorious story to tell?
I don’t need magic to heal me,
I’m magical, and so is my journey.

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61 thoughts on “If my ribcage were a wishbone…

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Brad! Really means a lot to me. We truly are a culmination of all our experiences, they shape us and make is who we are. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Joe. So glad you liked it. And wow!! I admire your work. Take care of yourself and the children. You’re such a beautiful person. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      1. Shreya Joshi says:

        I’m so much better now. About the poetry collection, it’s on halt. Got a new job… Soo…
        πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
        Seems like I’ve been out of WP for soooooo long! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  1. gldn2th says:

    Yet another beautiful poem where WOW seems too weak.
    I wonder if Roget made a thesaurus of superlatives, I need one If I wish to continue commenting on your most excellent work wothout being too redundant.
    Thank you for all your hard work, and all you do.

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      1. gldn2th says:

        I’m well, wishing for more than well for you.
        Fortunately there is still a good portion of your old posts I haven’t yet read, so I still get my regular “fix”.

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