michael frost

Silent Witness

a silent witness to a terrible crime
but i didn't see it i didn't have time
it was not really me in that terrible place
i did not see the blood spattered all over her face
don't stop me now i wont take on this worry
i don't remember what happened i was in too much of a hurry
did i see the body, battered and bruised in a state of undress?
i cant recall, recollect go back or regress
i wont take the time to give my account
ive money to make a massive amount
i was unaware of the beast beating down on her frame
i was looking elsewhere through a shop window pane
i saw not the violence or the long bloody knife
i was temporarily blinded i swear on my life
i cant say what i saw as i did walk past
i was travelling to quickly i was moving to fast
the poor girls screams i paid them no heed
i had to fly off to a meeting at terrible speed
i wont be able to say whos to blame
cant speak to the police or give them my name
yes i stopped and i paused and i looked at his face
but it was terribly dark in that sad lonely place
leave me alone be quiet why don't you shush
i saw nothing at all i flew by in a rush
is not the perp know to your family?
has he not sold drugs on your blocks balcony?
ive told you before i really cant say
and if it goes to court ill just go away
so there goes a crime that remains unsolved
a chance for redemption that has just dissolved
a life in a file in a drawer sleeping
a motherless child home alone weeping
a silent witness tormented by guilt and crippled by doubt
but its not the done thing to open your mouth

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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