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burn survivor
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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We all carry imperfections and scars.

Some of them are hidden, some of them
are visible.


i look at you.
where you see ugliness
because of your scars...
i see someone who's a survivor.

i look at you.
you want to hide your face.
please, don't turn away...
i see someone who is beautiful.

i look at you.
tears well up in your eyes.
you have cried so much.
i wish i could take some of your pain.

i look at you.
and marvel at your strength.
i couldn't do it.
how much stronger you are than i am!

i look at you.
you think you are a monster?
oh, honey, you're not...
you were burned...you went through hell on earth.

i look at you.
you remember the pain.
i thought i'd lose you...
you came close to dying many times.

i look at you.
courage personified!
you fought very hard,
and i see improvement every day.

i look at you.
you're MORE than a body.
i love YOU for YOU.
what more can i say to convince you?

(C) Copy written, 2004, by Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 3/19/2004
Bravo Karla. Well said
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader) 3/18/2004
So beautifully said, Karla!
Spectacular poetry!

Love, Sheila
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/18/2004
Marvelous poem Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/17/2004
Straight from a golden heart..
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 3/17/2004
good one Karla, a joy to read. love and peace G
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/17/2004
Amazing write Karla...
God Bless and Hugs
P.S I have something for you I will send out A.S.A.P this poem just reminded me of it...
Reviewed by jude forese 3/17/2004
beauty is expressed from the depths of the soul ... beautiful poem ...
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/17/2004
Beautiful poem and emotions Karla.
Reviewed by Sandy Knauer 3/17/2004
Beautiful, Karla. We see what we want to see, and usually what we ARE.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/17/2004
This is excellent. I have worked with burn survivng children and really thank you for this wonderful write.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/17/2004
Karla, the next time you want to write like that other one with the monster theme, you read your own work, herein, hopefully it will change your mind...so now who had the Prolific Proclivity, at least 3 today alone...love to see you Texas Special K twins write...Peace, Ed & rufuz
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 3/17/2004
You can look and see the way you do because there is so much love and understanding in your heart. You make the world beautiful. You see the hurt behind the scars and make them disappear. Your are good, kind, and loving and will always be this way. God bless you. Love and Hugs. Bill xoxoxo
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 3/17/2004
Unfortunately, some people can't see past the scars on their own faces. Fortunately, people like you can. You have helped this person to realize their own self-worth. And that is a true gift.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/17/2004
very compassionate write Karla!
Burns are the worst! Well done!
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/17/2004
The inner person remains....the shell
is scarred...great write Karla..I know
someone who should read this fine poem..
floria
Reviewed by Rose L 3/17/2004
True beauty is well underneath the external scars of body and heart......this is a moving and inspirational poem.

~Rose~
Reviewed by Kevin Mc Crum (Reader) 3/17/2004
very nicely done.
beautiful write and sentiment!
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/17/2004
Karla...you and I must be on a similar wavelength here. I just
penned a poem about the same subject this morning, but will sit
on it for awhile...then revise.
Lots of good expressions in your verse, hon!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/17/2004
This was outstanding Karla, beautiful and so caring, I loved this! So true and so outstanding,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/17/2004
(((Karla)))

What a beautiful, heartfelt poem; this poem made TEARS spring up in my eyes! What a beautiful testiment of love that overcomes all obstacles; a very good and important lesson can be learned from this write! This reminds me of two of my characters, Roberto and M'buti, and the love Roberto feels for his wife, even with her scars and all of the pain she has had to endure! Oh, if only more people could see the TRUE beauty of anyone who has survived burns or disfiguring accidents: these people are HUMAN, NOT MONSTERS! BRAVA for one hell of a fine write; thanks for sharing! This one is going into my library; it's most definitely a KEEPER!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :) >tears <
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/17/2004
This is a marvelous poem, Karla. Well done! Contrary to advertising, beauty truly is far deeper than 'skin deep.' True beauty resides in one's heart and soul.



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