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BLEMISHES

blemishes

Cover it up cover it up! 

There’s gotta be a product for this 

a product for that 

Eyes. Ears. Skin. Hair. 

Size. Color. Sound. Scent. Feel. 

 

But don’t feel  

bad 

about being told you should feel bad 

about your imperfections 

your Eyes. Ears. Skin. Hair. 

Size. Color. Sound. Scent. Feel. 

 

I bet that model doesn’t feel 

a sinking sense of disappointment 

when she sees the modifications 

on the presentation 

of her Eyes. Ears. Skin. Hair. 

Size. Color. Sound. Scent. Feel. 

 

It’s funny how I can feel 

at twenty-five  

like I did at fifteen 

when I felt like my blemishes 

were too obscene  

& I needed to not be seen.  

not my Eyes. Ears. Skin. Hair. 

Size. Color. Sound. Scent. Feel. 

 

But these blemishes of my  

Eyes. Ears. Skin. Hair. 

Size. Color. Sound. Scent. Feel. 

aren’t all of me.  

They aren’t the whole. 

 

What about the blemishes  

of the soul 

the ones that 

cause me to hurt others 

break hearts & numb my own 

 

There’s One who 

Because of Love  

was blemished to take 

and finish imperfection 

in my soul 

He restored and remade 

me whole again 

both blemished body and soul. 

 

So don’t pay to cover it up 

The cover’s been paid. 

His life laid  

down  

and yours made whole 

You’re beautiful 

body and soul. 

 

 

Author: Hannah
Email: hannahvherum@gmail.com
Author Bio: Hannah V. Herum is a music maker, worshipper, wife, writer, and advocate based in St. Louis, MO. She loves Jesus, people, coffee, culture, and art.
Link to social media or website: http://www.hannahvherum.wordpress.com

 

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