#BlogElul 12: Trust

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I am not a trusting soul
trust was ripped from me
when I was three
by a parent who should have
known better.

I tried to win it back
invited, cajoled, begged,
pleaded in vain.
Like poor little Sheba
it did not return.

Heedless, unaccepting
I kept on pushing
prodding, coaxing
leading myself to water
but never drinking.

Hovering nearby
cheering me on
when hope flagged
despair crept closer
was…something

trusting me, knowing
better than I did
that within me
faith lay dormant
faith that I could turn to

to turn myself to trust.


I’ve decided to participate for the first time in #blogElul, which I have followed for a few years. I’ve never had the courage to get my feet wet – this year, I’m jumping into the deep end of the pool! Check out some of the amazing  themed posts geared around the work and joy of Elul – of introspection and reflection in the days leading to the High Holy Days (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read last year’s and this year’s #blogElul posts via the Elul tag.

About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Medford, MA, part time with my 11 year-old daughter and full time with our dog, Toast, and our cats, Samson and Hercules.
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One Response to #BlogElul 12: Trust

  1. This is outstanding, the imagery flowed from beginning to end.
    “Libretto”
    http://writerannjohnsonmurphree.wordpress.com/

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