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Calvin and Hobbes: Susie Derkins Trust Issues

 

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Trust

 

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Trust

 

 

 

Much more observant than I seem

I see all the in between

I know what lies behind the words

I see the nouns in the verbs

 

I’ve seen the signs and heard the tales

I know how the wind can fill those sails

When gossip blows no anchor can hold and stay

And a reputation is simply blown away

 

Critical tongues cut and rake

As their pound of flesh they take

They don’t regard the pain they cause

As salt they pour on still festering sores

 

Trying to prove superior by critical talk

Is like trying to carve a stone with chalk

It’s pointless and useless and it doesn’t work

All it ever achieves is hurt

 

Jealousy is a devouring beast

When it finds a target, it finds a feast

It picks and pokes and whips, until it draws blood

And what begins as a trickle, all too soon becomes a flood

 

So I look and listen and I take note

And I don’t jump on just any boat

I don’t give my trust to those without heart

If I see them coming, I depart

 

For I’m not as young as you might think

I’ve stood upon hell’s fiery brink

I’ve been to the war and seen the slain

I’ve seen how lies kill and maim

 

Deep as a well inside this skin

The clown facade is light and thin

Serious lurks just beneath

A vigilant warrior against any fickle thief

 

The vague is just a disguise I wear

A shield against what I cannot bear

Knowledge burns behind tired eyes

Experience has left them worldly wise

 

Seeing things that most would miss

Always expecting the Judas kiss

Hoping over and over to be wrong

Even as sound the first notes of that familiar song

 

Trust is given at great risk and cost

And trust is never ever simply lost

It departs like fireworks on a new years day

It bursts without warning and then fades away

 

As wreaths of sorrow for innocence we lay

It takes an odyssey to regain something still in decay

Born from the ashes of loss and grief

A shrewd phoenix rises from the fire with new belief

 

When the price of gaining wisdom has been betrayal

Born from life’s stinging hail

It’s difficult to let another in

It takes time to learn how to believe again

 

All too clearly you can see the coming pain

So you withdraw early from the game

You hide, you run, you disappear

You cloak yourself with a fake veneer

 

Sometimes you wish you didn’t know

You couldn’t see how things will go

That you were stupid and thick and dumb

That you hadn’t had to learn to run

 

That experience hadn’t given you new eyes

That you still believed all the lies

That you hadn’t lost those rose coloured glasses

That you still saw over every fence, greener grasses

 

Because although you have learnt to let go and forgive

To simply live and let live

You don’t expect anything from anyone anymore

Self sufficiency keeps the cold from the door

 

But when amongst the rocks you do find a gem

You treasure it for always, just as you did back then

The diamonds in your life are brighter than before

Because they’ve been through the fire and the war

 

The most beautiful diamond sparkling bright

Is the one you found on the deepest, darkest night

It’s the most valuable treasure of your life

Made indestructible through all the strife

 

A shiny new trust that will never fade

Born from standing beneath the blade

Faith and trust in your Father above

Hope, strong and solid in the God of all love

 

He’s there to carry you where you can’t walk

All the things He says are more than just talk

He’s shown you over and over, He will always be there

He will always come through, He will always care

 

Someday soon He will bring an end

To all the sorrow and grief, and the need to pretend

His world will bring a paradise of truth

Where you will be able to trust without proof

 

Where friends are real in word and deed

Where words are meant and can be believed

Where you never need fear to let yourself be known

For genuine people will be where ever you roam

 

Walls will come apart brick by brick

No matter how long they’ve been up, no matter how thick

A healing of souls long torn to shreds

As flowers bloom in what were once thorny beds

 

Tired eyes will smile on that day

I’ll open the doors and let the vigilance blow away

The clown will dance for real and not for fake

A heart free to love, without fearing to break

 

Trust will be reborn never to fade

No more wreaths will need ever more be laid

Jehovah will see and smile down from up above

As like mirrors we reflect his trust and indestructible love

 

 

Rach

2010

 

 

 

“Do not put your trust in princes. Nor in a son of man, who cannot bring salvation.”

– Ps 146:3

 

 

“Trust in Jehovah forever.”

– Isaiah 26:4

 

 

“Those knowing your name will trust in you; You will never abandon those seeking you, O Jehovah.”

– Ps 9:10

 

 

“The last thing we expect others to do, it’s the last thing they do before we learn we cannot trust them.” 

― Lauren Kate, Teardrop

 

 

“Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life.”

― Georg Feuerstein

 

 

“Once she had loved Prince Joffrey with all her heart, and admired and trusted her his mother, the queen. They had repaid that love and trust with her father’s head. Sansa would never make that mistake again.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

 

 

 “Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.”

