How Many?

How many walk wounded,

hiding scars day by day

under layers of freshly formed

capabilities, ignoring the dull

insistent ache of the past?


How many limp in new shoes,

declaring that they walk

a different path today,

cleverly disguising that limp

with a confident stride?


How many smile through pain,

as pushed away

memories replay on an endless

loop through their minds

forgotten but not forgotten?


How many?

I dare not count,

but when I see you smiling

and walking with that confident stride,

bearing your credentials like a badge

of new humanity,

I wonder if I see you at all?


I wonder if I see me…


About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and 2 lovely grandsons). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off! I love walking, swimming and photography, I dabble with paint and poetry...
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