A Haiku - Mistrust

Does trust have to be earned, even regained?

In God We Trust, and in who else?
In God We Trust, and in who else? | Source

Does mistrust come before trust? Should it?



I want to trust you.

Gosh, I really do want to.

How can I learn to?

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Trust, mistrust, trust again?

Have you really earned my trust?

Is enough enough?

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I want to trust you.

Gosh, I really do want to.

Can I learn to now?


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Good question. I think there's no direct answer to who we can trust and even to how can we be sure we can trust. I know that I have never trusted any strangers and if a stranger became a friend it sure took a long time to have any trust and even then there was always some doubt unless we became the closest of friends. Words for thought - trust, mistrust, trust again? Because how many times have not people been betrayed by their nearest and dearest...


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

trust and mistrust...hard to get trust back once mistrust shows up, isn't it!?


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reikieffect 4 years ago

Once trust is gone...very hard to recover.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

Trust springs from infancy when the child is nurtured by the mother, if that is violated then a person has a hard time trusting someone...a great observation on the complexity of man Perspy...


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KDee411 4 years ago from Bay Area, California

38 years I trusted my man with all my heart. I didn't have a clue what he was up to. He planed for 10 years. He was the one who didn't trust anyone, yet he was the one who couldn't be trusted.

Would I ever trust again? Probably, because that's the way I am. Could he ever be trusted by anyone? Hell no, that's the way he is.

Now you have to trust your own heart.

Good hub, makes one think


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Nice work, Demas. I love the presentation!

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