Thursday, March 8, 2012

"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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