We are forever part of you,
a reminder of something that used to be.
We are here no matter what you do,
on show for all others to see.
An act of immaturity,
whilst trying to impress a girl.
A weakness in your security,
as you watch scarlet drops unfurl.
Your friends and loved ones ask,
'How on Earth did you get that?'.
Hiding us from them is quite a task,
as you mutter 'Got it from the cat'.
Yes we know your darkest fears,
because they're our mother.
For we are born from your blood and tears,
as you hurt it's your problems that you smother.