Francie Lynch


In Whom Do We Trust - Poem by Francie Lynch

Everyone,
To begin.
We have no choices,
Depending on gurgled voices
Recognized in utero.
Trust radar's not activated,
Despite the life experiences
Of our carriers.

White collars
Dig for gold
Wearing masks and gloves;
So we rely on eyes
Despite the hunger
Behind the disguise.

We are tied to swivel chairs
In block buildings
And asked to trust
As they notice the dirt
Beneath our nails
Ripe-red for pulling.
They want the correct answer,
Not the right one.

Love partnerships
Are unstable vessels
At best.
We secure trust
In disposable
Jilted pirate chests
Waiting for discovery
In teary depths.

We find refuge
In our children,
Though we notice
Eyes roll and shift
As we age and drift.

In whom do we trust?
In the unborn
Who will
Live by our words,
And define the world
We leave in trust.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about In Whom Do We Trust by Francie Lynch

  • (3/12/2015 7:40:00 AM)


    There's one thing we know for sure, is that we can't trust the governments, a great poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 12, 2015



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