Gregory Huyette

If Silence Screams - Poem by Gregory Huyette

When truth is besmirched and facts are not searched,
All those are decried who silently stand aside.
Honesty and openness are rarely paths very nice…
Often strewn with betrayal and deep sacrifice.

It's easier to keep quiet and avoid risk of harm…
To side with the silent majority in a semblance of charm.
But then those who roar will dominate all throngs
With their selfish agendas regardless of wrongs.

Such evil segments of society have infected our land
Since docking ships centuries ago and taking command.
Victims were Native Americans who lived without fears,
And their buffalo gunned down after thousands of years.

Not all early settlers succumbed to such evil waves
But many ignored the buying and selling of human slaves.
This most horrible of practices sparked a terrible war
Whose prejudices still run strong and nerve endings sore.

Man hasn't accepted basic change without conflicted force.
History is strewn with the vestiges of painful divorce.
Today more than ever it is time to stand up and declare
If silence screams, dreams of truth and right will be rare.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 18, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, January 18, 2013

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