Jeremy Lee’s haiku reminds us that a man’s heart cannot be judged by his appearance.
Editor’s Note: Jeremy Lee’s poem contains within it a lesson we all know but one we always need to remind ourselves about. Feel the softness of skin go hard with the traumas of a life lived. Feel the heart, no matter what happens on the outside, always beat on with the breath of love and empathy. People who have been hurt are not immune to hurt; their lotus is always capable of blossoming.
My skin is armor
Hardened by struggle in life
My heart is not stone
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