Is This How Trust Betrays? #writephoto#worn


Written for Sue:

Thursday photo prompt: Worn #writephoto



how much of my generosity has made you

the happiest that you are now?

how much of my kindness has made you

the confident that you are now?

how much of my cheerfulness has made you

the enthusiastic that you are now?

how much of my love has made you

the best that you are now?

you don’t need to say a word

your silence says it all

your achievement says it all

your well – being says it all

but why, oh dear, why

did I become the worn – out,

old – dilapidated steps 




is this how selfish you are?

is this how love ends?

is this how trust betrays?





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Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links – –

62 thoughts on “Is This How Trust Betrays? #writephoto#worn

  1. Powerful and poignant, Mich! The photo and your poem!
    Caring is important and we keep trying…but sometimes it is time to step away…for our own emotional health, or safety.
    When people are selfish, abandoning, step-on us, etc., it says so much about who THEY are…and we can’t let them affect us in negative ways.
    There are too many wonderful people out there to care about. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. Oh, i agree Carolyn… we should spend our time and energy to wonderful people and take away the ones who are ungrateful…this is even applicable to all sorts of it romantic, between families or between friends…

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts..❤❤❤

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      1. Yes, so true!
        I think it’s sad when someone is abandoned, forgotten, stepped-on, etc., and they think it’s their fault. 😦 They did all they could do…they did it well, with love, etc….and now they are left alone feeling bad. 😦
        I try to remind them that how that person treated them says more about that person than it does about them. It’s that person showing their true colors.


      2. Ahhh very well said Carolyn. These kind of people are toxic and are not good influence. At the end of the day they try to even blame are right it talk more of how they are as a person..

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  2. This beautifully captures a common problem as the people in relationships change. But you can’t cut and run. And if this person helped you so much when you were younger, you were probably not the ideal person back then. Nice one, Michelle.


    1. Thank you…i agree with you..there is no short cuts…one must undergo certain failures to learn in the same way that one must encounter people who will hurt them but eventually make them a better person. the deeper the wound/hurt the brighter your future will be..☺

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      1. Its actually a challenge photo prompt from can see the link there…you might wanna join too as she really posts stunning and interesting photo prompts every Thursday .

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  3. Wow, this is such an emotional piece mich!! It really speaks to those who feel that their kindness, compassion, and how much they contribute to the world is being taken for granted! 💓💓 And omg, you’re writing a book!? Congratulations, I’m so looking forward to it!


  4. The questions with answers hidden in expressions and emotions of a person well articulated. Some people do not understand facial expressions or actions.


  5. A very unique take. It is hard to replace stone steps! I wonder just how many still trod them being so worn?
    They don’t look safe at all, and when wet… eek. However some folks consider the history of such things and will leave them until the end of time.


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