Friday, December 11, 2015

Trust and distrust

Waters of the sea of trust are shallow

Welcoming one and all to wade

There isn’t fear, as feet always tread sand

Heads may be held high, above water

Seeing eye to eye, love flows

The ocean of mistrust is deep

Unwelcoming, it’s choppy waters dangerous

Sharks lurk, they can’t teach us how to swim like them

With a ballast of suspicion, one precariously floats

When eyes don’t meet, opposing thoughts might clash

As life unfolds, the gulf widens, it needn’t be so

If a sturdy bridge of compassion is built early on

  • N. Seshadri