Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

poem-distrust October 17, 2015

There was something.

There was something in that bombastic laugh

that set a tingle up my spine,

something not quite right that climbed out from behind your eyes,

incised the benefit of the doubt.

There was something that kept me holding back

long before your strange attack.

Perhaps my intuition,

just knew it wasn’t safe to trust?

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28 Responses to “poem-distrust”

  1. hooklineandinkwell Says:

    your use of literary devices gave this great flow and you capture the essence of distrust quite well…great piece

  2. chris jensen Says:

    Mrs. Bird, you are probably one of the most trusting person in this human world!

  3. Melody J Haislip Says:

    ALways trust your gut!

    • I have a good one. Friends’ boyfriends I didn’t like, always let them down. (Often, the boyfriends I did like, were let down by my friends!) lol Guts are good. Chicken entrails not withstanding.

  4. howardat58 Says:

    Brilliant ! I had to read it again to find the rhyme.

  5. There have been those I feel that I failed, and chances are they have continued to fail themselves. Still, here I am, teaching a new group.


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