Yin & Yin


When the ear doesn’t listen, the heart escapes pain.


In sickness, in health, in death as in life,
This is the oath I swear to you always.
I take your hand in mine,
To show we will grow old together.

I weep for those oaths,
Which have not lasted even one lifetime.
I weep for our trust,
You could not even trust me.


If you vow, if you promise, if you trust, do so sincerely.
There is no pain of the heart so great as a broken heart,
shattered by betrayal. 
It breaks not only the heart of the betrayed,
but also that of the betrayer.
Hold fast to truth.

©Loes Raaphorst 10/2005