Both souls remaining the status quo,
Sunny smiles camouflage hearts of woe ,
Remembering betrayal, pretending to trust
As suspicion crumbles hope to dust.
Manipulation wears many disguises.
Denial only delays deceptive surprises.
I wrote this in 2015, still reeling from revelations uncovered little by little following a breakup from a long-term love.
I had run across this quote on Facebook :
“Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling up a perfect piece of paper. You can smooth it over but it’s never going to be the same again.”