a Photographic Journey by Meryl


can I trust you
to guide me
run beside me

can I trust you
to stay on track
allow no slack

can I trust you
to listen up
not to duck

can I trust you
to stand your ground
not let me down

©Meryl Spiegel 2012–All rights reserved–No reproduction without permission

12 responses

  1. Totally feel this one Meryl…Beautiful image ~ the angle of the shot just works perfectly with your words… when trust is in question our view seems a bit tilted. Even the man trying to find the angle of the kite to keep it in flight — it’s all a balancing game isn’t it? Wonderful poetic verse to match your picture – heartfelt post my friend…Fantastic! xo

    July 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

    • Thanks, Robyn…the tilt came about quite spontaneously…I wrote the verse with this image in mind that I took last summer….but I hadn’t remembered that I took some frames off-kilter with the kite out of focus…so when I reviewed them this morning…there they were…so glad it all worked for you…much love

      July 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm

  2. Trust, a word that contains much, sometimes love, sometimes hope, sometimes friendship. Good elected to your prose.
    A word for friendship, that’s good.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    • Yes, Carlos…there’s so much involved with trust…quite complex…glad you enjoyed, my friend…

      July 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

  3. Very powerful words…made complete with the photograph. Trust is a huge issue…in any relationship. Thank you for sharing this, beautifully done! Blessings ~

    July 26, 2012 at 2:52 am

    • Many thanks, Christina…trust is certainly at the core of any relationship and can be rocky for those of us who have been compromised…but I’m learning that when I trust myself…the rest follows…good to hear from you!

      July 26, 2012 at 8:54 am

      • Very very true…when we trust ourselves the rest does follow! Wise words 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful evening and day tomorrow 🙂

        July 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

  4. Perfect, the moving words and the photo. Trust is tough. It does seem hardest to trust oneself doesn’t it, our personal judgement can be so easily influenced. Well illustrated in your post today. Nicely done! 🙂

    July 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    • Yes Penny…probably the toughest area for me…going with your gut is so challenging but usually the best way to go…pleased you were moved to comment…:)

      July 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

  5. Reblogged this on I Miss Me, Too and commented:
    Trust, Revisited
    I linked to Meryl Spiegel’s poetry and photo on trust last week but I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. Having a chronic illness impacts on our relationships in so many ways and at the same time our relationships become so much more important to us because of our need for added support. We need to be able to trust.
    We need to be able to trust that people will believe us when our pain is invisible. We need to be able to trust that people will listen when we need to talk but we also need to be able to trust that people will love us enough to gently tell us when we need to stop whining. We need to trust ourselves enough to be able to hear.
    We need to be able to trust that when we lash out at those who are closest because we don’t feel good, that they will stand up to us and tell us we are being mean. We also need to be able to trust that the people who love and care about us will be firm in their encouragement when we don’t have the strength or courage to do what we need to do.
    Meryl says this all so well. Thank you.

    July 28, 2012 at 9:34 am

    • Wow Pat! I’m so honored that my message resonated with you…it’s so gratifying…thank you!

      July 28, 2012 at 10:52 am

      • The thanks goes to you because you captured so much in so few words. And I wanted others to be able to hear what you said and just to make sure that they do, I added a few more words. 🙂 Is that cheating???

        July 28, 2012 at 11:50 am

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