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Caution to The Spectators at The Scene of The Crime

by Sandy M. Humphrey

Move along folks there is nothing to see here
Just a chalk line on the floor and a little dust
The victim already has been removed
To the morgue of broken trust

Suspect unknown for its hard to tell
Who dealt the final blow
Time of death for trust’s last breath
May have been a long time ago

This broken trust probably just lay
Unnoticed as people passed
Blinders on, each would go their way
Not knowing promises broken were the last

Until when reaching for what once was there
Emptiness was all they found
Stumbling lost they came across
Trust lying unmoving on the ground

Emergency procedures came a little late
There was no pulse left to revive
Homicide, natural causes or neglect
It doesn’t matter Trust was no longer alive

Learn the lesson, folks if you can
Trust is precious yet often it can disappear
You cannot give what you do not have
Trust yourself and give to those you hold dear


Author's Note: Lesson learned, in order to trust others you must first trust yourself...not always easy to do. Lesson two, Trust is easier to hold on to the first time than to rebuild once you have let it slip away...learned this the hard way.

Posted on 10/03/2006
Copyright © 2020 Sandy M. Humphrey

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charles E Minshall on 10/08/06 at 01:33 AM

A very good lesson in this poem Sandy....Charlie

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 11/15/06 at 07:27 AM

A lesson for all here Sandy. Brilliant use of metaphor to make the point. Well done!

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