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  Trust Knows
by Odin Roark
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Dealing with distance, Iím reminded that this simple virtue of "trust" is perhaps the most illusive.

Trust knows

To not be trusted
Is to be cast
Into a darkness
Where light is never seen
Where the beloved's breathing
Slken skin
Is forever never

Without trust
Time places the me
Beneath covers of awaiting death
Where future is dreamed
Never realized

Those who never know trust
Delude the heart into false motion
Nurturing beats that slowly reverse
Seeking not life
But demise

Is love's only armor
Impenetrable by arrow
Or lance
Or agenda

Wear it on one's lapel
As you drink in the other's eyes
To blink is not an option

Trust knows


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Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 9/29/2012
Great way to phrase degradation, "Nurturing beats that slowly reverse" and I greatly enjoyed "Is forever never." What a conceptual transposition of 'never forever,' this "...forever never." Marvelous. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/29/2012
Very well put and so true. You got me thinking about so many that I trust in. I haven't chosen them all, but fortunately, for the most part, they are very trustworthy, making my life pleasant.

Someone is always there to get me out of bed in the morning and take care of my most basic needs. You can't ask for better trust than that.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/29/2012
Trust is so important especailly in any relationship, when it is broken it takes sooo much to ever earn it back, if it is ever to be earned back. Well written.
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 9/29/2012
trust is of utmost importance, thanks
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 9/29/2012
I enjoyed your metaphoric allusion, a kind of a nod to the apostle Paul, but wonder whether trust is the "only armor" and really how impenetrable by hidden agendas is it, really? I like the optimistic tone your piece takes towards this elusive virtue... yet feel, like most who may agree, that devotion, grace, patience, and selflessness may provide some significant armor to enhance the body of one's love. Also, I enjoyed your unblinking look at the knowledge trust enjoys at the close of this significant poem. Nicely done.

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