In Silence
They witnessed injustice
In anger
They followed its course
The whole earth in labor
Gives birth to despair
And wallows in fields of remorse.

No longer to dream
Of the future
Or hang all their hopes
On tomorrow
Lo, death and despair
Have followed them there
And wrapped all their
Promise in sorrow.


Yellow Leaf

The sky all grey and smoky
A lonely autumn day
I gingerly step out
Unsure of how to pray.

A single yellow leaf
Floats across the sky
In quiet desperation
I watch it sailing by.

My heart, in scattered pieces
Soars with the yellow leaf
Though sorrow is my comfort
Its stay here is but brief.