Alice Walker

(9 February 1944 - / Eatonton Georgia)

Torture - Poem by Alice Walker

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.

Comments about Torture by Alice Walker

  • Manonton Dalan (1/25/2016 7:37:00 PM)

    I have a forest in me
    and they can't torture
    it...they'll be tortured
    seeing me survive and
    happy (Report) Reply

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  • kobina Garvey (8/2/2015 2:03:00 AM)

    nice piece (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, March 16, 2012

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