― George MacDonald

 

 

“In God we trust, all others we virus scan.”

– Anon

 

 

“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”

― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

 

 

“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.” 

― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series

 

 

“Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; 

Be true to your word and your work and your friend; 

Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you,

Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.” 

― John Boyle O’Reilly, Life of John Boyle O’Reilly

 

 

“We’re paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It’s that simple.” 

― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

 

 
“Trust starts with truth and ends with truth.”

― Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

 

 

 
“But it does not seem that I can trust anyone,’ said Frodo.
Sam looked at him unhappily. ‘It all depends on what you want,’ put in Merry. ‘You can trust us to stick with you through thick and thin–to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours–closer than you keep it yourself. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

 

 

“The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.”

― Cicero, De Senectute De Amicitia

 

 

“Trusting that you will some time or other do me greater justice than you can do now.” 

― Jane Austen, Emma

 

 

“In those days we did not trust anyone who had not been in the war, but we did not
completely trust anyone.”

― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

 

 

“I lost my sense of trust, honesty and compassion. I crashed down and became what I consider an emotional mess. I’ve never been so miserable in my whole life. I just wanted to go to bed and never get up.”

― Shania Twain

 

 

“Never trust a man with a lunatic wife in an attic,” Richard told me. “And anyone named Heathcliff should make you suspicious.”

― John Irving, In One Person

 

 

“Kids are trusting and wise and I cannot think of a less useful combination to be born with. The wisdom lets children know who they are. And then the trust lets everyone else take that knowledge away.”

― Sean Wilsey, Oh the Glory of it All

 

 

“I resolved to tell my guardian that I doubted Orlick being the right sort of man to fill a post of trust at Miss Havisham’s. ‘Why of course he is not the right sort of man, Pip,’ said my guardian, comfortably satisfied beforehand on the general head, ‘because the man who fills the post of trust never is the right sort of man.”

― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

“We should trust people to be exactly what they have proven themselves to be, no more and no less.”

― Ryan Winfield, South of Bixby Bridge

 

 

“Me, I’m dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it’s the honest ones you have to watch out for.”

― Johnny Depp

 

 

“Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.”

― Steve Wozniak

 

 

“I go to movies expecting to have a whole experience. If I want a movie that doesn’t end, I’ll go to a French movie. That’s a betrayal of trust to me. A movie has to be complete within itself; it can’t just build off the first one or play variations.”

― Joss Whedon

 

 

“Never trust a man, who when left alone with a tea cosy… doesn’t try it on.”

― Billy Connolly

 

 

“I’ve always very earnestly tried to do my best, so I just have to trust that and forgive myself for being fallible.”

― Claire Danes

 

 

 

 (Yep. Went a bit nuts with the quotes on this poem – 😛 There are just so many great ones. I guess trust is a common issue – making it a reoccurring theme through out history. ~ R )

 

 

 

 


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Better Offer

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Better Offer

 

 

A word to wise

A warning to beware

If you take a better offer

Others will be aware

 

If you say you’ll go

But then renege

When something better is offered

You give away that you ain’t so big

 

If you wanna be seen

With only the popular crowd

One day you’ll wake up

To find snobs not allowed

 

When you hurt others

By going back on your word

When they wise up

Your company will not be the preferred

 

Believe it or not

The world doesn’t revolve around you

Others have lives to arrange

They’re busy too

 

When you take a better offer

You cast a pall

You make the person who invited you first

Feel unimportant and small

 

Cos you might think

They’ll never know

But these things have a way

Of coming to light and being put on show

 

Besides, being caught out

Should not be the main concern

Being a true and loyal person

Is what we all need to learn

 

A person who shows respect

And concern for the feelings of all

Who doesn’t show favouritism

Who cares for the lowly and small

 

Because Jehovah will see

And Jehovah will know

Our motives and acts of love

Or the lack, our actions show

 

So let your yes be yes

Let your no be no

When you say you’re going

Go

 

 

 

Rach

2010

 

 

 

 


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Summer Cloud

 

 

See yonder little cloud

 

 

Summer Cloud

 

 

 

At times you just don’t know

How you’re gonna take another step

You feel like you’re drowning

You’re so outta your depth

 

 

The burden on your back

Seems to weigh a hundred tons

You can barely put one foot in front of the other

Let alone run

 

 

The words that fill your ears

Make you feel sick

The masks and the play acting

And the sharp eyes that pick

 

 

Faces turned away

So blind eyes can’t see

Tongues wagging ferociously

In some repellent symphony

 

 

On and on the wounded stumble

Up their private unseen thorny hills

Taking lashing after lashing

Choking down still more bitter pills

 

 

Bowed down by heavy loads

An unbearable weight

With no hand offered

Left alone to meet whatever fate

 

