Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Author: Charmaine


Trusted once,
Trusted twice.
Then I get hurt,
All over again.

This shattered heart,
This broken soul.
This waterfall of tears,
All caused by you alone.

How could you bear?
To inflict this pain on me,
How could you betray me?
I trusted you so much.

You of all people,
You whom I loved most.
My heart aches and throbs,
I don't know what to do.

You apologized to me,
Made me many promises.
But how do I trust again,
With this uncertainty within.

But what if I trust you,
Only to be hurt again.
I'm afraid of the repetition,
I'll die if you lie again.

How can I pull down?
This barricade of defenses.
What must I do?
To make sure I'm safe.

You don't know just,
What kind of hell I go through.
I may appear fine,
But I'm not ok at all.

I may have forgiven,
But the scars still linger.
How do I move on?
How do I trust again?


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