Do Trees Cry?


A buoy in the sea

Weather passes over me

Heavy clouds shed their tears

Reluctantly releasing their fears

Holding so tight

Scared in the dark of night

Build the walls up

Our eyes are shut

Don’t let anything in

Hanging on by a rope so thin

Can’t let anything out

Paddling circles in our little boat

The heart is bleeding

They are anxious for the feeding

Why do we do this

Train tongues for silence

Why do we ask why

Do trees cry

Do they whisper on the wind

When the light starts to dim

To inflict pain watch the bloody tears rain

alone listening

The stars are glistening

Forgotten already the Love

From the one and only Light above


2 thoughts on “Do Trees Cry?

  1. John Gray says:

    I just read this about four times and gleaned additional references each time. Very strong commentary on our emotional walls. Very strong.

    • J. L. Mbewe says:

      Thanks John! I wrote it when I was about 16-17 years old. The walls. They take on a life of their own, choking out everything else, yet we think we are protecting ourselves.

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