Shawn L. Bird

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trust November 24, 2010

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:51 am
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She trusts him
-the truth of him
–the truth of them

but she fears
the helplessness
-having watched him
unfold and unravel
under eyes that glowed
with glorious attention.

Temptation trails closely
behind such glowing eyes
and apparently intelligence

and good intention
are not always
adequte protection
from ampilified admiration.

That’s the truth of them

-the truth of him

–the truth of trust.



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29 Responses to “trust”

  1. Love the way you wend truth and temptation together
    thoughtful poem
    I often wonder does love always conquer all???

    thanks for sharing with One Shot – glad to have you visit today

    Moon Smiles

  2. A captivating tale of trust. Beautiful work.


  3. Steve Isaak Says:

    Life-smart/-balanced tone and message, good structuring/line breaks.

  4. the truth of trust is indeed a great end to this piece…without trust is there a relationship…thanks for sharing Pete

  5. hedgewitch Says:

    Love is supposed to cast out fear, but somehow it always seems to creep back in–and your point is well taken–intelligence is no protection at all from attraction–from admiration, maybe, if it’s one-sided…a nice layered and well written piece.

  6. dustus Says:

    Love the cadence and repetition in your lines—the truth of trust = thought provoking, especially given the context of the lines preceding it. Enjoyed reading your poem. Cheers

  7. Shashi Says:

    Interesting take on good intention and admiration..
    Beautiful words…

    ‘apparently intelligence
    and good intention
    are not always
    adequte protection’
    I liked this one…

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  8. Reblogged this on Shawn L. Bird and commented:

    A poem originally posted November 2010 for your reading pleasure.

  9. summerstommy2 Says:

    Central to every relationship is trust. When someones tells you that you have lost their trust it is devastating. Beautifully written Shawn.

  10. youfriendrandall Says:

    I hope I’ m not completely off base with what this is about, but what I see from “them”, is that there isn’t any real trust. That is sad 😦

  11. don’t worry, love is the final irresistible impulse, the final immovable object. lovely poem, good work

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  13. quarksire Says:

    yeah so true…to me…ur valid points…the ugly head of fear”false evidence appearing real:” mosta da time ,,an trust,,,big topic lol..long morning to think on that one thx…..hope u had a great birthday! since ur older than half as old now lol..or does it always remaing the same hehe……chow y namaste’ 2 u frum…….q

  14. Christina Says:

    glorious attention, amplified admiration…those things that dim with the passing of years when we stop seeing “love” and start seeing each other.

  15. Julia Says:

    Reblogged this on Thrudvangr and commented:
    I’m reblogging this for Day 6 of July for Loki.

  16. Reblogged this on Before Change, Comes Chaos. and commented:
    I’m reblogging because it’s for Loki and it’s awesome.

  17. “and good intention
    are not always
    adequte protection” indeed!

  18. under eyes that glowed
    with glorious attention….

    Great lines and a fantastic poem.

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