Life Stains

We are born in simple purity
As the texture of our life unfolds
Life stains leave their markings
Unrelenting, joy, sorrow, hurt and hope

Each stain an unique colour and form 
That seeps into our inner soul 
Leaves its pattern outwardly
Bright and visible, subtle and faded  

We bear these stains throughout life
Lightly, heavily, internally, externally
They colour and shape our life alone
Till we depart pure again