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.