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Camouflaged Trust - Poem

Vanita Thakkar is an Entrepreneur - an Engineer-Researcher-Consultant and an Artist - Singer-Composer-Poetess-Writer from Vadodara, Gujarat.

Trust overladen with hidden, blind expectations creates unwanted and undue stresses and strains. Such experiences expose parasitic tendencies in relationships, in which the contributor gets exposed to the risk of being consumed by the receiver and has to be careful. A pure, determined mind can help with the confidence required to overcome and overpower such difficulties.

- Vanita Thakkar (22-02-2021)

Camouflaged Trust

What is it

That comes along

Camouflaged as trust

And claimed broken ?


Which keeps turning upside down ?

Or peeping curiosity

Soaked in sore patience,

Seeking answers

That lie within ?

Or cleverness

Often mirror-imposed in fox

For its scavengerly habits ?

Or all these together

And much more

Unknown to my ignorant awareness,

Turning me into a protagonist

In a farce of converting

Disguised, disastrous expectations

Into challenges,

Too overbearing for my frail being,

But for the unfailing grace of

That Omnipresent Nobody.

- Vanita Thakkar (03.04.2011)


© 2021 Vanita Thakkar


Vanita Thakkar (author) on February 22, 2021:

Thanks, Chitrangadaji for your reflective comments - love them and appreciate them. Best regards to you.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on February 22, 2021:

Thanks, Ravibhai. Glad that you could relate to it so well.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 22, 2021:

Deep thoughts in your well crafted poem.

Life is like that, but if we live, we have to take it as part of life.

Thank you for sharing.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on February 22, 2021:

Again a brilliant piece of poetry from you. This one really touched a lot of strings within me.Thanks for sharing

Vanita Thakkar (author) on February 22, 2021:

Thanks, Harriet. Happy that you liked it.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on February 22, 2021:

Thanks, Sankhajitji for the nice comment.

Harriet Dionela from Taguig City, Philippines on February 22, 2021:

Amazing poem!

Vanita Thakkar (author) on February 22, 2021:

Thanks, Brother Manatita for your insightful comment. Jay Thakur. Jay Maa.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on February 22, 2021:

philosophy of life is to struggle ... where there is no struggle, there is no life ...

manatita44 from london on February 22, 2021:

I hear you, my Didi ji.

The camel eats thorns and its mouth bleeds, yet it keeps eating the thorns. You express yourself well. Life's struggle. Let us pray. Om Shanti!!

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