The unquestioning trust in a small childs eyes;
The gentle, warm trust in a lovers sighs,
The essential trust of soldiers in each other
Strong and vital as that between brothers
Trust in all its many manifestations
Forms the bedrock of lasting relations.
Trust thats enduring and eternally steadfast
Nourishes and protects a love that will last
Through all the travails that life has to give,
Easing the journey for as long as one lives.
Trust is quiet and self-effacing
And does not set the heart to racing,
It has no need of flamboyant speech
Does not force one to kneel or beseech
Trust doesnt require a fervent prayer
For, once truly earned, it is always there.
© 1/17/2004 Thurman P. Woodfork