Alice Walker

(9 February 1944 - / Eatonton Georgia)

Torture


When they torture your mother
plant a tree
When they torture your father
plant a tree
When they torture your brother
and your sister
plant a tree
When they assassinate
your leaders
and lovers
plant a tree
Whey they torture you
too bad
to talk
plant a tree.
When they begin to torture
the trees
and cut down the forest
they have made
start another.

Submitted: Friday, March 16, 2012
Edited: Friday, March 16, 2012

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