We are all Damaged


We are all damaged.
The pain and hurt that we suffer never really leaves us.
The scars are there forever to remind us of what could have been right,
remind us of what should not have been wrong.

We are all damaged.
We look for shelter, we look for relief, we look for sustenance.
Within ourselves, outside ourselves.

We are all damaged.
Pain is inflicted upon us. We inflict pain upon someone else.
We are victims and perpetrators.
We look for self-serving solutions at the cost of crushing not bodies but souls.

We are damaged because we think we can move on from pain.
But we are really just moving on from something we cannot fix.
Moving on from something that we have failed or something that has failed us.
It is never bad to move on. Clinging to pain is not life.
But moving on to reduce your pain, while leaving somebody else in greater pain, is no moving on.
You move on, you crush a spirit.
We are all damaged.

A word or an action can bring on the damage.
A work or an action can dispel the damage.
It’s the choice that determines our every step.

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6 thoughts on “We are all Damaged”

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