Dealing with distance, Iím reminded that this simple virtue of "trust" is perhaps the most illusive.
To not be trusted
Is to be cast
Into a darkness
Where light is never seen
Where the beloved's breathing
Is forever never
Time places the me
Beneath covers of awaiting death
Where future is dreamed
Those who never know trust
Delude the heart into false motion
Nurturing beats that slowly reverse
Seeking not life
Is love's only armor
Impenetrable by arrow
Wear it on one's lapel
As you drink in the other's eyes
To blink is not an option
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|Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader)
|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
|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
|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
|trust is of utmost importance, thanks
|Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE
|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.