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Trust Issues

I’m going to be quite honest here and admit

that I have serious issues with trust.

I don’t do it -

it’s as simple as that.

Except sometimes, once in a million moons,

isolation, loneliness

drives all sense of reason from my mind

and I do.

Once it was said of me:

‘Child’s mind in a body mature’ -

was that the truth?

I’m really not sure.

But when I do find someone I feel I can trust,

I don’t hold back

but give one hundred percent

and this is an issue

that leads to torment.

No one else is quite so gullible as me;

I need to get to grips with my naivety

and keep my feet on the ground,

not get carried away.

You see words once said

can’t be withdrawn

and are sharp like a blade

or a lethal thorn.

I wish, oh I wish that I’d simply learn

but instead

for your trust I’ll simply yearn.


Submitted: May 17, 2020

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Mike S.

Not a lot of reason TO trust, Hull--excellent!

Sun, May 17th, 2020 5:07pm


Not something I really do any more. Thanks, Mike.

Sun, May 17th, 2020 10:56am

Craig Davison

Trust no-one, I say. No man is an island, except me of course.

Sun, May 17th, 2020 10:45pm


It's a very rare thing for me to do, Craig. Thanks for giving this a read.

Mon, May 18th, 2020 12:18pm

Sue Harris

I must say, the older I get the more cynical I've become, especially with social media, and fake news, its the age of pretence.If you distrust people, then you avoid disappointment... that's my logic!

Tue, May 19th, 2020 8:55pm


Yep, that's how I tend to look at it. Thanks, Sue.

Thu, May 21st, 2020 11:32am

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