 

No healing warmth radiates

From cold hearts without care

There is no shelter, no shade

No resting place there

 

 

We are your haven

The cry goes up in that hour

We are your safety

Your strong signal tower

 

 

But actions speak louder

Than any boastful cry ever will

Actions prove or make a liar

Out of every loud shrill

 

 

If only they listened

If only they tried

If only they understood

With hearts opened wide

 

 

Love is the answer

To every crying hearts question

Love draws and invites

Another’s hurt tries to lessen

 

 

Love doesn’t need to shout

It is quiet and clear

Bring enveloping warmth

Cotton wool cozy, soft and sincere

 

 

Love asks and then listens

It gives of its time

Bestowing dignity and power

It uplifts, makes sublime

 

 

Love views weakness

As opportunity knocking at the door

Filling all the cracks with gold

Until what was broken becomes beautiful once more

 

 

Pride will crow loudly

With many an arrogant demand

But love keeps softly whispering

It keeps holding out a hand

 

 

Hope fans the life

In a broken hearts dying embers

And when words of love whisper

A flame flares in those cinders

 

 

Words of love were written

As a promise, a guarantee

Love put into action

That all can feel, all can see

 

 

Such love is our strength

Our strong signal tower

It shows us the way

No matter how late, how dark the hour

 

 

We see where we are headed

Though in the depths of an impenetrable night

Though lost on a stormy sea

Though in a seemingly hopeless plight

 

 

Love in action has power

To move, to lift, to inspire

Giving power to the weary

Rekindling their zeal, their fire

 

 

Hills are flattened

Mountains crumble and cave

Burdens are lightened

Until they almost float away

 

 

So when you just don’t know

How you’re gonna take another step

When you feel the sea rising

When you feel outta your depth

 

 

When loud voices are harsh

When faces turn away

When you feel all alone

And you just can’t see the way

 

 

Stop where you are

Where ever you are

Listen carefully

Listen hard

 

 

There is a voice whispering

Soft, quiet, gentle and low

This way, this way,

This is the way to go

 

 

Whatever you need

I’m here by your side

Take my hand

I’ll be your friend; I’ll be your sure guide

 

 

I wrote you a letter

Because I just wanted to say

I see what’s happening, but don’t fret too much

Everything’s going to be ok

 

 

I see you there

Fighting the good fight

I see all your efforts

I see your troublesome plight

 

 

I see your heart

So broken, but so full of love

I see that you always look to me

Up here, up above

 

 

I hear your words of thanks

I hear you speak my name

I hear your tearful prayers

So full of pain

 

 

So I wanted to say

I want you to know

I’ve counted every hair on your head

I won’t let you go

 

 

I am your strong tower

I won’t turn you away

I’ve been here forever

And I’m here to stay

 

 

I’m right beside you

Just a thought’s breadth away

So be at peace now

As you go on your way

 

 

Then as the voice fades to wind

A soft whisper dropping away

The words will linger on

An endless echo lighting the way

 

 

You’ll breathe in deep

Peace settling in warm and calm

A healing rest

A soothing balm

 

 

You’ll feel the warm sun on your face

You’ll look up to the sky

Then you’ll start a moment

You’ll stare at what you see passing on by

 

 

Then you’ll throw your head back

You’ll laugh out loud

For way, way up

Your burdens are floating away like a high summer cloud

 

Rach

2014

 

 

 

 

“It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky.

Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.”

– Helen Keller

 

 

“But those hoping in Jehovah will regain power

They will soar on wings like eagles.

They will run and not grow weary.

They will walk and not tire out.”

– Isaiah 40:31

 

 

 


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By The Sea

 

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By The Sea

 

 

 

 

 

We went for a walk

You and me, you and me

We had a little talk

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Bare toes in the sand

You and me, you and me

Hand in hand

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Side by side

You and me, you and me

As seagulls cried

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

We heard bells tolling

You and me, you and me

Wild waves rolling

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

We dreamed dreams

You and me, you and me

Through sun shine streams

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Cares we shared

You and me, you and me

Kites over head

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

We laughed at fear

You and me, you and me

Then drank our beer

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

A shared moment

You and me, you and me

It’s ours we own it

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Thought of our maker

You and me, you and me

He’s a giver not a taker

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

He’ll help us stand

You and me, you and me

Sure as water laps land

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

So we need not fuss

You and me, you and me

He’ll not leave us

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

So let’s take his hand

You and me, you and me

As we walk in the sand

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Someday we’ll look back

You and me, you and me

And see a single set of tracks

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Cos when we gave our trust

You and me, you and me

Is when he carried us

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Rach

2010

 

 

 

“Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself’

And he himself will sustain you”

– Psalm 55:22