Shiloh Thompson

Sincere Ignorance - Poem by Shiloh Thompson

Author's Note: Inspiration comes in many forms. Recently, I began nursing yet another broken heart given to me by one I thought loved me as more than a friend. Today, a close friend gave me a fortune from a fortune cookie. It stated:
'Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance.'
This is a poem about being a sincerely ignorant person in love.

Lies wrapped in a lover’s caress,
Poison oozing from each word,
As they drip into eager ears,
Sincere ignorance to reality,
Naiveté born of built up hopes.

Warming the depths of the soul,
A small bubble of faith and hope,
Rising to a breaking point,
Held together with deceit,
False promises protecting lies.

Pure, innocent love unspoken,
A wounded bird taking flight,
The soul winging to heaven above,
Rising above the ashes of hate,
Lifted by a cruel truth.

Innocence torn away in pain,
The bird felled by a hunter’s stone,
A soul falling into the depths of Hell,
Ashes rekindled into a fiery inferno,
The truth descends in a wave of blood.

Numbness spreading once again,
The bubble bursting with all hope lost,
Drowning in the same lies and deceit,
Burst and never to be found again,
The truth a cruel dictator of emotion.

No longer does the lover caress,
Eager ears now closed to lies,
The ignorance now knowledge,
Reality fells all dreams of love,
The wounded standing alone again.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 3, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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