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Jessica. Kyungeun. Jess.

"I am not a courageous person by nature.
I have simply discovered that, at certain key moments in this life, you must find courage in yourself,
in order to move forward and live.
It is like a muscle and it must be exercised,
first a little, and then more and more.
All the really exciting things possible during the course of a lifetime require a little more courage than we currently have,
a deep breath and a leap"
-John Patrick Shanley

I do not claim the right to these photos
unless stated otherwise.

These are not
battle scars.
These are not
proof of survival.
My riddled body is
not
so poetic.
The fact that they
exist
proves I was
very sad and very sick.
The fact that they
are scar tissued
proves I am
progressing.
This was never supposed to be
poetry.
There is
no
romance
in pain.

Michelle K., Truth About Scars. (via michellekpoems)

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