Monday, November 04, 2013

I Should Have Known




I speak with honesty 
give my love
my loyalty
my devotion
my benevolence
believing
I would earn the same
in return.

My eyes alone can't see
into people's souls
I can listen
yet 
I may not hear what they say
miss the words between the lines.

People built walls
wear shields
not to get hurt
not to share
it's less painful
uncomplicated.

I stand unprotected 
no walls around me
I wear no veil 
my shield is my skin
nowhere to hide
no secrets to keep.

Now I lay wounded
bruised
insulted
broken hearted.

I should have known 
I should have 
but I didn't.