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Scars are souvenirs you never lose,
the past is never far.
– GooGoo Dolls

Hey, gang. De (WhimsyGizmo) here, and it’s time again for the Quadrille, when we write a poem of exactly 44 words, including a specific word provided. Today, I’d like you to play with the word scar.

“I have walked a stair of swords,
I have worn a coat of scars.
I have vowed with hollow words,
I have lied my way to the stars.
-Songs of Sapphique” Catherine Fisher, Incarceron

No scars to your beautiful,
we’re stars and we’re beautiful
                               – Alessia Cara


Use it as a verb, noun, or adjective (scarred). Go deep and dark with it, or lighten it up with a little word play or a hyphen:
scar-let becomes a color
scar-city becomes something else entirely

Play with parentheses:
to give it a double meaning.

Use any tense or variation you like: scar, scarred, scarring, scars

Maybe the crescent moon is scarring the sky. Maybe you wrap yourself in your most familiar scar(f) before heading out into the cold. Maybe your scars are so vast and deep, they have become distant stars.

Play around with it, and have some fun. Just make sure to include some variation of the word scar, and write a poem that is exactly 44 words long (not including the title.)

New to the Q? Here’s how to play:

– Write a poem of exactly 44 words, including the word scar (or some variation therein).
– Put your poem on your blog and link back to this post.
– Link it up to our Mr. Linky.
– Visit other blogs. Enjoy some amazing poets. Comment. Come back later this week and write another one, and visit some more. Comment some more. The Quadrille is open all week!