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Writing 201: Trust

Day 3 is here — and so are questions of trust, acrostics, and internal rhymes.

Today’s word is trust: write a poem in which you address, reflect on, or tell a story about the feeling of trusting or being trusted by another (person, animal, object, potted plant…). Or about distrusting them (or not being trusted yourself).


Poem about Trust

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Trust Me

Beautiful child with large brown eyes
smiles back from adoption files.
In love with her already
from halfway round the world,
will she join our family?

Trust me…

She must be advertised for adoption?
In Bangalore, India for a month first?
But she’s a child, not a thing
to go to the highest bidder!
And we’re already in love with her.

Trust me…

On knees, in bed, in church pews,
in cars, in restaurants, I pray,
not “Do what’s best for her, God,”
but a selfish prayer —
“Please let her fill our vacantness.”

Trust me…

Week one: “Please, God, WE need her.”
Week two: “Please, God, I need her.”
Week three: “Please, God, she needs US.”
Week four: “We do not know what’s right for her,
but Father, she needs YOU.”

Trust me…

Call comes saying it is done.
She is not wanted there.
She’s coming April 20th
“But God, I’m not sure I know
HOW to be a mother to a little girl.”

Trust me…again…










In my mind’s eye I see it
Meaning swells within my heart
A fire within my soul appears
Glowing where it starts
I see the path unfolding
Never knowing where it leads
Alive, it seems to beckon
To follow scattered seeds
Inside this world I ponder
On what I seek to know
Needing only pen and paper
Something unforeseen may grow

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