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Trust

I trusted you

to have my back

be there

I

would have

taken

a bullet for

you

I

loved

you

unreservedly

wholeheartedly

sought

to see

the best in

you

did not

return the favour

fault finding

in all I did

When I needed

you

left

me

to swim or sink

betrayal

comes

in many guises

not just infidelity

I  thought

you

would be the

last man standing

I offered

you

my heart

you

broke

trust

is not

just another

word

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Pain (2)

 
Pain arrived in all shapes sizes by foot car on two wheels
Gathered round a circle physical emotional mental spiritual
We introduced ourselves spent the morning giving the respect due
 
It comes and goes like a regular with a loyalty card we spend
Christmas birthdays weddings funerals anniversaries together
and the nothing days I am afraid to over-identify cos then
you may like fish overstay your welcome and smell
 
Yet if I don’t make up the spare bed
you may turn against me increase the suffering
so like a difficult great-aunt I meet you at the station
wrap blankets round you sit you by the fire offer a hot mug of tea
feed you roast beef to appease and as the
light fades drug you with my finest Scot single malt
 
The best sages have taught us to embrace
what we can not change some things are simply
out of our control not what it seemed so
make peace with the demons in your head that dull ache in
your heart
 
take note of the baregnarled branches through the triangular
pane in the wooden ceiling the large french doors letting in light
beauty the garden full of life growing under the dark soil the
robin with the red breast a rare sight now perched on the
bird feed grounding me to Mother Earth to the rest of humanity in
their pain and joy I take a deep breath in out in out all comfy on
cushions with a blanket over me lying down eyes closed for a
moment I have been a negligent hostess
 
Pain departed in all shapes and sizes on foot by car on two wheels
back to their own lives physical emotional mental spiritual
same time again next week we meet to pay homage
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