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Trust No One

-Sentimentality can blind a man to the truth.Those who appear the most trustworthy deserve 
the most suspicion. So check on those we trust (Trust But Check).

The people closest to us cause the most pain
When emotions are dry they expose us to more rain
They say trust is a virtue
On our mind from dawn to dusk like a child's curfew
When I sit and think about trusting another girl
My mother
A friend
My brother
I change my mind
Brush trust to the side
I'll never forget how much I trusted her and got cheated on
When I was little trusted my mother and got beated on
Trusted my dad but got badly neglected
Thought me and him were homies but got badly disrespected
All grown up now and nobody can get close
I feel I trust myself the most
For others I possess no feelings 
Like a ghost
Catch them in their lies pure intuition
The ones most trustworthy get the most suspicion
Traitors can't get an ounce of trust out of me
Thank God I study psychology
I can't help it, they all screw up
Knocked down the ranks soon after they move up
I offer my experiences to all who read this
No one can be trusted, please believe this
Check on those we trust
Verification is a must
Be watchful and vigilant of people who label you with lust
Women don't set youself up to get laid or played
Men don't allow yourself to sprayed or played
Trust doesn't exist anymore at least in this generation
Looking for love in all places
Such desperation
Spot them before they spot you
Identify the clue
If you can trust them then fine
This is just my opinion
My view

As you have just read, I have a serious trust issue. People only use you for an ulterior 
motive they secretly conceal. I know, I know, everybody must face the fact they will be 
used. Then again, what about the method of OVERUSING people. Humans in all shapes, 
sizes, genders or colors can be so deceiving. I sound bitter, I know that already, but come 
on even family can't be trusted. This is just my opinion and cry out to any one to just check 
on the people that lust for your confidence. Just cause they appear trustworthy doesn't mean 
a thing...

They say without trust, a relationship won't last. They are right. For strange reason however, 
I can't seem to trust family, a stranger, a friend, boy or girl. Scary? You tell me. But...What if 
I can't trust myself...?

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  1. Date: 9/7/2010 7:03:00 AM
    i spelt good wrong sorry but every one sets out with god intentions but every one lets you down one way oranother God bless

  1. Date: 9/7/2010 7:02:00 AM
    a great poem this is why I trust God and God alone like in my poem titled persecution even the people closest to you will hurt you sooner or later it is true, they set out with god intentions but end up trying to cripple you in the process, the past few months have been such a trying time but yet God carried me through but I agre trust no one on earth, just trust God you wont go far wrong. God bles from diane

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 9:01:00 AM
    Oh, Richard Jamal! I can't believe the hurt you have experienced, my little brother!! I missed this and was just wondering where you were, keyed in your name and found this on your page!! I know exactly how you feel, but you're too young to live without trusting someone. You can't connect to another without believing they want something from you, is truly sad and that's not how you should live. ..Soup Mail Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/22/2010 7:13:00 AM
    theres so many ups and downs brother who truley knows better than yourself and at times we are own worst eneimes you write straight from your heart always continue to do that andyou will always produce great works my friend

  1. Date: 1/19/2010 11:44:00 AM
    Maybe you can't trust your self! maybe all life is is a never ending stream of disappointments and ill intent. but i dont care i just liked the poem^_^ you are right trust no one. but if you keep everyone at arms length what about when YOU just need someone, to talk to or to love or whatever?idk i just liked the poem.

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 10:27:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your fantastic poetry with us all here at PoetrySoup. Hope to see your poetry posted here for many years to come Richard. Always a pleasure to read. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/15/2010 10:57:00 AM
    a great poem, a powerful message, this story is oh so true in many ways, my parents split up when I was about 11 years old, i lived with my father and people do let us down but not always intentionaly, there usesd to be aquote saying you cal live with a person a life time and still not know that person, as we change as we get older, me and my family trust no one but God, he is the only one i truly trust,