WITNESS

There are witnesses
To crimes that no one else sees
Standing tall
They are the trees
They have witnessed wars
Turmoil and pain
Tears of mothers
Falling like rain

They are the witnesses
Of the lynching in the south
Blood spilled on them
From those beaten about
They have witnessed wars
And desolation
Crimes of murder
And violations

They are the witnesses
Who cannot speak
They have secrets
Only they keep
Secrets of horror
Secrets they cannot share
Branches hanging
No one cares

They bear witness
The truth they see so clear
Their leaves flying
In the air
As bullets ring out
And there is peril and fear
No one notices
Although they are near
Humans don’t get it
Nor would they understand
The trees could tell stories
No one else can
WITNESS

WITNESS

Sally Omar

Joined January 2008

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