Creative Writing

Poem: Trust

My stained diary lays open on my bed, adorned with flowers  the colors of the sky. It looks like something my grandmother may own. Perhaps a treasure,  hidden away and forgotten, amongst her crowded attic.  My scent is woven into this book, as the rosy perfume on my wrist  grazes the paper with each story…
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January 9, 2021

My stained diary lays open on my bed,

adorned with flowers 

the colors of the sky.

It looks like something my grandmother may own.

Perhaps a treasure, 

hidden away and forgotten,

amongst her crowded attic. 

My scent is woven into this book,

as the rosy perfume on my wrist 

grazes the paper

with each story I write.

It knows each of my deepest secrets,

the ones I could never said out loud

or to the people I am closest to.

I flip through the pages,

soft and worn.

It sits patiently on my shelf, 

waiting to be used.

A refuge for memories and thoughts 

otherwise forgotten. 

But how can I put more trust

in an object

than in those I love?

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