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On broken shards

He walks on eggshells
whenever she’s around
While she,
has been walking on broken shards
and glasses of an unknown future
all her life
cutting deeply
to the soles of her feet
leaving fresh blood footprints
wherever she goes.

Trust me, he says.
She looks at the caked of dried blood on her feet.

“Why should I when you have only threaded on eggshells?”

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Here’s my entry for #FWF Free Write Friday: Trust. I admit trust is a difficult topic for me and I had real difficulty in coming up with something for this prompt. 🙂

18 Comments

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    SHIRLEY MAYA TAN

    January 26, 2014

    Beautiful…it is very difficult to trust, especially if we have been hurt before. It takes time and consistent effot. The imagery is stunning…that trail of caked bloody foot prints. I am sure I have been guilty of a few myself. I think you did extremely well. Poignant!

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      Pink Woods

      January 26, 2014

      Wow. Thank you so much Shirley! 🙂

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        SHIRLEY MAYA TAN

        January 26, 2014

        I have read a few on this Trust Prompt, yours is one of the best I have read. So, the pleasure is all mine 🙂

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    b.l. ronan

    January 26, 2014

    Lovely.

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    Mark

    January 27, 2014

    Beautiful! The imagery of broken glass and bloody feet as a metaphor for broken trust, loved it!

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    Roldan

    January 27, 2014

    hi

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    Kellie Elmore

    February 1, 2014

    The scars upon us from broken trusts of the past, linger long into future paths. Like bare feet on glass, painful reminders with every carefully chosen step.

    Great work!

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      Pink Woods

      February 1, 2014

      That’s beautiful and very true. 🙂 thanks!

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    Mirna Morgan

    February 10, 2014

    -i fight you hide yourself on your shell…..Why should i trust???
    What emotion i felt here…loved so much Poet….Thanks….

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