Is This How Trust Betrays? #writephoto#worn

worn-steps

Written for Sue:

https://scvincent.com/2020/07/30/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 

forgotten,

abandoned,

obliterated,

is this how selfish you are?

is this how love ends?

is this how trust betrays?

 

 

 

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64 Comments

  1. calmkate says:

    wow powerful poem Mich … says so much!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Kate….the photo was so powerful too, that’s why❤

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      1. calmkate says:

        it is, I love it!

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      2. michnavs says:

        ❤❤❤🤗

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  2. 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. michnavs says:

      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 relationships..be 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.

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      2. michnavs says:

        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 you..you are right it talk more of how they are as a person..

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  3. HappySoul says:

    Beautiful, powerful, wonderful take 😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you…❤❤❤

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  4. Sue Vincent says:

    A powerfully poignant poem, Michelle.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sue…🙂

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  5. Beck says:

    Love this Mich ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you Beck❤❤❤

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  6. Some wounds can take a long while to heal. Beautifully written, Mich ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree…thank you❤❤

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  7. mrswrangler says:

    I think we have all felt like the steps. It is an awful feeling to give something your all and walk away unappreciated.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree…we all have experienced that in our lives in one way or the other…thank you so much..have a great week end❤

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        Your welcome. Have a good weekend too.

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  8. Deep and poignant words so well composed, Mich. Yes why was I thrown like a ragdoll to the worn out stairs when I was loved for who I was. Awesome.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts kamal…i love it..❤❤❤

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      1. You are always welcome dear Mich. Take care and stay safe ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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      2. michnavs says:

        You too kamal…stay safe always❤❤❤

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      3. ♥️♥️♥️ Thanks dear Mich.

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  9. Sadje says:

    How beautifully you’ve captured the feelings that some people leave in their selfish journey.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sadje..sadly, some people can be really selfish and ungrateful…❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        I think I know a few of them.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Ohh, me too..lol

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  10. Unappreciated and taken for granted. A thought-provoking piece indeed.

    My story!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Keith☺

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  11. Wow- a beautiful poem! I love 💖 the connection of sentiments on usefulness to the stairs to usefulness in life and…more. Nicely done Michnavs.🙏😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Suzette …thanks a lot💞💞

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  12. Lia says:

    Agree with the comments above. Very heartening to read. Wonderful reminder. :)) ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Lia…just a little reminder at times will keep us away from people like that…☺

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      1. Lia says:

        Very true. 💗

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  13. 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.

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    1. michnavs says:

      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. michnavs says:

      Thanks..💞

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  14. Msdedeng says:

    A powerful poem!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much❤

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      1. Msdedeng says:

        And the picture you used to accompany the poem is perfect.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Its actually a challenge photo prompt from Sue..you 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. Msdedeng says:

        I will check it out. Thank you!

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  15. such a powerful poem! really full of emotions. and congratulations on your book, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Super thanks Rose…the pandemic has been productive so far❤

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      1. yea! i’ve noticed your presence on your blog. that’s great!

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  16. This was a power piece. Loved it!!
    “is this how selfish you are?” Something to think about, eh!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..and yes..its something to really think about..❤

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  17. faustinayick says:

    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!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much dear ..the book is actually already .❤❤❤

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      1. faustinayick says:

        Oh my gosh! Okay I’m definitely gonna see if I can pre-order!!💓💓 (Well, I’ll have to ask my parents first lol….)

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      2. michnavs says:

        Lol..very good kid..better ask your parents really❤❤❤

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      3. faustinayick says:

        Hahaha we’re thinking about it!! 😉

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  18. Kritika says:

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

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw , you are right Kritika…they dont understand or simply dismiss to understand..❤❤❤

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      1. Kritika says:

        Right. Happy Day 🙂

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  19. Jules says:

    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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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jules….these kind of steps are sometimes really dangerous already….❤❤❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Chuck😊

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