Trust Issues

Written by: Nathan Leccese

Trust is an issue that is dear to my heart,
   It can’t be given or taken from the start.

It must be earned, it is the only way,
   Head my words, there is truth in them today.

In this present world that we live in now,
   There’s cursing, lying, and acts more foul.

How can you trust your neighbor next door,
   Behind your back they thirst for even more.

Trust is something from back in the past,
   Went hand in hand with honor making things last.

Today there is a different story on the streets,
   An eye for an eye, appearance kept neat.

Everyone is out to save their own skin,
   Cheat if they must to accomplish the win.

What have we become in this world of today?
   Blinded by greed and leading friends astray.

Just to accomplish the upper hand,
   Throwing trust aside with a masterful plan.

So how can we trust if the world is corrupt?
   Nine times out of ten your trust blows up.

You extend your hand in hopes of returns,
   When the time comes around all you get is burned.

This is my problem a downfall in life,
   I trust few people until stabbed with a knife.

So earn my trust if you think that you can,
   I’ll test what your worth to prove you a man.

Nathan Bane Leccese
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