Diagnosed Label: Silence

Branded with a tinted mark

Slightly off from the rest

I was told to hide my mark

I was told that would be best.

Branded with a foreign flaw

Slightly off, cannot deny

I was taught to be ashamed

I was taught to belie.

Branded with a healing scar

Slightly off yet still a mark

No longer am I ashamed

I am ready to embark.