False Assumptions and Disappointments

Daily Prompt for August 7 was, Think Again:

Tell us about a time you made a false assumption about a person or a place — how did they prove you wrong?

Since I am not good with people, the assumptions I make of them turn out to be wrong most of the time. It is disappointing at times, but then I realize people are unpredictable anyway. I would love to share all of my personal experiences of false assumptions about people and the amount of the times that I’ve been proven wrong in the most disappointing ways, but then I would have to write a book. But let me save your time and try to put the most disappointing false assumption I made about someone I really cared into few words—to a poem.

Sugarcoated words,
Opening doors,
Paying for dates,
Endless talking,
Day and night.
“He is sweet,”
I thought.
Two months later,
He said “I love you,”
I believed he did.
Four months later,
He wouldn’t show up on weekends
And I found out the girl that he’s been sleeping with.
I’d been yet again proven wrong.
The day I walked away from him,
I knew I just had learned a lesson the hard way.
“Try not to buy the sweet gestures of people and be fooled,”
I wrote in my journal that night.


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