Knowledge

I know you think
I believe you
I know you are counting
On my trust
I know you believe
I’ll support you
I know you think
That I must

Do you see I know
Not to trust you
Do you even sense
My word’s not true?
Do you realise
I’ve seen through this
Do you see how much
I know you?

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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14 Responses to Knowledge

  1. wow intensely written but to the point…. I think we all knew/know someone like that at one point in our lives. very nicely penned dear Helen.

  2. A2LSM says:

    I resemble those words πŸ™‚ sometimes people don’t know how well we know them…

  3. ksbeth says:

    so well said, i have been in this exact situation before, and sometimes you just want to ask those questions of the one who has lost your trust –

  4. thegodspark says:

    The last stanza reminds me of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmZlDw-8J1E This poem reminds me of people that I know or have known in my life. The first stanza made me think of myself- I know that people find my annoying and maybe even obnoxious because I so often express my opinions colored by my spiritual beliefs. I am trying to find balance with that. Obviously, as this internet persona I can not (as this aspect of myself I display on my blog I can not) really be more than a spiritual person or show my other colors because it takes away from what I am trying to do and muddies the waters. But for my personal life it is definitely something I need to work on. The last stanza reminds me of myself to in a different way. I have made promises that i have not kept to certain people. When I did that people started to expect less of me and the trust was weakened. Sometimes, okay, a lot of the time I spread myself too thin. I try to be helpful to everyone but when I do that I am not serving myself and other people are going to be left out because I can only do so much. I hope I am not coming off as egotistical by relating so many stories about myself to you. I don’t do it to be selfish or to make it about me, I do it to show how it has reached me, how it moves me, what it means to me. I relate things to myself so that I can grow as a person. If I can see the negative in me than I can have more compassion for those that I see the negative in and it really helps me ground my ego. It is kind of freeing in a way. This poem really has the flavor of it being based on a personal experience helenvalentina. Is this about a work person? I have a theory, this may be a shot in the dark, that if it is a work person that you have recently posted a poem about them before. I like how simple this poem is. Plain words, big meaning. I love that you write in different styles. I love that you write on such diverse topics. I love that you write so many message poems. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much. First you do not come across a egotistical at all – just very deep thinking and self aware…both very positive attributes! Second, it is about a real person and a complex relationship but not one I’ve written about directly before. It’s all from the same complex world though, so your perception is pretty close to the mark nevertheless! πŸ™‚

  5. This indeed is a gem of a post and I need to acknowledge for writing it.

    What is it that stops us from using our intuition to gain such knowledge of the other person?

    Shakti

  6. Brilliant poem! I’ve just joined green embers Rome construction crew and thought I’d stop by to say hi – really enjoyed what I’ve read so far and can’t wait to read more πŸ™‚ xB

    • Thank you!! I stopped by your blog too and am similarly impressed and looking forward to keeping up! πŸ™‚ Green embers has really started something great with his Rome Construction Crew!!:)

  7. thesanctuaryofmyheart says:

    Incredible!! I have felt those exact words. It is like you just reach in and read me. Awesome Helen….the feelings you bring out in your words. Just awesome.

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