Pretzel Logic – Trust



a bit like the outer crust,

crisp and sound,

it keeps you


them around.

You believe

the words they say

you, well they

would not


No, they care,

their word is true;

never would they

harm you.


But kind of like

that pretzel crust,

trust is fragile,

turns to dust.


That pretzel twist

and there’s a secret

come to light,

why did they keep it?

Now you know,

that trust is shattered;

for it’s so clear

you never mattered.

False spoken words,



have robbed you

of self-worth.

Suspicions now


not just of those

but all around.


A pretzel twist

but this one’s slow,

it takes so long

for trust to grow.

Will you ever


all those doubts.

Will you give someone else

a chance?

Always lingering,

that chance of lies,

you don’t want

another bad surprise.

But someone


you feel is true,

that they will never

lie to you.


Pretzel logic;

trust – with friendship is a must,

deception – turns that to mere dust

in future – will you dare to trust?


Submitted: August 01, 2018

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Mike S.

Excellent, Hull, but I hope this isn't about me?

Wed, August 1st, 2018 6:14pm


Nope, not at all, Mike. You, I do trust.

Wed, August 1st, 2018 11:24am

Jeff Bezaire

Another great piece of pretzel logic, Hully! You nailed it! After reading your last short story and being transported back to high school, this piece perfectly fits into that same time frame too.
I'm much more careful as an adult who I trust and what I trust certain people with. I'd rather a small circle of true friends than a crowd of sycophants and back-stabbers who are only friendly to your face.
I'd say you're as good of a judge of character as any of us, Hully. None of us get it right all the time and we have to pick who we open up to with what, but you're not a steel vault with no way in; you are friendly and also open enough on first meaning that you're neither prickly or combative.

Wed, August 1st, 2018 6:57pm


Thank you, Jeff. I'm not one to trust many, too often I've been tricked by deceivers. And even now, I am clearly no good judge of character. It takes time but I have found a couple of people on Booksie that I can think of as friends.
There will be another four or five of these posting in the next few days.

Wed, August 1st, 2018 12:02pm


Brilliant work, Hully... creativity at its finest!

Thu, August 2nd, 2018 2:07am


Thanks, jaylisbeth. I've got a few more of these to post yet.

Thu, August 2nd, 2018 10:03am

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