Treasure Island

Owain Glyn


Trust (Dedicated to Lynne Fyncher Spring Garden)


I awoke, sleep ruffled.
I looked across at a pillow,
Sometimes, shared.
I saw a creature, reclining there,
I recognized it,
Trust.

It gazed at me,
With soulful eyes.
Questioning eyes.
Are you about to give me away?
Have you found a home for me?
Trust.

I reflected,
If I give you away,
Today
Into other hands.
Will you be nurtured?
Protected?

Or will your fragility
Be exploited?
Laid bare, for all to see,
My vulnerability?
If I entrust my trust to you,
What will you do?
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Owain Glyn

Submitted: Saturday, March 09, 2013

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It's all a question of trust.

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  • Lynne Fincherspringarden (3/10/2013 10:23:00 PM)

    I have to add that this poem describes every stray cat that I have ever rescued. They stare at you with trusting eyes hoping that they will never again be abandoned. And you know that if you can't keep them you must ensure they go to a safe and loving permanent home. This poem has many perspectives. (Report) Reply

  • Lynne Fincherspringarden (3/10/2013 10:17:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem and a beautiful demonstration of how the complexities of life can be expressed in so few words when written in poetic verse. To me this poem is about risking our trust to others. Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable in giving our trust away to another person. It could also be about how we resonate with others and have a need to save others whom we perceive as vulnerable and needing our help because we see our own vulnerabilities in them - and in a way we are rescuing ourselves by rescuing them. Thank you for this dedication. (Report) Reply

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