Friday, July 07, 2006

Betrayal


Trust is Blind
Love is Blind
Closes your eyes
Your mind

Sends you gliding
Warm hand guiding
you Into a zone
Of Never Alone

But the blind are
So vulnerable, are
So easy to hit
So betrayal hits
so deep, and spits
In the face of our
Dignity, our
Ability to
Trust, to
Love

It opens our eyes
Yet leaves us in the dark



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24 Comments:

Blogger Limey2001 said...

OMG dont you know it!!

July 10, 2006 6:16 PM  
Blogger Shopaholic said...

hmmm...yes, well said.

July 10, 2006 7:29 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Cool pic! Nicely expressed.

July 10, 2006 8:15 PM  
Blogger Bonnie B said...

And yet we can come through the darkness with a stronger heart and better vision----

after what for many of us a torturous, bitter nightmare of a battle to escpae the darkness-- getting out gracefully now that is the hard part

July 10, 2006 9:31 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

Great writing.

I think that while they may have been betrayed before, they shouldn't lose hope in others that are out there Are trustworthy.

July 10, 2006 9:55 PM  
Blogger kasamba said...

Amazing.
Powerfully descriptive.
As always beautifully written.

It hurt.

July 10, 2006 10:35 PM  
Blogger bellanny said...

Unfortunately I can relate, but I haven't lost all hope. I can't lose hope because then there would be nothing left.

Beautifully expressed as usual.

July 10, 2006 10:43 PM  
Blogger A Frum Idealist said...

Isn't it amazing?

The ones we love the most are the ones that are most able and capable of hurting us. It makes sense if you think about it deeply.

July 10, 2006 10:50 PM  
Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

that hits a spot...
great writing as always!

July 11, 2006 1:55 AM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

Great image, it coveys the intent of the poem very well.

July 11, 2006 3:40 AM  
Blogger chaverah said...

wow, nice poem,and so true. you can never trust anyone FULLY and opne your heart FULLY b/c then you have the vulnerbility of getting hurt.

July 11, 2006 3:51 AM  
Blogger exsemgirl said...

With great risk comes great oppertunity.

You cannot gain something as valuable as love without great risk. Nothing worthwhile ever came easily.

Yet once your trust has been abused you are damaged for life. You never give it again so easily or completely.

July 11, 2006 5:57 AM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

you cannot gain something as valuable as love without great risk, but if you keep taking those risks and trusting and being damaged in an attempt to find love, you may end up losing your chance when the right time comes..

it's true that we grow from all experiences, but some growth has short term benefits and huge long term diasvantages...

great post david

July 11, 2006 8:14 AM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

i know...

July 11, 2006 8:28 AM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

following on Mookie's comment

to laugh is to risk appearing a fool

to weep is to risk appearing sentimental

to reach out for another is to risk involvement

to place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule

to love is to risk not being loved in return

to go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure

But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn to feel, change, grow or love.
Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave. He has forfieted his freedom. Only a person who takes risks is free.

(by: anonymous)

July 11, 2006 8:34 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Limey...
Thank goodness I havent felt it that much in my life..but I know how it feels.

shop..
Thanks

socialW
Thanks...

bonnie b...
everyone chooses to react to the darkness differently...Youve expresed the ideal means of dealing.

lvnsm...
No question..the loss of trust in others is one of the worst damaging effects betrayal has..

kasamba...
Thanks...
sorry didnt mean to hurt you..heh

bellany...
" I can't lose hope because then there would be nothing left."
great line...
You really have to believe in trust and love...its not easy

AFI...
It really is. Those that love us have the ability to hurt us in such profound ways. Thats why the news is full of people murdering their ex gfs or wives..or commiting suicide etc...

sarah...
Thank u

Prag...
Thanks..I think so too

Chaverah...
Yes..and yet a part of us instinctivcely wants to trust another person...

exsem...
Thats so true.
I think as a child ..your whole existence is based on trust and love...and we become dependent and it creates a comfort zone that we try to recreate our entire lives.

anonm00kie...
Thanks...
Well if it didnt have such a blissful upside I dont think anoyone would be taking that risk.

theonly...
what an apropos comment..
Sometimes we have to risk appearing like a fool..for love
Thanks.

July 11, 2006 11:17 AM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

a fool for love -
ye..
done that more times than i can count..

July 11, 2006 12:17 PM  
Blogger It's All Good Now said...

It boils down to the age old question of is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. For those who have never been in love, most would say that it's better to love and lose. For those who have nursed a broken heart, most will tell you that it's not worth the pain.

July 11, 2006 1:48 PM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

hey david -
what happened
i suddenly see two posts before this one here
that i didnt notice before
it's like you're posting backwards..
what's up?

July 11, 2006 4:53 PM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

it's all good -

better to have loved..

July 11, 2006 4:53 PM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

ohhh, dave
i think they are some old ones, right?

July 11, 2006 4:55 PM  
Blogger Scraps said...

Life hurts. And the ones who hurt us the most are the ones we love the most. But yet, if we stop loving, we are the ones who lose the most.

July 12, 2006 12:05 AM  
Blogger student said...

as always a fabulously written post, it hits the nail right on the head.
pretty much everything i wana say has been said...thanks guys..

July 12, 2006 7:13 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

theonlyway...
Those are the best kinds of fools

itsallgood....
I suppose...but thats letting fear control ur life...

scraps...
well said

student..
Thanks

July 12, 2006 10:28 AM  

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