Not All Scars Are Wounded

Xlibris Corporation
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Not All Scars Are Wounded centers the good and bad of human connectionnot only with those around us but just as important within ourselves. At its heart, each poem shares the internal yet eternal conflict between our wanting for everything and our not wanting for anything. In other books, love and heartbreak become poetic themes, revealing how to find oneself and becoming a better person. However, in Not All Scars Are Wounded, these themes tear and unravel into threads to give a better look at who we are and what makes that special to us.
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About the author

David Gilbert is a poet and writer from Dayton Ohio, revealing themes of love and life to uncover the importance of self-discovery and self-recovery. Attending four years at Stivers School for the Arts with a focus on creative writing and receiving his Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree in English, David has learned his craft by understanding the significance of words to provoke fresh emotion and raw honesty. His collection of poetry, Not All Scars are Wounded, is his debut to display his love (and even hate) for life, relationships, and everything else that can break or empower the world.

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Publisher
Xlibris Corporation
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Published on
Aug 7, 2017
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Pages
52
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ISBN
9781543441208
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Language
English
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Genres
Poetry / General
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