Memories scatter like leaves across the hopscotch paths,
Where scarred wounds open the doors to play
A painful tearing of the nerves tripping the heart strings in a tuneless song,
The sounds of the childish laughs,
The gripping tug of the leg as we fall to the floor,
A close look in the eyes of the distraught, seeing all but no words to call,
Push and pull gravitational taunts
causing the ultimate torture,
Teachers look on while the force is caused,
Crowds watch and cheer as the hurt hide in the corner under their books,
Games of scarring become the bullies new sport,
A trip or a kick of a person is the latest pitch ball,
How many times a kicking they can score,
Two kicks in a knee jerking brawl,
The playground spins a circle while I lay down in a dazed state of mind,
The scarred memories will soon become a permanent picture.
The scars that take longest to heal..
Are the ones you cannot see.
KL Merchant is a published poetry author, and unsigned musical performer; Bringing her stories and characters to life, she loves anything mysteriously spooky and strange. Specialising in classical gothic emo fairytale celtic mythology. She grew up reading and admiring the works of R.L Stine, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and Tim Burton. The Goosebumps books were the theme of her life. Her favourite stories were; 'The Blob That Ate Everyone', 'My Best Friend Is Invisible' and 'Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns', which later inspired her to write haunting lyrics for her story soundtrack albums. KL Merchant has published her Blood Lines; supernatural haunting futuristic poetry collection which is an anthology consisting of eight series, including a magazine edition. One of her prized poetry pieces, 'Access Denied' got chosen to feature in the Spillwords Press '13 Days of Halloween' series in 2019. Her music & poetry has aired from then on, across TFSC Radio, Indie YFM Radio, BroRadio, GrimRock Radio, RadioWhat & many more.