by Allie Smith
How naïve is it to believe in someone?
If I don’t pay attention, even for a
second, someone will get the best of
me. They are able to take advantage of
that weakness I showed.
Is that why I always am looking even
when it hurts? Because the feeling that
comes from trusting a person but being
betrayed is far worse than pushing
people away that I love. The isolation
that is the result from this is an easier
pill to swallow than something that
wasn’t my own choice. The pain that
comes from showing this weakness is
not just from the action of the lies
themselves, rather from the
embarrassment that I was lured into a
false sense of security where I
demolished my own defenses and let
the pain in with a smile and a glimmer
of hope that it could maybe turn out
different this time.
It’s not just the lies, it’s the fact that I let
myself believe in someone in the first
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