Friday, April 29, 2011

“Strings Attached”

young and unquestioning
my innocence drew you like a beacon
across the lake
flashing green with naiveté
beckoning for your awareness
my trust encouraged your deceit
allowing you to bind my soul
to your heartless control
artlessly I believed
the façade of friendliness and openness
not perceiving the glass walls
obstructing intimacy
not understanding false promises of family
affected affection fooled me
until I looked beyond your insincere smiles
and suffered the restraints
you attach to your love

Copyright 2011 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman

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